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Smart phone
Jun 20, 2009
iPhone 3G S provides new accessibility features including VoiceOver, a screen reader that speaks what appears on the iPhone 3G S display, enabling visually impaired users to make calls, read email, browse web pages, play music and run applications. The new universal Zoom function magnifies the entire screen, and the White on Black feature...

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Radio
Jun 20, 2009
A move from analogue to digital audio broadcasting (DAB) radio may leave people with sight problems left out of Britain's digital revolution if steps are not taken to assist in the switchover, as laid out in the communications Minister Lord Carter's Digital Britain report. DAB is a digital radio technology for broadcasting radio stations,...

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Apple Computer
Oct 20, 2008
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley and the National Federation of the Blind have reached an agreement with California-based Apple Inc. that will provide blind consumers and students full and equal access to Apple's iTunes and iTunes U. Under the terms of the agreement, Apple will ensure that both iTunes and iTunes U are accessible...

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The Make Sens phone with contoured keypad
Oct 15, 2008
Lighthouse International organized a recent expo, showing off gadgetry geared for people with low or no vision. The group says the same technologies that can help most of the population in small ways can help people with vision loss in huge ways. "For someone who has normal vision, simple tasks for them are very difficult to do by a person...

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Olympics
Jul 30, 2008
China has improved its official Olympic website to serve the blind and deaf, the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games (BOCOG) announced here on Wednesday. Both the BOCOG website, www.olympic.cn, and the China Disabled Person's Federation (CDPF) website, www.cdpf.org.cn, were updated to enable the blind, those with low vision and...

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Smart phone
Jul 16, 2008
Four years ago, the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) in Huntington, WV set out to improve hard-to-read digital displays, like computer screens. It hired Marshall University researchers to do the job. Now, they think they have developed LCD screen technology that will lead to easy-to-read appliances, gadgets, and complicated operating...

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Visually impaired computer user
Jul 16, 2008
Lighthouse International has announced that LowBrowse, its open source browser extension, is the first software program to allow people with moderate to severe vision problems to view Web pages as the site creators intended. LowBrowse allows people to read text on pages altered to meet their needs. The free program works with Mozilla Firefox,...

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Joel Snyder, an audio description artist
Jul 8, 2008
The next time you find yourself watching "Sesame Street," "Star Wars" or a PBS documentary on television, hit the SAP button on your remote control and you might hear the voice of Takoma Park resident Joel Snyder. For more than 20 years, Snyder has worked as an audio description artist, writing and recording explanations of visual actions...

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Blind computer user demonstrates how he uses his home computer to shop online
Jun 30, 2008
Garry Grant, president and chief executive officer of Carlsbad-based Search Engine Optimization Inc., is doing more than improving his clients' visibility online. He's helping them reach out to a new demographic, one that cannot navigate online or see Web sites without accessibility enhancements. People who are visually impaired or...

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Jun 29, 2008
Eelke Folmer, an assistant professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, who's doing some fascinating work creating videogames for the blind and disabled. According to a 2008 report NPD, 63 percent of the U.S. population play games. The majority of games are inaccessible to visually impaired but some audio games exist. Audio games are extremely...

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