Assistive technologies, such as magnifiers and screen-readers, have increased accessibility to information now more than ever before. As someone new to magnification, consider utilizing the built-in accessibility options before purchasing equipment or installing software. “I use these settings every day,” says Kathy Brockman, Council board… Continue Reading Built-in Screen Magnifiers: A Free Way to Get the Accessibility You Need, Right on Your Computer
Age-related macular degeneration affects more than 10 million Americans. It is a common eye condition and a leading cause of vision loss in people over the age of 50. The condition affects the central part of the retina – causing distortion or loss of central… Continue Reading Macular Degeneration Symposium
Fall is a time for new beginnings–especially for students. This year’s college freshmen might be both nervous and excited, as they are not sure what to expect when it comes to the differences between high school and college. To ease this transition, the Council would… Continue Reading Preparing for College
The tantalizing smell of outdoor barbecues, long nights spent sitting on the deck and warm days relaxing lakeside all herald the arrival of summer! Sunscreen, bug spray and sunglasses are all necessities during this time of fun in the sun. But sunglasses are not just for beach-goers or feeling groovy. Continue Reading All About Sunglasses
For decades, science fiction writers have imagined devices that could read text from a printed page or give users the ability to instantly connect with another person to accomplish tasks. Now, with wearable technology, those dreams have become reality! Having hands-free access to information is one of the many advantages of wearable technology. Some devices work best for people who have some functional vision and some work well for people who have limited vision, or no vision at all. They all require a power source, like a rechargeable battery. Continue Reading The Inside Scoop on Wearable Technology
A refreshable braille device sits atop a table. The black, plastic display shows ten braille cells, of white four feature brailled characters. What is refreshable braille? A refreshable braille display is a piece of computer hardware which has a series of refreshable, or fluid, braille… Continue Reading What is Refreshable Braille Anyway?