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Built-in Screen Magnifiers: A Free Way to Get the Accessibility You Need, Right on Your Computer

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

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GPS Technology

Travelling used to involve physical maps and trying to manually find locations. Today, navigating roads and finding the quickest route from Point A to Point B is more accessible thanks to Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. Continue Reading GPS Technology

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All About Sunglasses

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

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The Inside Scoop on Wearable Technology

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

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