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Feelif just released two applications that will help blind and visually impaired users have a better understanding of their surroundings and of photos.
Feelif is a tactile tablet that is able to combine native features of the Samsung tablet, like vibrations and the built-in screenreader, with a tactile surface to create a whole new learning experience.
For children who are non-verbal or have low motor coordination, switches can be a great way to augment their play. If you're just getting started with a switch you may be looking for some ideas on how to use this device with your child. Here are some things we've tried with our switches.
Children with CVI often prefer clear, crisp images with little background clutter. They respond well to high contrast, bright colors (especially yellow or red), movement and LIGHTS!
With recent patent filings and new applications for Google Glass, it does look like Google is interested in getting into the vision business.
NFB joins forces with Amazon to improve Kindle accessibility for blind students
Computers for the Blind provides computer equipment for families of children who are blind.
The FCC seeks comments on the rules proposed to increase access to audio description for blind viewers.
The Tactile Caliper puts measuring to the 1/16" in the hands of blind users with braille output!
The Described and Captioned Media Program provides a library of free-loan described and captioned educational media for students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind.
You can now purchase assistive technology products directly from Apple on the Global Apple Store. Products are currently available in a variety of categories including Vision, Physical & Motor Skills and Learning & Literacy.
New accessibility features make images accessible to blind users on social networks Facebook and Twitter
Ballyland is a Mac or Windows video game designed specifically for children who are blind, visually impaired or low vision.
Looking for an easy way to braille books and objects around the home? We look at the 6dot braille label maker and review its features and functions.
Learn how special accessibility features designed specifically for people with varying abilities, including those with visual impairments, are having a a major impact on how our children can access the iPad