Author Archives: Steven Kelley

I’m Not Blind

I’m Not Blind What comes to your mind when you think about “blindness?”  If you feel fearful or anxious about blindness, you are not alone. In a poll conducted by Research!America and the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR) … Continue reading

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Low Cost Accessible Computing

A newly referred client said to me recently, “I had to give up using the computer, because the print was too small to read any more.”  She is not my first client to say this. Vision loss for computer users … Continue reading

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Which Computer is Right for Me?

One client recently said to me, “I’m afraid if I don’t learn how to use this thing (an iPad), I’m just going to be left in the dust…” The consequences of not learning to use adaptive technology may not be … Continue reading

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Macular Degeneration

February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month  Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness and vision loss in Americans over the age of 65. According to the Archives of Ophthalmology, April 2004, approximately 1.75 people in the … Continue reading

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2012 Diasability Fact Sheet

The complete text of the 2012 Disability Fact Sheet appears below, or you may download this as a Word Document here. This was forwarded by the White House Disability Group disability@messages.whitehouse.gov  as a recap of the resent budget announcement by … Continue reading

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Livescribe Pulse Pen

The Livescribe Pulse Pen (http://www.livescribe.com) is a device the size of a wide pen, that allows users to write notes on special paper notebooks, and record audio information that is organized and linked to the written note. Watch the instructional … Continue reading

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Free Cell Phones

SafeLink Wireless offers a  free cell phone to those eligible. Eligibility standards are listed on the SafeLink Web site at https://www.safelinkwireless.com/. Standards are based on income, presence of a disability, etc. Depending on the state, free air time is also … Continue reading

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Low Cost Computers for VIPs

A recent email from a team member within the State of Maine reminded me to quickly add an entry with the following 3 resources: Texas Center for the Visually Challenged: offers refurbished computers that are “free” with a $100 donation. … Continue reading

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Intel Reader

Humanware offered a comprehensive presentation on the Intel Reader via Web seminar in mid-December 2009. The archived version of the Intel Reader presentation is now available. The Intel Reader is a portable device that allows users to take a photograph of … Continue reading

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Victor Reader Stream on YouTube

The Victor Reader Stream YouTube Video was recorded for the Iris Network in Portland Maine. Steve Kelley, a Vision Rehab Therapist for the Iris Network presents this introduction to the Humanware Victor Reader Stream. For a wider selection of audio/video on … Continue reading

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