Category Archives: Low Vision Tech Blog

The ADA is 30!

The ADA Tun 30! on the Vision Rehab Podcast. At the time the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed in 1990, I recall thinking this was entirely appropriate, the right thing to do, an expansion of equal rights. At the … Continue reading

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More Talking Books, Please!

“I’m out of books, what am I going to do now?” This was the short version of a call I received from a former client a couple weeks ago, when businesses and rehab agencies sent staff home to reduce public … Continue reading

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Vision Rehab Podcast

The Vision Rehab Podcast is now on its third episode so I think it is safe to do a little promotion. For readers looking for another assistive technology podcast, this may be a bit of a disappointment, because that’s not … Continue reading

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Proposed Cuts to SSI and SSDI

The Trump administration is proposing drastic cuts to Social Security Insurance (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) which will affect hundreds of thousands in the U.S. with disabilities. The public comment period for this proposal is open until January … Continue reading

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Is the Dumb Phone the Smart Choice?

The following is an outline of the presentation on Accessible Flip Phones by Steve Kelley on November 14, 2019 at the NE/AER 2019 conference held in North Conway, NH. Download a large [rint Word copy of, “The Dumb Phone May … Continue reading

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Vision Rehabilitation Therapist Appreciation Week Commemorates Anne Sullivan

Vision Rehabilitation Therapist Appreciation Week will be observed this year the week of April 14-20, 2019 to commemorate Anne Sullivan’s birthday, on April 14, 1866. Anne Sullivan, a pioneer of the vision rehabilitation profession, was the teacher who worked closely … Continue reading

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Tech Gratitude

This morning, I sat down to my home computer, and had a real moment of gratitude. The desktop opened on my Mac, on a 22 inch monitor, the screen was magnified using the the accessibility settings that are built into … Continue reading

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Older Driver Safety Awareness Week

The week of December 3-7 is designated Older Driver Safety Awareness Week by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). One of the goals of this week is to, “promote understanding of the importance of mobility and transportation to ensuring older … Continue reading

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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Walking the Employment Talk What do you think about, when you think of hiring a potential employee who has a disability? What if the next person who walked in the door to interview for a position in your company walked … Continue reading

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Smart Speaker Basics

Smart Speaker Basics Steve Kelley, CVRT, CRC, CATIS skelley@theiris.org The following notes may be downloaded as a LP Word Doc titled Smart Speaker Basics. Digital assistants are software or artificial intelligence, and may be on different devices. For example, you … Continue reading

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