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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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Glaucoma: Are You Losing Your Vision Without Knowing It?

Do any of these demographics apply to you? Over the age of 65 Very nearsighted African American Diabetic If yes, you are at a higher risk for developing glaucoma. Chances are, you won’t know you have glaucoma until you start … 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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Alexa the VRT

The following is the outline for the AVRT presentation, “Alexa the VRT,” presented by Steve Kelley, CVRT, CATIS Introduction Who is using Amazon Echo and for what? Amazon Echo basics—wifi, setup, inexpensive Dot, etc. Reading the Newspaper NFB Newsline Alexa … Continue reading

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iOS 13–You Can Wait

While we await the Shelly Brisbin’s update to her accessibility bible, iOS Access for All iOS 13 Edition due out in mid-November, many of the beta testers for iOS 13 are suggesting a wait and see approach. If you are … Continue reading

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Aging and Vision Loss National Coalition

Vision Serve Alliance press release from August 7, 2019 included some revealing statistics. It reported that there were 25.5 million Americans with an age-related eye disease such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinal disease, etc. Each one of them capable … Continue reading

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Website Accessibility and Lawsuits

We’re all entitled to a rant once in awhile, right? One of mine starts with this report from Marketplace Money on June 16, 2019. Here’s the audio of Businesses Face Lawsuits Over Website Accessibility and the link to the Businesses … Continue reading

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Global Accessibility Day

To celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2019 I wanted to put all the support numbers in one place for convenient reference: Amazon Accessibility Amazon Accessibility Phone Support: 1-888-283-1678 Support for various features of the devices on their website (assuming you … Continue reading

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iOS VoiceOver Starting Points

Looking for a few resources for getting started with iOS and Voice Over? These are some great resources: Hadley Instructional Videos on iPhone/iPad  Douglas Walker has a great descriptive style for new learners. iOS Access for All Shelly Brisbin $20 … Continue reading

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History of Vision Rehabilitation Therapists

Here are some links to Vision Rehabilitation Therapist historical background: Timeline of Visual Impairments by Carmen Willings offers a great review of vision rehab history starting with the first known school for blind students in Paris, through 2001. History of … Continue reading

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