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Listening to Magazines and Newspapers

A vision loss can make reading the local paper or magazines, in print, a real challenge. Here are some alternatives to consider: NLS Talking Books 1-800-424-8567 In Maine, the National Library Service (NLS)Talking Book Program is administered through the Maine … Continue reading

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Shared Vision Quest Coast to Coast

Shared Vision Quest is a coast to coast bicycle ride by long-distance cyclists Mike Robertson and Hans Breaux to raise awareness for retina disease, and the abilities of individuals who are legally blind. Robertson himself is legally blind as a … Continue reading

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Google Home, “Hey Google!”

“Hey Google, can you give me a gift idea for Mother’s Day?” The Google Home device on the coffee table lights up, and responds in a female voice, “You could make her something tasty to eat, do you want a … Continue reading

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Reading is Fundamental

Reading is Fundamental! Do you remember the television ads for what was at the time, a federal program to get kids reading more? Perhaps more importantly, you understood the message, that reading is a springboard to learning–one of the basic … Continue reading

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Understanding Braille Technology

Understanding Braille Technology Steve Kelley CRC, CVRT Unless you’ve grown up with braille, you may not realize that braille technology has been in the electronic world for many years. Braille is far more than dots on paper! Many computer or … Continue reading

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Five Great Reading Apps for Booklovers Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

Electronic Access to Books Has changed Tablet computers like the iPad, Kindle Fire, and Samsung Galaxy have dramatically changed how we read. For individuals experiencing any type of vision loss, these devices have also increased the overall ease of access … Continue reading

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Kindle Fire HD With Alexa!

The New Kindle Fire HD When you think about accessible devices–you know, computers, tablets, and gadgets with screen readers and magnification, you rarely consider low-cost, over-the-counter devices, like the Kindle Fire HD, do you? The tablet world of accessibility really … Continue reading

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Streaming Television

Streaming TV Through the Internet Cut the cord! Television viewing has changed dramatically in the last several years. The traditional “tube” that sat in a common area of the home with a rabbit ear antenna or a cable connection, has … Continue reading

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Enjoying the Television With a Vision Loss

Enjoying the Television With a Vision Loss One of the most common challenges clients report, after experiencing a vision loss, is watching TV. They will often report an inability to see the actors’ faces, printed text on the screen, or … Continue reading

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Siri, Alexa, and “OK Google” Smackdown

Why is Everybody Always Picking On Me? Whether or not you use one of Apple’s iOS gadgets (iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch), no doubt you’ve heard of the digital personal assistant named “Siri?” If you’ve been hiding from the world … Continue reading

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