Tech Ideas

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Narrator Update: Podcast Demo

Learn more about Microsoft's exciting improvements to their native screen reader, Narrator.
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Braille Me: new refreshable braille display

Check out this low cost braille display!
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Research survey on computer use of adults

This research will help schools to understand what tools blind children need to know!
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JAWS 2018 Updates

Check out these new July 2018 JAWS updates!
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Windows 10 in S Mode

Learn more about S Mode (Security Mode) and how this works with assistive technology.
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Microsoft Forms and Take a Test

Microsoft's software for creating tests and for 'locking down' devices during testing.
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Animals: iBook

An accessible iBook about animals and where they live.
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How to enable audio description on your smart phone

Want audio descriptions to your movies and TVI shows to automatically activate?
Time Series plot showing dividend titled "Cash amount by Ex/Eff Date"

Reviewing Charts and Graphs: SAS Graphics Accelerator

What is the Accelerator and how do you use it to review charts and graphs?
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Drag and Drop with Jaws talking software and keyboard commands

Learn how to move that cursor around your page to activate anything with keyboard commands....and do it faster than a mouse user
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Smyle Mouse: Control your computer with just a smile!

Hands-free, voice-free controller for your computer or tablet.
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Get to know PowerPoint with keyboard commands

Learn JAWS keyboard commands to move quickly around PPT.
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Be My Eyes

Be My Eyes is a free app connecting blind or visually impaired individuals with a sighted volunteer who can help the individual by utilizing the phone's camera
Image of a PowerPoint being created with the color menu and text, "PowerPoint Layout with a screen reader".

Dr Robinson teaches how to Design a Great Background for PowerPoint presentation

Create a great background for your PPT presentation
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Excel and label everything in your graph with talking software

Keep going with your excel skills by learning how to label that graph.
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Excel - Geometry & insert shapes and label graph

Geometry class is not a problem for blind students using excel
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Histogram Excel using keyboard commands

Need to complete a histogram, line plot graph, etc? No problem with the ease of Excel.
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Quadratic Trend-line with scatter plot graph including equation in Excel with Jaws talking software

Learn how to do Math using excel to output sophisticated graphs just like everyone else--but better
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Rid clutter from webpage in reader view mode for Chrome

Get rid of all those ads from webpages to read it fast with talking software.
Image: Photo of two young hands on an abacus with text, "Abacus Addition".

Abacus addition, using blind methods

Different ways to add but this method seems to work the best.