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National Tech Standards; General Education Perspective

The Perkins' College Success program is actively working to develop technology standards for students who are visually impaired and is seeking input from YOU!...
Sean Mealin working at his computer in his SAS office, with text, "Recruiting employees with Disabilities".

SAS Recruits Employees with Disabilities

WRAL interviews Sean Mealin, a PhD computer science student at North Carolina State University about his summer internship at SAS. Simba, Sean's guide dog lays...
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How we created a culture of accessibility at SAS

How can companies grow a cutlure around accessibility? Let's take a look at SAS, a global software giant for advanced analytics, business intelligence, data...
Kids sitting in a Waymo minivan preparing for a ride to after school activities.

Way Self-Driving Minivans: Phoenix

Self-driving white minivans are offering free rides to the public in Phoenix, AZ.  Waymo currently has 100 autonomous minivans with plans to increase to 600...
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Swift Playgrounds - The VoiceOver Challenge

Then ... The look of horror on my wife's face said it all.  "How much did that cost?!" she exclaimed, as I unboxed my the iMac 24inch computer, to which I...
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Can a Tablet Really Replace Your Traditional Notebook?

A few months back, Apple released a commercial advertising the iPad Pro. In it, they position the iPad as a full-fledged computer, in other words, one that can...
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Eschenbach SmartLux Review

I was at a low vision exam when I got on the subject of assistive technology with the ophthalmologist. He told me he had some "toys" that I could try out. At...
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The value of GPS System in Orientation and Mobility

Abstract Orientation and mobility specialists have gained basic information about the use of GPS through their university personnel preparation programs. ...
Holly Jeffries, Teacher of the Visually Impaired, NC with Amare Leggett at the 2016 National Braille Challenge.

Bookshare Member Amare Leggett Finishes Top Ten in 2016 National Braille Challenge

Amare Leggette, an energetic eight-year-old from Eastover Elementary School in Charlotte, North Carolina just finished as a top ten finalist in the 2016...
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My Month on Android: Blog

From a low vision perspective, an avid iOS user spent a month using an Android phone.  This tech savvy user shares his experience using the Android phone with...
Woman wearing a smartphone arm band putting on her Lechal running shoe; background is a marked route on Google Maps

Haptic Footwear for Enhancing Independent Travel from Lechal

Everyone has heard about smart phones and smart watches; but, are you familiar with smart shoes?  An Indian company called Ducere Technologies PVT has created...
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Apple Watch Weekend: Initial impressions

This article is a review of the Apple Watch by a blind user who had reservations about purchasing the watch.  The author discusses details how the watch was...
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How New Technology Helps Blind People: TED Talk

In this TED Talk video, Dr. Chieko Asakawa discusses advancements in technology that enable people with vision loss to be more independent. Dr. Asakawa, an IBM...