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Moovit: An Accessible Transit App for iOS and Android

Moovit app is a transit app for iOS and Android phones. One unique feature of this app is that Moovit will announce your stop three stops before your desired...
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Google Classroom with a Screen Reader

Google Classroom is a tool designed to help teachers and students communicate and stay organized in the paperless classroom.  Students with visual impairments ...
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Accessibility of Samsung Smartphones and Smart TVs

This video created by Samsung, showcases the built-in accessibility features including settings and gestures - on Samsung smartphones or smart TVs.  These...
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Making Images Accessible for People on Twitter

Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short messages called "tweets".  Tweets can include photos; do you know how...
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Android 6.0 and Talkback 4.5 Accessibility Improvements

Karl Belanger reviews the accessibility improvements with Android 6.0 and Talkback 4.5.  He discusses the following topics: Basic Navigation and Setup...
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BrailleNote Touch: UEB Math

This short video demonstrates how to write math problems using UEB. Nemeth Code is not available at this time on the Touch, but my students have learned the...
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Jeff's list of Accessible Android Apps

Jeff, a partially sighted mostly blind adult who uses Talkback and high contrast, shares his personal list of accessible apps.  There are currently 177 apps in...
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TalkBack: Android Screen Reader Help Center

Android Accessibility Help has a comprehensive page focused on how to use TalkBack, the Android screen reader. Topics include: Get started on Android with...
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Accessible Reader: Android App

Accessible Reader is an Android app enabling users with visual impairments to read documents and books. Accessible Reader can read txt, rtf, doc, docx, and PDF...
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First Look At BrailleNote Touch!

I have a BrailleNote Touch loaner unit.  These units will not be available for shipping until sometime in May 2016.  You can imagine how excited I am to be one...
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Google Launches Vision Settings

Google has launched Vision Settings, which will allow users to control specifications such as magnification, font size, display size and TalkBack on their...
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O&M Live Binders: Resources

Chris Tabb has put together an incredible online O&M resource using LiveBinders.  LiveBinder is your digital 3-ringer binder on the web!  It can be used to...
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15 Talkback Navigation Gestures

Want to learn more about navigating an Android phone (or tablet) with Talkback?  Here is a great video that shows more than 15 Talkback navigation gestures!  ...
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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...
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Voice Dream Reader

Voice Dream Reader is a widely acclaimed app that reads articles, documents and books out loud. Voice Dream Reader has been featured as Best New App in 81...
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Browse the Web with Talkback

Erik Burggraaf shares information and tips on how to browse the web with Chrome and Talkback. To read the article, go to Browse the Web with Chrome and...
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Moovit: Your Local Transit iOS App

Moovit is a top local transit app available in more than 800 cities; Moovit adds a new city every 24 hours!  Moovit provides information about public transit...
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Blind Abilities Podcast App

Blind Abilities produces podcasts and blogs dealing with accessibility, technologies, devices and enhancing opportunities in the job market for visual impaired...
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Google Now Voice Commands

Google Now is the virtual assistant for Android devices.  Do you know all the things Google Now can do for you?  Check out this article Huge Cheat Sheet Tells...
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Microsoft Demonstrates Seeing AI App

Microsoft uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) in a research project to help people with visual impairments and blindness to better understand who and what is...
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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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Ride Sharing Apps: Uber and Lyft

Need a ride?  Use your smart phone to find a ride in minutes.  With a simple tap of a button, a nearby community driver will pick you up! For basic information...
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BrailleNote Touch: Android braille tablet

HumanWare introduces the the BrailleNote Touch, the first Android all-in-one braille tablet providing Google Play access.  The Touch which has the power and...
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How to use the New Facebook Reactions: Android and IOS

Two great videos on how to use the new facebook reactions with and without a screen reader from Circle of Blind Mice.   
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NFB Newsline: iOS app

Read the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today and other national and international news sources on iOS device using the NFB Newsline Mobile app!  Check...
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Inclusive Android Website

Join a community of people with disabilities who are Android users; share information, ideas, apps and tips!  Just starting?  Browse the getting started guides...
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Lessons for Beginners Using Screen Readers

This article explains how to introduce a student - particularly a young student - to using a screen reader.  Sharon demonstrates several fun activities and the...
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WebAIM: Screen Reader User Survey #6 Results

In July 2015, WebAIM conducted a screen reader survey with more than 25,000 participants.  This survey tracks historic trends of primary screen readers,...
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BlindTool: Android App

BlindTool is an Android app for people with visual impairments and blindness that identifies objects and vibrates based on how confident it is. To read an...
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New APH Refreshabraille 18

In September 2015, APH announced that the newly revised APH Refreshabraille 18 is available.  Available on Quota Funds, this handheld refreshable braille...
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Tar Heel Reader: Create and Read Accessible Books

Tar Heel Reader is a collection of free, easy-to-read books; students can create their own books or selet books created by others.  Tar Heel Reader is a...
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TalkBack Gestures (Android Accessibility)

  TalkBack is the built-in screen reader on Android devices.  TalkBack gestures has three types of finger movements: basic gestures, back-and-forth gestures...
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SAS Gloss App: an Annotation App

SAS Gloss is a FREE annotation app that enables a student to draw, color or type on top of a picture or PDF.  A student can take a picture of a printed...
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Office Lens: A Free Scanning App

Office Lens is an accessible scanning app that easily converts printed text into an editable digital Word or PowerPoint documents - allowing users to type or...
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Best Android Apps for Blind and Visually Impaired

Here are two links to articles that discuss the best Android apps for blind and visually impaired. Article posted on Android Authority, Best Android apps for...

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