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The New Victor Reader Stream: A New Look For A Popular Product

By Michael D. Barber Rehab Technology Specialist Manufacturer: Humanware (800) 722-3393 http://www.humanware.com $369.00 Do you remember when you first got your brand new Victor Reader Stream? Do you recall how excited you were to have a device that would play … Continue reading

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By Michael Barber The Wilson™ Digital Voice Recorder is one of the smallest and simplest digital recording devices I’ve seen.  Measuring just 2 inches by 3 inches by 0.5 inches, it will easily fit in your hand, your purse, your … Continue reading

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Olympus Digital Recorders Still Accessible to the Blind

By Curtis Chong Contributing Writer About a month ago, I purchased the Olympus DM-620 digital voice recorder in my ongoing quest to acquire the latest and greatest in nonvisually-accessible digital recorders.  The Olympus DM-620 digital recorder is the latest in … Continue reading

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Hefty Battery Pack For iPhone

By Karen Keninger Contributing Writer I just finished a seven-day biking and camping trip.  I wanted to bring my Apple iPhone along to take pictures, take notes, and stay in touch as needed.  But the battery on my iPhone would … Continue reading

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CSUN: A recap from the week in San Diego

By Curtis Chong Contributing Writer From March 15-19, I attended the 26th annual CSUN International Technology & People with Disabilities Conference held in San Diego.  During the conference, I attended a number of formal sessions, visited with a few companies in … Continue reading

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iPad continues to revolutionize accessibility

By Sarah Cranston Contributing Writer For years, blind students have had several ways of reading electronic textbooks. Many scan their books and read them using a computer. Others use notetakers and read them in Braille. Still others read books using … Continue reading

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Vision Free HD Radio: pricey but worth it

By Curtis Chong curtis.chong@blind.state.ia.us In June of this year, the Vision Free HD Radio from Dice Electronics became available for purchase.  This radio, based on the Dice Electronics ITR100, was designed from the ground up with nonvisual access in mind, … Continue reading

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Finding flexibility and accessibility in an exercise bike

by Karen Keninger Contributing Writer [tweetmeme source=”idbonline”] I’ve had a Schwinn Airdine exercise bike for years. It has one tension, and doesn’t have any programming. It’s great as far as it goes, but I wanted something more flexible with training options. … Continue reading

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