Tag Archives: accessibility

Bluetooth Keyboard Keystrokes For iOS 7

Many of the VoiceOver gestures can be replicated on a bluetooth keyboard when paired with your Apple device.  To pair your Bluetooth keyboard with your Apple device, make sure the keyboard is turned on.  Then, go to Settings, Bluetooth, and … 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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Accessible Cell Phone Seminar

Today we are in Council Bluffs, Iowa, at the public library on Willow Street to help blind/visually impaired learn about accessibility and their cell phones. The seminar is an opportunity for people to get hands-on experience and tutorials using accessibility … 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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Androids now accessible for nonvisual users?

By Curtis Chong Contributing Writer On March 2, Code Factory, a well-known provider of software to make mobile phones for blind mobile phone users nonvisually accessible, announced Mobile Accessibility, a program that offers nonvisual  access to mobile phones running the Android operating … Continue reading

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Getting fit with an accessible rowing machine

By Tai Blas Contributing Writer I have recently discovered a completely accessible way to get fit: an accessible Ergometer (rowing machine) made by Concept2. With the addition of free computer software called Erg Chatter, the Concept2 performance monitor is made … Continue reading

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Hope is here for managing Internet radio

By Tai Blas Contributing Writer Pandora is one of the most popular Internet radio services today. It allows users to create and customize Internet radio stations based on genre and artist preferences. For example, users can specify the name of … Continue reading

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iPhone on Verizon a boon for accessibility

By Curtis Chong On January 11, Apple and Verizon announced that effective February 10, Apple’s well-known iPhone 4 will be available to Verizon customers. Among people who are blind or visually impaired, the iPhone is known for its built-in nonvisual … Continue reading

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Making a new stove accessible

By Roger Erpelding Contributing Writer I like to cook, the old gas stove was over 20 years old, and doing poorly. Beth, my wife, and I had decided some time ago that when it “died” we weren’t going to spend … Continue reading

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