Tag Archives: Apple

How I crossed over to the ‘Dark Side’ (I mean iPhone)

By Curtis Chong Contributing Writer  In the summer of 2009, almost two years ago, Apple announced that its iPhone (a smart phone operated primarily through a touch screen) would be equipped with the VoiceOver program, software designed to allow the … 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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At CSUN: Zoom Reader app on its way

By Michael Barber Contributing Writer I am attending the 26th annual International Conference on Disabilities, sponsored by California State University at Northridge.  One of the exciting things to do at these conferences is to wander through the exhibit hall and … 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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Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic Comes to the iPhone

By Tai Blas Contributing Writer  Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic (RFB&D), a nonprofit organization, has been providing literature and textbooks on compact disk and digital audio formats to blind and learning disabled students for quite a few years now. … Continue reading

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Digit-Eyes makes a handy product labeler

By Tai Blas Contributing Writer As one of a growing number of very satisfied blind iPhone users, I recently discovered a fantastic bar code reader and audio labeling system called Digit-Eyes. Costing only $29.99, this system is significantly less expensive … Continue reading

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Get ready for the Mac

By Michael Barber [tweetmeme service=”idbonline”] If someone had told me three years ago that I would be a fan of the Apple Macintosh (Mac) computer, I probably would have growled and/or made some disparaging remarks.  Most everyone I knew used … Continue reading

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