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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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Technologies For Nonvisual Access To Paper Currency

By Curtis Chong Contributing Writer During recent months, more affordable and usable technologies have become available to enable a blind person to identify paper currency without having to rely upon the assistance of someone who can see.  While folding different … Continue reading

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Brown or blue? Ways to use a color identifier

By Karen Keninger Contributing Writer This morning while I was getting dressed, I grabbed the color identifier I keep on the dresser, and used it to quickly find the dark brown slacks I was looking for. Mine is the Colorino … Continue reading

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Kindle not so accessible after all?

By Curtis Chong curtis.chong@blind.state.ia.us [tweetmeme service=”idbonline”] On Wednesday, July 28, Amazon announced that its Kindle electronic book reader will come equipped with a voice guide that reads all menu options aloud so blind and other print-disabled people can navigate the … Continue reading

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