Tag Archives: iPhone

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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EyeNote Currency Identifier for the iPhone: Free but inefficient

By Tai Blas Contributing Writer Recently, the Bureau of Printing and Engraving released the EyeNote iPhone application. This app is designed to identify currency for blind users. This is a free application. I decided to test the app to see … Continue reading

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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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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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Instant currency ID with the LookTel app

By Michael Barber Contributing Writer For many years, money identification for many of us was done by folding money in many different ways for each denomination.  I fold my fives in half, my 10s get folded once lengthways, etc.  I … 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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Braille Access to Portable Devices Using Refreshabraille

By Tai Blas Contributing Writer I have recently acquired a Refreshabraille 18 Braille display sold by the American Printing House for the Blind. Refreshabraille, which retails for $1,695, is an 18-cell display and Braille keyboard, which connects to devices using either Bluetooth or USB … 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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