Introduction For the past nine months or so, I've been doing a lot of research into the issue of employment among the population of people with vision impairment. I'm still learning a lot about this issue and discovering that the problem is profoundly more complex than I would have ever predicted. At one time when… Read more about Work: A Personal Perspective
Introduction It's been more than seven months since I published an article on this blog, a record for inactivity on my part. This piece is a "random musings" kind of article, it will contain headings naming the topic and a paragraph or two about the idea as I've done in musing articles in the past…. Read more about A Long Time Between Articles
Introduction Last month James “Jamie” Teh announced he would be leaving NVAccess, an organization he co-founded with Mick Curren to create, improve and maintain NVDA, the screen reader used by an estimated 40% of blind people on the Windows platform. Almost immediately, I started receiving Twitter direct messages (DMs) and emails asking what I thought… Read more about A Cast Of Thousands
Introduction On July 12 of this year, Microsoft released a pretty remarkable new app for Apple’s iOS line of products. The app is called Seeing AI: Talking Camera For The Blind, it can be used to perform OCR, recognize products, to do facial recognition and (in a beta state) to have a scene described to… Read more about Seeing AI: First Impressions
Epigram “All the power is in the hands, Of the people rich enough to buy it, While we walk the streets, Too chicken to even try it,” The Clash. Introduction Regular readers of this blog and of BlindConfidential (its predecessor) already know that when it comes to Windows screen readers, I am an enthusiastic supporter… Read more about NVDA: Now More Than Ever!