Since my middle school days,I did all of my computing either with a braille notetaking device or on a computer. People told me that, with the limited vision I had, a screen magnifier would be the best access technology for me to use. So, for years I was convinced that screen magnification should be my… Read more about Progress in Screen Reading: Android and iOS
I’d like to clarify some things I wrote in “The Model T Syndrome” article I posted yesterday. First, I was discussing accessibility for people like me, those with profound to total vision impairment who use a speech based screen reader. Second, I, in no way, hope to discuss other disabilities, including low vision, as I’ve… Read more about Android, iOS and Accessibility
A few years ago, when I still wrote my now defunct blog, Blind Confidential, I posted an article called, “The Model T Syndrome” in which I blasted Android accessibility for being sorely substandard. Recently, my old buddy and fellow Freedom Scientific refugee, Marco Zehe wrote an excellent piece called “Switching to Android Full Time,” in… Read more about The Model T Syndrome Revisited
On Friday, as Twitter went ablaze with news of iOS 7, I celebrated nothing new from Apple but, rather, the long awaited BARD Mobile app from the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS). For the first time in history, a person with print impairment now has the largest collection of audio… Read more about 2013: The Year of the Book for Blinks
I enjoy Twitter. I use it daily to hear about news in science, skepticism, secularism, humanism and other interests. I also follow lots of friends and I’ve developed online relationships with a lot of people around the world. For one like me who spends his days at a computer, Twitter provides a fun way to… Read more about Want, Want, Want!