Saturday Technology Training Sessions Blog

This Blog includes information related to Library Adaptive Technology events, archives, presenter and participant recommendations and suggestions.

Monday, April 23, 2018

A list of Android Apps for Blind/Low Vision, from Blindness Support Services Inc. in California:

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Affordable Colleges Online Guide to Visual Disabilities

How Colleges Help Visually Impaired Students SucceedVisual Disabilities Guide for Students -

Monday, August 28, 2017

Check out AIRA

Aira empowers the blind to experience their world and surroundings using smart glasses with a camera and a remote network of certified agents. Price: very expensive.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Be My Eyes

Be My Eyes is a FREE mobile app that connects blind and visually impaired individuals to sighted helpers from all over the world through a live video call.

Use for:
Finding lost items
Describing pictures, paintings or other artwork.
Matching or explaining colors
Reading labels on household products
Reading on computer screens if websites are inaccessible or screen readers are not available
Shopping in supermarkets and stores
Identifying the expiration date on perishable food packages
Familiarizing yourself with new locations
Distinguishing between products (Canned foods, shampoos, and soaps, spices etc.)
Determining if lights are turned on or off
Finding out when public transportation (busses, trains, etc.) are departing or arriving
Resolving electrical or technical issues

Monday, March 27, 2017

Verizon offers Text to Speech functionality for the Fios TV

Verizon offers Text to Speech functionality for the Fios TV on-screen guide to enhance accessibility for visually impaired customers. If you need help getting the Text to Speech feature working on your set-top box, contact us anytime at 1.800.Verizon (1.800.837.4966).

Monday, January 23, 2017

Music for the Blind has beginner courses for piano, guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin, harmonica, drums, trumpet, violin, flute, saxophone, ukulele and penny whistle in all-audio format. No print, no written music, no video and no Braille.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Veroniiiica is an assistive tech blog complete with posts about accessible Android and iOS settings.

Veronica is local to the DC/MD/VA area.

Monday, October 31, 2016

A Tech News

John Williams is the managing editor of  He has been writing about disability issues since 1978 and, in 1982, coined the phrase “Assistive Technology,” which has since become the universal term to describe products that benefit people with disabilities.

Thursday, September 29, 2016


On the iPhone, in the "Health Data" app that comes already installed on the phone, go to the first item - named "All", there are some unexpected trackers that may be useful. Inhaler Usage Number of Times Fallen When you tap "Add Data", it defaults to the current day and time but you have the option to change it. This data may be useful to share with your doctor when you have your next appointment.