Saturday Technology Training Sessions Blog

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

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Comcast Accessibility Support Center for Customers with Disabilities
https://www.xfinity.com/support/accessibility
855-270-0379

Verizon Center for Customers with Disabilities
For Fios & Traditional Phone Customers
http://www.verizon.com/about/accessibility/overview
1.800.974.6006

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Rocky Waters's Free Typing Tutorial for blind Windows users and other useful utilities he has written here:

http://www.rockywaters.co.uk/softwarePage.php

Rocky Waters's free games::

http://www.rockywaters.co.uk/gamesPage.php

Monday, April 23, 2018

A list of Android Apps for Blind/Low Vision, from Blindness Support Services Inc. in California: http://blindnesssupport.com/android%20apps.html




Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Affordable Colleges Online Guide to Visual Disabilities

A GUIDE TO
VISUAL DISABILITIES
How Colleges Help Visually Impaired Students SucceedVisual Disabilities Guide for Students - https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/colleges-helping-visually-impaired-students/

Monday, August 28, 2017

Check out AIRA

AIRA
https://aira.io/
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.

http://bemyeyes.com/

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).


http://www.verizon.com/about/accessibility/text-speech

Monday, January 23, 2017

Music for the Blind

www.musicfortheblind.com 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

https://veroniiiica.com/ 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

http://www.atechnews.com/

John Williams is the managing editor of ATechNews.com.  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.
jwilliams@atechnews.com.