Saturday Technology Training Sessions Blog

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

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.

Thursday, September 8, 2016


YourTube is an accessible YouTube player which now uses HTML 5 instead of Flash. You can search for and watch videos in an accessible format from your computer or phone:

Thursday, September 1, 2016

NLS Reference Guides

The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped makes Reference Guides available online. Included are lists of organizations that produce calendars in braille, print/braille, large print, or audio, lists of accessible software applications (apps) for smartphones and other mobile devices, which can be used by those who are visually impaired to read books, newspapers, magazines, and other print material, and many other useful lists.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

From Top Tech Tidbits at

1) August 2016 issue of AccessWorld

2) AppleVis Unlimited: What's New in Accessible Apps for July 2016

3) Ranking Screen Readers in Windows10 Anniversary Update: The Results Will Surprise You!"

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Learn NVDA, Free Online Video Tutorials

AFB Announces Learn NVDA, Free Online Video Tutorials The American Foundation for the Blind is pleased to announce the availability of Learn NVDA, a series of FREE online video tutorials designed to help people who are blind or visually impaired learn how to use the computer and/or improve their computer skills.