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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

IPhone App - Money Reader and Accessible Devices Listserv

Look Tel has recently released an IPhone App called Money Reader. It sells for $1.99 in the Apple App store. It reliably identifies U.S. currency from 1 to 100 dollars. You simply open the app and pass it over the money approximately ten or so inches above the bill. This is one we feel we can confidently recommend. At the moment 3 of us all ready have it and have been very impressed with the ease of use and accuracy. It works with either the 3 or 4 series phones.

You can visit the page below to listen to Randy's Demo.

You will find the Accessible Devices list archives at:

Monday, March 7, 2011

DC Public Library free computers with classes

DC Public Library crosses the  with  and  offering free computers, classes and internet  flyers:

Retina Chip

This is approved in Europe and costs $100,000

Facebook training - March 8th

Facebook training
Here's some info possibly of interest on an upcoming Facebook webinar:
Facebook with JAWS and MAGic
March 8, 2011
Are you interested in diving into the world of Facebook to stay
connected with family and friends? Are you apprehensive though about
navigating the Facebook website with JAWS or MAGic? If so, join us for
a look at some basic navigation techniques that can be used to make
browsing Facebook more efficient and less daunting.
Time: 12:00 PM Eastern Time (17:00 GMT)
Webinar: Beginning to intermediate concepts
Cost: No charge
Level: Beginner to intermediate
Length: One hour
Although Facebook is a complex and interactive site, learning some
basic navigation principles will make using it less stressful and more
enjoyable. Learn how to use JAWS and MAGic navigation techniques such
as moving to headings and form controls to quickly locate sections of
the various pages. Utilize the JAWS PlaceMarker feature to easily
return to certain places on a page and learn how to customize settings
specifically for Facebook. These and many more topics will be
demonstrated in an effort to open the world of Facebook up to JAWS and
MAGic users.
NOTE: This Webinar assumes you have already created a Facebook account

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Quick Survey on a new product for the Blind and Vision Impaired

Please help this design team!
At the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, a group of MBA students is designing a high-quality talking watch for the blind and vision impaired.

The link below will take you to a 10-question survey asking your opinion about features that should be included in this new product.

Here is the link to the survey:
Please don't delay!

Responses prior to March 1 will be included in a presentation to key decision-makers regarding this product. Thank you for your input. We look forward to providing a product that delivers genuine value.