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

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.

Be My Eyes and BeSpecular

BeSpecular and Be My Eyes: Apps that Assist the Blind in Identifying Objects with the Assistance of Sighted Helpers

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Certified Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist

An effort is under way to certify assistive technology trainers. Learn what it takes to become a Certified Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist for People with Visual Impairments (CATIS):

Monday, June 20, 2016

Zoomtext and JAWS Companies Merge

Breaking: VFO Group, owners of Freedom Scientific and Optelec, Acquires AI Squared

Vision Apps

Vision Apps is a blog that has a list of accessible apps for Android and iOs as its first entry:

Monday, May 23, 2016

Top Tech Tidbits selections

Toyota's Contribution to Indoor Navigation for the Blind, and the latest updates to the latest updates to iOS for different devices: National Federation of the Blind seeks an Adaptive Technology Specialist: And an Adaptive Technology Support Staff: from Top Tech Tidbits

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Project Ray Smartphones for Blind

Project Ray Smartphones for Blind RAY devices and apps are communication tools designed for the visually impaired community to connect, communicate and socialize without vision.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Accessibility Edit-a-Thon at the DC Public Library

Accessibility Edit-a-Thon at the DC Public Library

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Eyes On Success This half-hour weekly radio program and podcast discusses products, services and daily living tips for people with vision loss. It is available through radio reading services across the US and Canada, via 3 internet streaming services, and to everybody else as a podcast at the link above. To date, the show has been downloaded in all 50 states in the US, 8 Canadian provinces and over 90 other countries on all the inhabited continents. Eyes On Success is hosted and produced by Peter Torpey and Nancy Goodman Torpey and distributed by WXXI Reachout Radio in Rochester, NY. Topics range from detailed descriptions of adaptive equipment and programs such as screen readers and portable Braille displays to discussions of various accessible reading materials to personal stories of engaging in extreme sports and other hobbies. There's something for everyone on Eyes On Success. Eyes On Success has been airing weekly since January 2011. Prior to January 2013 the name of the show was ViewPoints. Other than the name, nothing has changed. Eyes On Success, then known as ViewPoints, was awarded the 2012 Program of the Year Award in the Consumer Information category from the International Association of Audio Information Services (IAAIS) for show #1242 about Downloading and Reading Books on a Smart Phone.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Vision Austrailia iPhone tutorials

iPhone tutorials at VisionAustrailia:!-technology-podcasts-and-resources/smartphones-tablets-and-apple-ios-devices

Toyota's Project BLAID

Story about a cool assistive device being developed by Toyota. A horseshoe-shaped device that can help those without sight explore the world better than ever. “This new product is a hands-free, horseshoe-shaped device that sits on a person's shoulders. It’s easy to wear and comes with cameras, voice recognition, buttons, speakers, and vibration — all calibrated to help a blind or visually impaired person better explore and interact with the environment around them. Bluetooth technology pairs it with a smartphone. With a push of a button, it helps identify signs for bathrooms, exits, elevators, stairwells, and other important places — giving people with limited sight a new level of accessibility so they can do more with greater independence and confidence.”

Saturday, March 19, 2016 an accessible website with breakfast club, games, music rooms, trivia, Chess Chats, plays, talent shows, tech info, tutorials, described movies, classic T.V, comedy, and interactive chat.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

CAPTCHA Be Gone Solve CAPTCHAs in seconds with a single keystroke Don't let CAPTCHAs stop you anymore! What is a CAPTCHA Often times when signing up for a website, downloading a program, or otherwise using the web you will come across a form which will ask you to fill in the numbers and letters you see above. These CAPTCHAs exist to keep out computer programs. The problem is, they also frequently keep out blind people, as our screen readers cannot read them. Enter CAPTCHA Be Gone CAPTCHA Be Gone is a powerful but simple solution to solve CAPTCHAs for you nearly instantly. Press a single keystroke, and the CAPTCHA is automatically detected, extracted from the page, sent off, and solved in seconds. As soon as it is solved, an audio cue is played, and the solution is copied to your clipboard so you can paste it and keep going about your day. Pricing No matter how many CAPTCHAs you deal with, we've got your back. For $3.50 a month, CAPTCHA Be Gone will solve an unlimited amount of CAPTCHAs. Every single one you come across. Yearly options will also be available. Compatibility CAPTCHA Be Gone will be launched for the Firefox and Chrome browsers first with more to come. It is our intention to be able to offer a service which works no matter which browser you use.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Microsoft Disability Answer Desk
AT Support for MS products
1-(800) 936-5900

Apple Accessibility Support
AT Support for Apple products
1-(877) 204-3930

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Esight Eyeware

eSight is a wearable, handsfree, portable, non-surgical set of goggles/glasses with a camera, software and an LED screen, that tries to increase visual clarity for the user.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Resources collected at Planning Meeting

Smaratin Ministry
Endependence Center of Nothern Virginia Compuer Core
Byte Back Basic Computer Skills
NFB of DC's Career Fair