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Amazon to improve for the Blind

Friday, March 4th, 2016

On March 2, 2016, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and Amazon announced they  will be working together to improve reading experiences for Blind, low vision, and deaf-blind students. Read the full press release at https://nfb.org/.

Best Android Apps for People with Low Vision

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Shelly Brisbin wrote the article, Best Android Apps for People with Low Vision. She says the focus of her article is on apps that support a low-vision Android user experience. In the future, some of the individual apps featured in Shelly’s article will be highlighted one at a time on the Talking Books Plus blog. In her article, Shelly says […]

FEMA Region I Disability Integration Newsletter

Friday, September 4th, 2015

September is National Preparedness Month! The Federal Emergency Management Agency, Region 1, has initiated a newsletter to support the whole community approach to emergency response and recovery. The Disability Integration Newsletter highlights ways to support programs and services which meet the mandates for physical, communication and programmatic accessibility for the whole community. Read the Newsletter […]

ADA 25th Testimonial Event

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

In a panel event full of great testimonials, it was said that the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) role is to lead in the achievement of “connectedness” and “employment” for people with disabilities. Employment should be achieved through diverse and open networks and opportunities.  The agency wants to “export those ideas,” to make them a priority and do whatever they need to do to […]

uSound (Hearing Assistant)

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Sharing this information with our Talking Books Plus members who are using a smartphone to download talking books from our collection. Would love to know if  members are using the uSound app and what they think. The information I am passing on says – Some people have trouble with specific frequencies and this app, operating through a […]

Be My Eyes App Jan 15 release

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

An app called be my eyes, which connects blind people who need assistance with sighted volunteers through their iPhone’s back facing camera, is due for release on the 15th of January. You can find out more about it by visiting the website: www.bemyeyes.org Source: bardtalk Wed 1/14/2015 7:59 AM

Walmart adds ScriptTalk at local pharmacies

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Walmart has made ScripTalk available to its mail order pharmacy customers for the past 2 years and will now implement ScripTalk at any of their local pharmacies when a customer requests it. All the customer has to do is ask their local pharmacist for audible prescription labels. If the pharmacist is not familiar with the […]

ScripTalk Labels free for CVS/caremark blind members

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Woonsocket, Rhode Island (January 5, 2015) – CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) announced today that it now offers the ScripAbility prescription accessibility system through its mail service pharmacy to CVS/caremark members who are blind or visually impaired. The system includes ScripTalk talking prescription labels as well as braille and large print labels. In March of this […]

Braille tools with PCs, MACs, tablets and smartphones

Friday, November 14th, 2014

On Wednesday, November 12, 2014, Hadley School for the Blind presented the seminar, The Value of Braille in the Educational Toolbox. Braille can be used to increase efficiency both in and out of the classroom Would you like to learn how braille tools can be used efficiently with mainstream devices such as PC’s, MAC’s, tablets, […]

Verizon Wireless National Accessibility Customer Service

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

An announcement by Paul Macchia says, “on October 15, Verizon Wireless unveiled the National Accessibility Customer Service (NACS). Designed to support people with special needs and requirements, the Charleston, South Carolina-based center will be staffed with approximately 200 dedicated representatives to address individual mobile needs – whether it is providing guidance on device selection, technical support […]

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