Category: Accessibility


Check out our accessible review of The Clocktower Cabaret in Denver

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If you find yourself in Denver, take some time to check out the Clocktower Cabaret, located just off the 16th street mall. The Clocktower Cabaret features music, comedy, burlesque and much more. Our accessible review just went live.  The Clocktower Cabaret Denver Co. an accessible review “Ted’s journey into theRead More …


Two blind women removed from cruise ship

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Recently, two blind women from West Sussex were removed from a P&O cruise ship over health and safety concerns. The cruise departed from Southampton and the passengers said that the cruise line and London-based travel agency that booked the cruise for them were aware of their visual impairment and wereRead More …


Airlines increasing training to help vision impaired travelers

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 airlines are finally starting to up their game when it comes to visually impaired travelers. Recently, Travel + Leisure reported that Virgin Atlantic are revamping their training for cabin crews to better support visually impaired travelers with Guide Dogs. Virgin Atlantic is partnering with the Guide Dogs charity (https://www.guidedogs.org.uk/) toRead More …


Sony RETISSA NEOVIEWER – An EVF for Visually Impaired Users

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At this year’s CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show in Japan an interesting new adaptive device was introduced which will allow users with visual impairment to use a camera. (from the manufacturer) The DSC-HX99 is a small compact camera with a ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* lens with 24-720mm zoom, an 18.2Read More …


Wisconsin non-profit helps the visually impaired experience skiing

The Wisconsin Based non-profit BOLD (Blind Outdoor Leisure Development) offers assisted skiing opportunities for those who are legally blind. This non-profit is among the growing number of groups offering the visually impaired a chance to enjoy the joy of skiing in a safer guided environment. Being blind no longer meansRead More …


Samsung announces TV feature for the visually impaired

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CES is always a fun time for those that follow tech. This year Samsung announces the inclusion of Relumino mode in their Neo QLED 8K and 4K TVs later this year. The technology makes the television picture clearer by increasing sharpness, contrast and outlines. From Mashable: The feature, called ReluminoRead More …


Theater of the Mind Denver DCPA Accessibility Review

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Recently, I was invited to attend an audio described presentation of Theater of the Mind, a multisensorial journey through the eclectic mind of Academy, Grammy, and Tony Award-winning artist David Byrne. Co-created with writer Mala Gaonkar, Theater of the Mind is a unique experience which invites participation and embraces interactionRead More …


Why is technology and software for people with visual impairment so expensive?

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Anyone who has browsed the costs for software or hardware commonly used by those who are blind or visually impaired has certainly suffered sticker shock at the prices associated with this useful tech. Why does it cost so much to buy products that can make people’s lives easier, and theRead More …


Microsoft Seeing Ai to partner with Haleon to make health products more accessible

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The seeing Ai app is getting an update which will deliver curated information about certain health products, making them more accessible. Microsoft, the producer of the Seeing Ai app will be partnering with Haleon, a manufacturer of common health products like Sensodyne, Centrum, Aquafresh, ChapStick and Emergen-C. This will beRead More …


Lancaster Museums enable Visually Impaired People to appreciate arts collection through 3D Printed Versions of Paintings

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Making art accessible 3d printing has come a long way in a very short time. I love that museums and other art institutes are utilizing this technology to make art of all kinds accessible to the visually impaired. From the article: Lancaster district’s art collection will soon be brought to lifeRead More …


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