Tag: technology


iOS 14 great new feature for the visually impaired

I’m an iPhone user and have been since the iPhone 5. I have always been happy with their accessibility features and I know the operating system inside and out, so I stay with iPhones because I’m comfortable with them and can easily navigate. Because of the maturity of the platform,Read More …


Be my eyes and Guide Dogs for the Blind team up to help alumni

Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) and the BeMyEyes app have reamed up to offer specialized help via the app for their blind and visually impaired clients. If you have never used the BeMyEyes app, it is a wonderful smartphone app which allows users to connect to a volunteer whoRead More …


‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ just got more accessible to blind audiences

It makes me happy that many of the streaming services are catching up with audio describes content for the sight imp[aired. Apple TV has always been a bit ahead of the curve in that department, but now Netflix has taken the first step to making a popular animated series moreRead More …


Google adds new accessible functionality to Docs

If you are a Google Docs, Sheets or Slides user you will be happy to learn that Google has added a new shortcut command to instantly toggle Braille displays: Google is making it easier for visually impaired people to use its Microsoft Office alternatives. The biggest change is a new shortcut —Read More …


Staying fit during the new normal

Depending on where you live, the COVID-19 pandemic has made it difficult or worrisome to get out and get that much needed exercise. Just watch TV for a few minutes and you will be inundated with apps and companies offering virtual options for getting fit in this crazy new normalRead More …


Pennsylvania to launch new voting method for visually impaired for next week’s primary

This is a travel and tech blog for the blind and visually impaired, so while this story meets the technical criteria for inclusion, I strive to make this a totally non-political website. I figure that if you are looking for politics there are a million and one other sources forRead More …


Cool ultrasonic speaker techology lets braille readers read in mid-air

This is a great advancement, I can really see this benefiting so many. The added bonus with the social distancing is that we don’t have t come in contact with a surface that has been manhandled by so many others. I hope this technology can evolve and be implemented inRead More …


Visually Impaired Students play curling

For some strange reason, whenever my sighted friends hear about adaptive technology for sporting events they are amazed. Curling while visually impaired makes total sense to me.


Making airport navigation easier

New tech created by Carnegie Mellon University offer a suitcase called Bbeeo which will help users avoid collisions with people walking around the airport and NavCog, a smartphone app that utilizes bluetooth beacons placed throughout the airport to provide turn by turn navigation to gates. We applaud creators of techRead More …


Smithsonian museums are becoming more accessible in D.C. with the implementation of new tech for the visually impaired.

Using the Aira app, Smithsonian museum visitors who are blind or have low vision can now access an app that uses their smartphone cameras or special glasses to provide wayfinding information coupled with on-demand verbal descriptions of everything from individual objects to entire exhibitions. For more information, you can readRead More …


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