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Comparison of Three Low-Cost Hand-Held, Camera-Model Video Magnifiers

August 10, 2011, 05:25:38 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

In the August edition of AccessWorld you find a comparison of three low-cost hand-held videio magnifiers and two free screen readers.

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Is Google Discriminating? No Social Circles For Visually Impaired in Google+

August 04, 2011, 06:00:33 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

Social media in general has major accessibility problems. Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook all certainly need improvement. Google latest attempt at social media, Google Plus, launched a short time ago. This time, Google says they considered accessibility of Google plus from day 1. But is that true?

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Apple Wins the Accessibility Game from Microsoft - Supernova 12.04 Now Support Internet Exploer 9

July 13, 2011, 07:02:58 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

Dolphin Computer Access today released a free SuperNova update for all version 12 users enabling people with low vision to access Internet Explorer 9. In a press release I received from Dophin, I read they are very proud with this release. Why is Dolphin so proud with this new release of SuperNova that never seems to get out of beta and what is the role of Microsoft?

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Bionic glasses aim to replace guide dogs for the visually impaired

July 06, 2011, 07:13:11 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

We want to be able to enhance vision in those who have lost it or who have little left or almost none, explains Dr Stephen Hicks of the Department of Clinical Neurology at Oxford University. The glasses should allow people to be more independent, finding their own directions and signposts, and spotting warning signals, he says.

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Apple TV 2nd generation: Apple Continues to Set the Accessibility Standard

April 13, 2011, 04:55:44 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

Apple is a leader in mainstream product accessibility for persons who are blind or visually impaired. They wowed us with built-in accessibility for the iPhone, iPod, and iPad. In theApril number of AccessWorld Joe Strechay reviewed Apple TV.

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New Magnifier App for iPhone Eye Reader from NetSoft

April 13, 2011, 03:13:07 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

Eye Reader is a reading magnifier that utilizes the LED light of the iPhone 4, providing a solution to reading small print in dark areas like reading menus in restaurants.

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ZoomReader for iPhone 4 on the iTunes App Store

April 07, 2011, 04:35:47 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

In combination with your iPhone built-in camera, ZoomReader lets you magnify and read printed text by first taking a picture of an object like a book or menu, then converts the image into text using state-of-the-art Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology.

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Code Factory Releases Mobile Accessibility for Android

March 03, 2011, 03:50:09 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

Mobile Accessibility is a screen-access application which allows people who are blind or have low vision to use an Android phone in an intuitive, easy and simple way.

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Ai Squared Is Going Mobile With ZoomReader Magnifier for iPhone

March 02, 2011, 02:31:59 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

AI Squared makers of the world leading screen magnifier fo Windows ZoomText, is going mobile with the app ZoomReader for the iPhone.

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Class Action Lawsuit Against Disney Alleges Inaccessible Websites and Failure to Accommodate Blind Persons in Violation of ADA

February 18, 2011, 06:58:07 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

Three visually impaired women filed a class action complaint against two Walt Disney companies alleging that Disneys websites relating to its theme parks, hotels and restaurants are inaccessible to the visually impaired, in violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act. These allegations are brought along with broader allegations that Disney unlawfully discriminates against blind patrons who visit their theme parks, hotels and restaurants by refusing to reasonably accommodate their needs.

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Garmin StreetPilot GPS Solution Adds VoiceOver Accessibility

February 11, 2011, 01:20:40 PM by Peter Verhoeven in .

Garmin StreetPilot, a GPS navigation solution for iOS devices, has been updated to version 6.5.4. The developer notes that this version is now VoiceOver accessible.

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All-seeing car of the future helps blind driver navigate his way into history at Daytona racetrack

February 01, 2011, 05:43:16 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

A blind man has become the first person in America to legally drive a car around a race track in a test which could one day lead to all visually impaired people taking to the roads.

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WinZoom 4 and the Windows 7 Magnifier Reviewed by AccessWorld

January 06, 2011, 08:29:26 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

In the January edition of AccessWorld you can find a helpful review of the mid-range screen magnifier WinZoom and the free Windows 7 screen magnifier utility.

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Serotek Releases DocuScan Plus Software

January 03, 2011, 02:56:09 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

Serotek Corporation, a provider of accessible multi platform and cloud-based solutions accessible from anywhere, is proud to announce the release of DocuScan Plus™. This innovative software requires no drivers and allows anyone to scan and read documents in an accessible format from any computer. Serotek will be demonstrating DocuScan Plus at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 6 – 9.

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Supernova Version 12 Release Set To Shake Up The Screen Magnifier Market

November 16, 2010, 12:24:50 PM by Peter Verhoeven in .

The screen magnification market looks set for a significant shake up following the recent release of an updated screen access solution from one of the Worlds original accessibility experts - Dolphin Computer Access. As with previous releases, SuperNova version 12 boasts screen magnification, screen reading suitable for users with no useful sight, as well as Braille display support – all fully synchronised. Notably however, for low vision computer users, SuperNova now also delivers four new magnifier innovations that should re-ignite the whole magnifier debate.

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Optelec Launches Improved Range of LED Magnifiers

October 26, 2010, 02:54:48 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

Provider of assistive technologies for the visually impaired and blind, Optelec US, has announced the availability of its new PowerMag+ series of LED magnifiers. The PowerMag+ line allows effective and easy magnification reading by using advanced Schweizer-brand optics, durable materials and better illumination. PowerMag+ Line

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Freedom Scientific Releases JAWS 12

October 26, 2010, 02:13:24 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

Freedom Scientific today announced the release of JAWS® for Windows version 12, including JAWS BrailleIn™, a powerful new feature that enables users who prefer typing in Braille to use contracted Braille in common Microsoft applications such as Internet Explorer and Word. JAWS 12 includes a new Virtual Ribbon feature which provides a fast way to navigate the Ribbon Menus that Microsoft uses in Office 2007 and Windows 7. JAWS 12 also replaces the Configuration Manager with a new Settings Center. The Settings Center allows easy access to all JAWS settings and includes a search box to instantly locate and adjust the desired settings.

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Google Launches Two New Android Apps To Help The Blind Navigate Around Town

October 13, 2010, 06:21:48 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

Google has launched two new Android apps for visually impaired users, although they could be useful to just about anybody looking for more information from their mobile navigation devices.

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Freedom Scientific® Releases the First Magnification Software with True Dual Monitor Support

September 14, 2010, 02:05:51 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

Freedom Scientific today announced the first true dual monitor support for computer users with low vision. MAGic Screen Magnification Software now works with Windows® 7 and Windows Vista® computers to simultaneously magnify two different applications displayed on two separate monitors.

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Introduction Using Android Phones by visually Impaired

August 11, 2010, 01:38:29 AM by Peter Verhoeven in .

All Android phones that have Android version 1.6 or later have built-in support for speech output and accessibility, completely free.

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