WOW–this is great news for all our students. JAWS and MAGic Student Edition Available on Quota! See details at APH
Freedom Scientific and the American Printing House for the Blind have partnered to make a “JAWS® and MAGic® Student Edition” available to K-12 students in the U.S. using Federal Quota funds! These special software subscriptions will be sold exclusively by APH and will allow students to install full versions of JAWS and/or MAGic on ANY computer they access (up to three machines). This will allow students to have 24 hour, 365 day-a-year access to their computers at both school and home!
Lily is a Great Dane that has been blind since a bizarre medical condition required that she have both eyes removed. For the last 5 years, Maddison, another Great Dane, has been her sight. The two are, of course, Inseparable.
"People will forget what you said; People will forget what you did.
But people will never forget how you made them feel.
Audio Description — the extra audio track that narrates film action for people who are blind or have low vision — has been around for decades, but even if you’re blind, you might not use it. Why? Ironically, often the problem with audio description is not really the audio description. The problem is in how AD is delivered — or rather, not delivered. For years, the LightHouse has heard and advocated for blind filmgoers who simply aren’t able to pay for their movie and enjoy it in the format of their choice. If you’re blind at the movies, you know about the broken receivers, the strange formats, poor public education and training, and the many other intervening factors that have continually stymied AD availability across movie theaters and in-home systems, ultimately stonewalling the blind film-watching experience.
Great help to really move you along with Windows 10
One of the phone meetings of the Philadelphia Computer Users’ Group for the Blind and Visually Impaired discussed various resources available to obtain free technical help. I compiled a list of the resources which I use and ones which were mentioned by other callers. I am placing it on this Web site for anyone who might find it of some value.
Microsoft Disability Help Desk– 800 936-5900 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/answerdesk/accessibility
Apple Accessibility Help– 877 204-3930 — email: mailto:email@example.com
Chicago Lighthouse Helpdesk — screen readers including NVDA, Daisy book players, notetakers — 888 825-0080
Freedom Scientific (JAWS, MAGic, OpenBook, Focus, Pac Mate, various magnifiers and Plextalk Pocket) — (727) 803-8600
JAWS Technical Support Page http://www.freedomscientific.com/Support
JAWS Users Mailing Lists http://www.freedomscientific.com/Support/UserGroups
JAWS Headquarters http://www.freedomscientific.com/JAWSHQ/JAWSHeadquarters01
Android Access (online community) www.androidaccess.org
AI Squared- Zoomtext and Window-Eyes — (802) 362-3612
Window-Eyes Online Support (including knowledge base and mailing lists) — http://www.gwmicro.com/support/
Humanware – 800 722-3393
Verizon Wireless Help for consumers with disabilities (888) 262- 1999, http://www.verizonwireless.com/support/accessibility-faqs/#vgnEnd
AT&T 866-241-6568 http://about.att.com/mediakit/disability
American Printing House for the Blind (Bookport Plus) 800 223-1839
Freelists (various discussion groups or mailing lists) http://www.freelists.org/lists.html
Yahoo Groups (mailing lists) https://groups.yahoo.com/neo
Google Groups (mailing lists) https://groups.google.com/forum/#!overview
Microsoft Community For help with Windows, Office and other Microsoft products http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us
Applevis (for all things Apple) www.applevis.com
Access Technology Institute (to purchase training textbooks and online training classes) http://www.blindtraining.com/
All Hotkeys Keyboard Shortcuts www.allhotkeys.com
KeyXL keyboard shortcut list www.keyxl.com
Shortcut World hotkey list www.shortcutworld.com
Blind Geek Zone www.blind-geek-zone.net
VIP conduit voice Chat with others online www.vipconduit.com
For the People Another voice-chat site, may be a good resource for online help www.for-the-people.com
Accessible World Offers various conferences online, including Tek Talk where products are demonstrated http://accessibleworld.org/archives/tek-talk-archives
Stevie Wonder called for universal accessibility for all disabled persons while presenting at the Grammy Awards on Monday night (15Feb16).
Read the whole article on: Stevie Wonder
Obtaining a college education is no easy task, but for students with visual disabilities, the path to completing a degree program is lined with unique challenges and barriers. The following guide explores how visual impairments impact the educational experience, what colleges are doing for the visually impaired, and includes numerous resources, as well insight and tips from experts and a list of scholarships and grants.
Go to: How Colleges Help Visually Impaired Students Succeed and get your resources lined up for success