7-128 Software has just published the 2014 edition of the Top 25 Web Sites for Gamers who are Blind.  This list included where to find FREE and commercial games that are blind accessible, game reviews and information regarding games that are blind accessible, and forums and blogs visited by the blind gaming community.

The web sites are ranked according to the criteria at the end of the list, and contain detailed descriptions to make it easier to find what you need.  There is a direct link to each site.

This information is totally FREE.  No registration is required.  

The list can be found at: http://www.7128.com/top25/topsitesblind.html

The debate is never ending on which is the most widely used computer (PC vs Mac)? Is the tablet going to take over the industry? Quick answer is the PC with Microsoft office and NO, the tablet is not powerful enough to take over the real life workload.  Real world wide work is done on the PC and the saturation point of the tablet has hit with sales dropping to meet that saturation point. Together, they are great tools, but to keep up with what your employers  wants or school demands, will take a desktop computer.

See the wonderful graph attracted, or data table below and for more information to keep up on what is the reality of the situation and not just an argument point, go to StatCounter Global Stats and get the reaiity check that is needed. Especially if you are making decisions on what a child should be learning in school

OS Market Share Perc. (Jan 2013 to Jan 2014)
Win7 43.59
WinXP 17.51
Android 8.05
iOS 7.53
MacOSX 6.06
Win8 4.91
WinVista 4.49
Series 40 2.22
Linux 1.1
SymbianOS 1.1
Unknown 0.78
Samsung 0.78
BlackBerry OS 0.62
Win8.1 0.41
Windows Phone 0.27
Win2003 0.2
Sony Ericsson 0.09
bada 0.05
LG 0.04
Chrome OS 0.03
Nokia Unknown 0.03
Win2000 0.03
Win8 RT 0.02
Nintendo 3DS 0.01
Playstation 0.01
WinNT 0.01
Other 0.05

Learn what each finger gestures does on the ipad–works with iphone or ipod touch too

Watch Youtube video: iPad finger gestures–what all those fingers can do with Voice over

 


Hundreds of titles about stories of Books Featuring Characters With Blindness and Visual Impairment(click on link and open file)-Find the right book for your situation.

This list is taken from many resources, most of which were in print without information of where it came from. They were scanned and added all together.

If you know of other titles that are not here, please let me know at yourtechvision@gmail.com so I can add them to the list.

I have been working with a particular student for years, so her skills are fairly advanced. She started virtual instruction this summer and caught on very quickly. We have been experimenting with finding the best browser that works with the right software and email and a multitude of other things to make everything work together. And, it was time to use this technology in the classroom.

First off, it is common to have to go personally to the school to explain virtual techniques to the administration. So, I did. The Principal seemed to understand quickly the virtual technique. But, the Director was having a difficult time seeing how a blind student can get help from a teacher who lives far away. The para-educator was willing to give it a chance, so I told them to let the student take over and they could watch. Then I went home and waited for school to start.

Our first lesson of the school year started today. The para-educator was nervous but within a couple of minutes the para was amazed. The student texted me online, telling me she was ready for the class work. I immediately brought her up on video, greeted her and saw smiles. Next, we started the tandem session so I could bring her computer desktop up on my computer. Then I began giving her instruction on downloading school books from the Internet, from the website Duxbury (a braille to print translation program) that transfers text information into Word. (Note: I previously discussed with her teacher what the student needed for class, so the lesson was in my head)

After the student loaded the classrooms “World History” book into WORD, it was time to read. The student knows she needs to ask the teacher, “What are the first three words of the paragraph you want me to be on?” Then I helped her insert those words into find dialogue box. Within seconds her cursor finds the paragraph. She jumps the cursor to her book and her JAWS begins reading it to her.

The student also practices her braille reading, by adding the braille display to the laptop.

 

Any blind student that wants to take classes dealing with music should learn braille music to access everything their sighted peers access, giving them the ability to learn anything they wish. If they want to go on and write their own music, they will have that ability.

Watch video on Youtube

Learn more about Music for the Blind at Dancing Dots and Lime Lighter: Click on Dancing Dots or Lime Lighter

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