Technology Resources & Reviews
Dr. Nicholas Giudice, Professor at the University of Maine and Iris Network board member was interviewed on asbradio.org on his assessment of high tech AIRA system that includes glasses that take images sent via his SMART phone to trained agents who provide live descriptions to assist people who are blind in addressing real world navigation and issues. Listen at the following link:
Resources for Reading With NFB Newsline and BARD Mobile Apps
Steve Kelley CVRT, CRC
The following is an archived recording of a presentation provided by Vision Rehab Therapist, Steve Kelley at the Iris Network. March is both National Reading Month and Save Your Vision Month, and what better way to celebrate than reading the local newspaper or a great book.More
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Written by Steven Kelley CRC, CVRT Vision Rehabilitation Therapist
Electronic Access to Books Has changed
Tablet computers like the iPad, Kindle Fire, and Samsung Galaxy have dramatically changed how we read. For individuals experiencing any type of vision loss, these devices have also increased the overall ease of access to print. The digital formatting of print into electronic text allows for enlarging text by changing font size or through screen magnification and using screen reading software like Apple's VoiceOver, or Android’s TalkBack to read text out loud with a synthesized voice. In addition, since these devices quickly connect to the Internet, they may also function as audio... Continue Reading
One of The Iris Network’s Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist, Steve Kelley, has written two informative articles on the Vision Aware blog about overcoming the fear associated with losing one’s vision, “I’m Not Blind” and how to overcome an everyday challenge, “Enjoying Television with Vision Loss”.
I’m Not Blind
Enjoying Television with Vision Loss
ScripTalk Free Pilot Program
Congratulations are in order for Wal-Mart…they are offering ScripTalk from En-vision America, an audible RX system free to consumers who use Wal-Mart mail-order RX service. More details are available at http://lflegal.com/2012/06/walmart-info/.
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