Tech Tip: Ruby HD XL

by Laura M on July 28, 2014

Greg Blackman from Eye Can See shows us the new Ruby HD video magnifier by Freedom Scientific.  Check it out!


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Dr. Tim Bunnell, Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Director, Center for Pediatric Auditory and Speech Sciences |

Cherokee language now available in Braille

Social media and tech sites must be accessible to everyone – TechRepublic

IBM names West accessibility chief | ZDNet

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