Miniguide US

American Printing House for the Blind (APH) is the “world’s largest nonprofit organization creating educational, workplace, and independent living products and services for people who are visually impaired.”  One of their available products is the Miniguide US. The Miniguide US is a tiny electronic travel device that is ideal for individuals who are blind.  It […]

BrailleNote GPS

HumanWare is “the global leader in assistive technology for people who are blind or have low vision.”  The company offers dozens of innovative products, one of them being the BrailleNote GPS. The BrailleNote GPS provides location information and mapping tools to augment independent travel for individuals with visual impairments.  People can use the GPS to […]

Enchroma : Color-correcting eyewear for color blindness

Color blindness is a condition where a person’s eyes are unable to see colors under normal light.  It affects millions of people worldwide and is most prominent in men; it affects 1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 women.  The condition ranges from a variety of classes, with red-green color blindness being the most […]

Jordy – Low Vision Wearable

We’ve covered so many CCTVs and other assistive technologies to help individuals with visual impairments over the years.  A majority of these video magnifiers are bulky, while others are compact, handheld devices.  Now there is the most portable solution yet: introducing Jordy, the wearable video magnifier! Jordy is a battery-operated, full-color portable system that can be […]

Nearby Explorer App

Yesterday I discussed a handful of apps that are fully accessible using VoiceOver.  One I didn’t discuss is Nearby Explorer, which is a GPS app for people who are blind. Nearby Explorer is yet another app from the American Printing House for the Blind (APH).  (If you’re unfamiliar with APH, it is a nonprofit that offers thousands […]

5 popular apps using VoiceOver

VoiceOver is a built-in screen reader found on Apple devices.  When using VoiceOver, users can access Macintosh or iOS devices with spoken descriptions and, when using the Mac, the keyboard.  This has made the devices accessible for users with visual impairments, as well as those with dyslexia. If you visit the App Store now on […]