Blind computer users have a very different experience than sighted users who can see the screen. Visually impaired users are only able to experience a very small part of the interface at one time, making it difficult to learn new graphical interfaces. Windows 7 and Vista Explained: A Guide for Blind and Partially Sighted Users […]
When we think of blind, sometimes many people think of the word “darkness.” Our cultural emphasis on this thought can make it very difficult for us to imagine life without sight. Photography can also be something that many individuals believe is a task that requires sight. Blind with Camera School of Photography is a virtual […]
Gizmo’s Freeware website provides information for individuals to gain access to 64 sites that offer free audio books. These websites allow users to download or listen to books online free of charge. Audio books are useful for individuals with disabilities to listen to a book at their own pace. Talking books, or audio books, were […]
The AbleGamers Foundation’s mission is to empower people with disabilities to enjoy digital revolution that is taking place in gaming. They are a nonprofit organization that provides video game accessibility for the disabled gamer. Recently, AbleGamers has been recognized by CNN for their work. They will be featured on CNN’s Edge of Discovery during the […]
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In the U.S., a report conducted by Microsoft and Forrester Technologies identified that from working age adults: Approximately 1 in 4 computer users have visual difficulty or impairment. Nearly 1 in 4 computer users have dexterity difficulty or impairment. 1 in 5 computer users have hearing difficulty or impairment. Essentially, assistive technologies provide support and […]