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 […]

Free rides for children with disabilities to commemorate World Duchenne Awareness Day

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a “genetic disorder characterized by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness.”  It affects 1 in 3,500 newborn boys, and in rare cases can even affect girls.  September is Duchenne Action Month, and this Thursday, September 7th, is World Duchenne Awareness Day. To commemorate Duchenne Awareness Day, Metaverse Entertainment is offering free […]

AM250 – Draw2Measure Protractor App

Podcast: Play in new window | Download 250-09-01-17 Draw2Measure Protractor App Hey there! Welcome to episode number 250 of Accessibility Minute!  Woo hoo! This is your weekly look at Assistive Technology, those clever tools and devices designed to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing or other special needs! American Printing House for […]

Micro-Speak Plus Talking Digital Voice Recorder

It’s that time of year again: time to go back to school!  If you’re searching for a tool to help you or your child out this school year, look no further than the Micro-Speak Plus Talking Digital Voice Recorder. The Micro-Speak Plus Talking Digital Voice Recorder combines smart design with easy-to-use navigation.  It includes software […]

Refreshabraille 18

Last week, I introduced the Orbit Reader 20, which is an affordable ($449) refreshable braille display.  If you’re looking to compare, another available braille display is the Refreshabraille 18. The Refreshabraille 18 is a “unique handheld refreshable braille display and braille keyboard for desktop computers and mobile devices.” Although the device has been around for […]