Accessible Movie Theaters

Going to see a movie is a great way to spend an evening with friends, family, or a date.  The cushioned seats, dark surroundings, smell of popcorn, and in-your-face large movie screen have a way of capturing your undivided attention and exciting the senses.  Theaters across the nation have continually improved conditions to try and […]

Digital Books and Media: Access for Visually Impaired

Thanks to organizations like Bookshare and Project Gutenberg, people who have trouble reading standard print now have numerous options for accessing their literature.  Digital books and accessible media provide spoken-word recordings, translated books for several languages, e-descriptions, and more.  Explore the resources below and learn about each projects’ accessibility.

Assistive Technology has Something for Everyone

Assistive technology comes in many shapes and sizes.  It can be high tech computer software, or very low tech tools, such as a magnifying glass.  These items are not restricted to any one group; all kinds of people can gain independence from using assistive technology.  There are technologies that can help with hearing loss, mobility […]

E-Readers Galore! Accessible Holiday Gifts

E-readers (also known as e-book readers) are portable devices used to display e-books, and lately the market has exploded with several different varieties.  Let’s take a closer look at the accessibility features in these new products!

Braille in the 21st Century

Braille is no longer limited to textured pieces of paper.  Thanks to Assistive Technology, we now have many options for people with vision loss that enable them to read, write, and use a computer with ease. Believe it or not, Braille (in its earliest form) was not originally designed for people with vision loss.  According […]