Much of the way we perceive and understand the world is through our eyes. In fact, in one study, 88 percent of participants ranked vision as their most valued sense. For the at least 2.2 billion people around the world who have a near or distance vision impairment, accessing the world and getting information often […]
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 […]
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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 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 (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!