Instagram launches new accessibility features for users with visual impairments

The major social media platform, Instagram, has recently launched two new accessibility features for individuals with visual impairments.  The first feature is automatic alternative text; the second is the ability to manually add alternative text to photos. Check out the excerpt from Instagram’s blog: We are introducing two new improvements to make it easier for […]

Cards that Talk by QRSpeak

Playing cards is either impossible or very challenging for individuals with visual impairments.  QRSpeak created a whole new way of playing cards for these individuals with their Cards that Talk. The Cards that Talk set comes with standard 52 playing cards (plus 2 jokers = 54 cards total).  It is used in collaboration with the […]

Zoomax Snow 10 Pro Brings Printed Word to Life

The Zoomax Handheld Video Magnifier Snow 10 Pro doesn’t just magnify the world for those people with visual impairment. It features clear, human-sounding speech that brings the printed word to life. It’s a 10-inch high-definition video magnifier featuring text-to-speech, Reader Mode and three-way viewing capabilities. The device is the perfect blend of portability, affordability and […]

Sunu Band – Sonar Smartband for Visually Impaired

There are many devices available on the market to help individuals with visual impairments.  If you’re looking for something to use in conjunction with your white cane and/or guide dog, check out the Sunu Band. The Sunu Band is a “sonar smartband that improves navigation for the visually impaired.  It combines sonar or echolocation with […]

SmartVision2 Premium Android Smartphone

If you’re looking for a smartphone that is designed specifically for individuals who are visually impaired, check out the SmartVision2 Premium.  The SmartVision 2 Premium is “the only Android 6.0 smartphone with a full panel of applications dedicated to those with visual impairments.” The device was carefully crafted to maximize the ease-of-use for individuals who […]

Children with Autism: A Visual Schedule App

Visual Schedules are ideal tools for individuals with autism, ADHD, and other special needs.  The Children with Autism: A Visual Schedule by Enuma is the “first wearable picture-based scheduler designed with children and adults with autism in mind.”  The app’s user-friendly interface makes it easy to create a picture-based, personalized daily schedule. “Understanding and following […]