The New Mexico Commission for the Blind has developed a free program, Keystroke, to teach touch-typing to blind and visually-impaired students using their preferred screen reader. The program is available for Windows and Mac OS X, and works with the … Read More »
This fall, a working group of the United Nations will meet to review proposed regulations that would set an international minimum sound standard for electric and hybrid electric vehicles, which would require that vehicles be equipped with a sound generating … Read More »
The word “accessibility” is one that’s tossed around frequently in higher education, yet few people understand how to implement the concept. At last week’s Faculty Technology Showcase, Dr. Edward Bell—who directs the Institute on Blindness at Louisiana Tech—explained the most … Read More »
As a means of better understanding how various formats impact leisure reading among youth who are blind or have low vision, we’re looking for parents and teachers to help us find students to take part in a new research study. … Read More »
Fifteen states, plus the District of Columbia, are getting ready to adopt the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), and along with the standards come new assessments. The National Federation of the Blind is currently investigating the accessibility features available for … Read More »
Take a listen to this interview with Casey Robertson for the highlights from the 2013 Getting in Touch with Literacy conference. Having trouble accessing the embedded player above? Click here.
Editor’s Note: The following post is not meant as a tutorial or step-by-step guide. Rather, it explores the benefits and pitfalls of the iPhone app from a user’s perspective. Hoards of expectant readers have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of … Read More »
While teaching for 27 years at the Louisiana Center for the Blind, I personally timed over 80 readers who read braille at 300 to 500 words per minute…as fast or faster than the educated classes of America. All of them … Read More »