‘Keystroke’ App Teaches Touch-Typing and Gets Blind Students Used to Text-to-Speech Engines

14 Oct

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 »

New research: Proposed, global standard for quiet cars won’t benefit average blind person

30 Jun

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 »

Defining “Accessibility” for Louisiana Tech Faculty

22 Feb

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 »

Inquiring About the Accessibility of PARCC Field Tests

10 Dec

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 »