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Justice Dept. Joins Suit re: Inaccessible H&R Block Website

According to a press release from the Justice Dept. in late November 2013: 

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Hadley Archived Webinars on AT for Visual Impairments

The Hadley School for the Blind has over 40 archived webinars on topics of interest to visually impaired individuals including cloud computing basics, how to choose a notetaker, iOS access, internet search, Skype, and many more listed below.

 

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Using iPad to support learners with VI


Using the Apple iPad to support learners with a visual impairment.   Features covered include VoiceOver, Speak Selection, Safari Read, Zoom, etc.

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There is a well captioned version of this video available on the universalsubtitles.org website.

Android Phone System Expands Visual Abilities

Visus Visual Assist System allows a blind or visually impaired person to utilize the speech capability of an Android phone, with the camera capability, to do a variety of visually related tasks. For example, the system is programmed to recognize the standard symbols indicating a men’s room or women’s room.

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PDF Reader for People with Visual Impairments

The Swiss National Association of and for the Blind (SNAB), in collaboration with the Access for All foundation and the service provider xyMedia, has developed an important innovation for visually impaired people. The VIP PDF-Reader overcomes a previously insurmountable problem for people with a visual impairment who want to read and work with PDF files.

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Accessible GPS Devices and Apps

Sendero Group works in collaboration with others to create accessible GPS products. On July 2nd, 2013, they announced The Seeing Eye GPS™ app for cell-enabled iOS devices.  It is designed to be a convenient mobile option to compliment other Sendero GPS products. Version 1.1 is currently in process.

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Free PDF reader for visually impaired people

According to a recent press release: "The Swiss National Association of and for the Blind (SNAB), in collaboration with the Access for All foundation and the service provider xyMedia, has developed an important innovation for visually impaired people.

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UC Berkeley Improves Access to Text

According to the L.A. Times, UC Berkeley has "agreed to a number of improvements, including providing digital versions of textbooks within 10 days and course readers within 17 days and encouraging instructors to identify course materials earlier.

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Archived webinar: Web Accessibility Basics

Archived webinar  from SSBBart Group provides a high-level overview of core web accessibility concepts such a

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