This month: We meet Barry McDermott, one of a group of students at the national University of Ireland, Galway, who have come up with an ingenious solution to a particular problem for some blind people. Gary Worn is an NCBI volunteer, living in Newbridge, and tells us about his work supporting blind and low vision …Read More about Technology Podcast Episode 35: April 2015
If you have little or no vision, you may find it difficult or impossible to do things that so many people now take for granted. These include using the internet, booking flights, reading printed items such as books, magazines, newspapers or even mail that comes through the door. Technology can help though. If the right …Read More about Types of Assistive Technology
You can download some of our most widely used software from this page. Depending on what you download, you may either need a valid license/activation code, or you may be able to run the downloaded software in demonstration mode for a period of time. Some of the software is freely available, meaning that it can …Read More about Software Resources
The popular NVDA (Non-Visual Desktop Access for Windows) Screen Reader has seen a major update today, with the release of 2016.1, the first version this year. You can read all about the changes and find out what’s new.
When you’re using a Screen Reader, it is very important that you can acuratly verify the attributes of the text you are producing, for example, characteristics of the font being used. In this short tutorial, NCBI’s Stuart Lawler gives us a quick way to verify this important element of writing.
We’re often asked how to do this or that with a whole range of assistive and mainstream technology. Our team of technology trainers and support staff work hard to keep updated but sometimes we like to make the information easy for you to find, to save you having to pick up the phone at all! …Read More about JAWS Keystrokes
A new version of Freedom Scientific’s Screen Reader JAWS ahs been released. Smart Navigation, More Efficient Interaction with Complex Web Pages and Applications Today and in the future, users will be faced with an increased need to work with complex web forms, tables, and even applications that run inside of a web browser. This will …Read More about New version of JAWS released