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
Time to use Social Media to strengthen the voices of the community of individuals with disabilities? This session will provide strategies to assure that your message is accessible and relevant to the community of persons with disabilities. Social Media is providing a huge opportunity for our community including recruiting, employment, advocacy, education and human rights …Read More about Social Media, Accessibility and Disability Inclusion
Access to Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for people with disabilities, still remains limited around the globe, according to a report jointly written by the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICT (G3ict) and Disabled People’s International (DPI). Due to be released next month, The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) Progress Report on ICT Accessibility, …Read More about Slow global progress on accessible ICTs
Crystal clear screen magnification, that’s perfect for education, employment or at home. Enlarge and enhance text and images up to 64 times! Crystal clear magnified text, even at the highest levels of magnification Zoom in to see the detail, or zoom out for an overview Huge choice of high contrast mouse pointers & text cursors …Read More about New Dolphin Supernova
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