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Technology News for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
From the American Foundation for the Blind
 September 2004 Issue  Volume 5  Number 5

In This Issue . . .

Editor's Page

Letters to the Editor

Diabetes and Visual Impairment: Are Home Blood Pressure Monitors Accessible?

To the millions of people with diabetes who are visually impaired, controlling blood pressure is as important as controlling blood sugar, but are the tools they need accessible?—Steven Taylor, Darren Burton, and Mark Uslan

Recognizing and Rewarding: A Review of OpenBook and Kurzweil 1000

It's an OCR program, it's a money identifier, it's a web searching tool, it's an MP3 player! These two OCR packages do all that and more. Find out how they compare—Koert Wehberg, Deborah Kendrick, and Jay Leventhal

The Man and the Machine: An Interview with Ray Kurzweil

The renowned inventor and futurist is known for much more than the revolutionary reading machine that bears his name. Catch a glimpse of his amazing accomplishments and perceptive predictions—Jay Leventhal

You Can Take It with You II: A Review of Two More Portable CCTVs

This month, AccessWorld examines the QuickLook and the Assist Vision Slider AV-300 and then compares them to three previously rated devices to find out which of these portable magnification devices is best for reading and writing reports and which works best in the supermarket—Carol Farrenkopf

Out of the Blue: Usability Testing at IBM

Many mainstream companies are promoting their products as accessible, but IBM actually puts their products to the test. Find out how IBM is pioneering usability testing of its products—Joseph Sacco, Guido Corona, and Leila Johannesen

A Virtual Virtuoso: CathyAnne Murtha

AccessWorld chats with the founder of Access Technology Institute, technology textbook author, and teacher par excellence, who conducts her online training via voice chat—Deborah Kendrick

Not Just Playing Around: A Review of Accessible Windows-based Games

Need a break from research or shopping on the Internet? Read on—you'll find our reviewers are not just playing around!—Jim Denham and Heather McComas

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Editor in Chief Jay Leventhal
Contributing Editors Paul Schroeder, Founding Editor
Deborah Kendrick, Senior Features Editor
Crista Earl
Mark Uslan
Managing Editor Ellen Bilofsky
Associate Editor Rebecca Burrichter

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