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Technology News for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
From the American Foundation for the Blind
 May 2006 Issue  Volume 7  Number 3

In This Issue

Editor's Page

Letters to the Editor

A Range of Opinions: A Survey on the Accessibility of Today's Home Appliances

How accessible are current stoves, microwave ovens, dishwashers, washing machines and dryers? Our consumer survey has the answers--Darren Burton

We're Cooking Now: A Guide to the Accessibility of Major Appliances

We go appliance shopping, and offer recommendations on the most accessible products--Brad Hodges

CSUN 2006

We recap the 21st annual Technology and Persons with Disabilities conference, hosted by the California State University at Northridge Center on Disabilities, the biggest and best conference of the year--Deborah Kendrick and Jay Leventhal

"Is This for Here or to Go?" A Series on Portable, Laptop-Compatible Video Magnifiers

We evaluate two portable CCTVs that connect with laptops--Lee Huffman

The Liberty to Use a Computer: A Review of the FreedomBox

Find out why an easy alternative for accessing a computer is attracting power users too--Deborah Kendrick

Who's Using The FreedomBox?

They aren't your typical techies. Find out why they use the FreedomBox--Deborah Kendrick

How Shall I Read Thee? Accessing Commercial e-Books

More and more commercial e-books are available through a variety of sources. We tell you where to get the most for your money--Lynn Zelvin

Man versus Machine: A Review of Multifunctional Desktop Copiers

How accessible are mid-priced office copy machines?--Darren Burton and Lee Huffman

The 64-Cell Question: A Review of the Brailliant Braille Display

How easy is this small, sleek display to use?--Brian Walker

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Entire Issue

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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