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Technology News for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
From the American Foundation for the Blind
 July 2011 Issue  Volume 12  Number 7

In This Issue

Editor's Page

Back to School

Access to Academics

Seeing the Possibilities: An Analysis of STEM Resources for People with Vision Loss

My purpose in writing this article is to cite factual information to prove people with vision loss are capable of successfully studying STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subjects in school, and that without a doubt, this same population can be employed as scientists, engineers, and mathematicians.—Tara Annis

Tackling the Research Paper: Tips and Tools for Success for People with Vision Loss

This article provides tips and tools to help make that next research paper a bit easier. Even those who enjoy writing research papers will learn a thing or two.—J.J. Meddaugh

Note-Taking 101: How Blind and Visually Impaired People Capture Information

The more people I asked about note-taking methods, the more fascinating the topic became. To date, I have polled several dozen blind and visually impaired people on the subject, and the results are a mini-course in note-taking itself.—Deborah Kendrick

AFB CareerConnect: Career Exploration and Job Seeking Skills at Your Fingertips

Are you thinking about a career change, or just getting started with your first job search? AFB CareerConnect can help you find out about careers, the skills you need to land a job, and more.—Joe Strechay

AFB Family Connect: A Resource for Modern Families with a Child who Is Blind or Visually Impaired

Created by the American Foundation for the Blind and the National Association of Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI), FamilyConnect is a resource for parents and families with children who are blind or have a visual impairment, and for professionals who work with them.—Joe Strechay

Product Evaluations

Oh Kapten! My Kapten! Where Am I?: A Review of the Kapten PLUS Personal Navigation Device

A mainstream manufacturer of GPS devices, Kapsys, has joined forces with Leader Dogs for the Blind to release the Kapten PLUS personal navigation device. Priced at $295, and free to individuals who receive a dog guide from Leader Dogs, the Kapten can plot routes to local businesses or a specific address, and provides accurate location information. In addition to being a GPS solution, the Kapten Plus is an MP3 player, an FM radio, and an audio memo recorder.—Jim Denham

Letters to the Editor

Kudos to AccessWorld and Response from Readers

AccessWorld News

AccessWorld News

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