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Technology News for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
From the American Foundation for the Blind
 September 2011 Issue  Volume 12  Number 9

In This Issue

Editor's Page

Issue Highlights and Questioning the Future of Apple

Lee Huffman

Product Evaluations

PenFriend and Touch Memo: A Comparison of Labeling Tools

For ease of use, efficiency, and versatility the PenFriend and Touch Memo are both excellent solutions to the ongoing labeling challenge. Read this evaluation to learn which may best suit your particular needs.--Deborah Kendrick

Website Accessibility

All Aboard! Using the Amtrak and Greyhound Websites with a Screen Reader

This article explores planning and purchasing train travel through the Amtrak website, and bus travel through the Greyhound website by investigating a hypothetical trip from New York City to Washington, D.C.. Read my article to avoid detours when making your travel plans.--Janet Ingber

Technology Commentary

Responding to Shifts in Technology: Accessibility in a Changing Environment

Today, we are in the midst of quickly advancing trends in technology that require a shift in the way we approach technology access and independence including the dramatic shift of computing toward mobile information technology and rapidly developed apps, along with the emergence of cloud computing and the permeation of social network-driven communication throughout all layers of society and commerce. A Commentary.--Paul W. Schroeder

Letters to the Editor

Be Wary of Cell Phone Insurance: Getting an Accessible Replacement Cell Phone can be Problematic

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