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Technology News for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
From the American Foundation for the Blind
 October 2011 Issue  Volume 12  Number 10

Mobile Technologies

AccessWorld: There's an App for That!

Given AccessWorld's mission of keeping readers up to date on the latest in accessible technology, we are proud to announce that you can now download the AccessWorld app on your iPhone!

This free app allows you to browse and read the entire AccessWorld collection up to the latest issue—it's like having 10 years worth of AccessWorld at your fingertips! The app also allows you to locate the contact information for any member of the AccessWorld team, should you have any questions or comments.

The app is optimized for VoiceOver and other accessibility features, and is compatible with the iPhone and iPod touch devices. Simply visit the App Store and search AccessWorld.

The AFB TECH staff has been evaluating iOS apps for a couple years now, and we have expanded our AFB Consulting work to evaluate apps for clients.

Given today's trend toward mobile applications and the popularity of Apple's highly accessible iOS devices, the AccessWorld app was a logical next step for us. Ricky Kirkendall, AFB TECH intern from Marshall University and co-author of this article, worked in conjunction with his mobile development company, FloCo Apps LLC, to create the AccessWorld app.

We encourage you to download the AccessWorld app and to check for updates as we make improvements and add features. We look forward to hearing your feedback on our latest AFB projects. Stay tuned for more news and announcements as we continue our involvement with mobile applications and other accessible technologies.

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