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Technology News for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
From the American Foundation for the Blind
 November 2011 Issue  Volume 12  Number 11

Editor's Page

AccessWorld Holiday Issue

Lee Huffman

Dear AccessWorld readers,

Last month, AccessWorld celebrated Disability Employment Awareness Month. We took the opportunity to focus on employment and provide information about employment resources, strategies, and insider perspectives.

We also formally announced the launch of the AccessWorld app! The app is optimized for VoiceOver and other accessibility features, and is compatible with iPhone and iPod touch devices. Simply visit the App Store and search for "AccessWorld."

As you know, there is now a chill in the air, and the days of fall are well upon us. It's time to start thinking about the holiday gift-giving season. I know, I know…I can't believe it, either; summer completely passed me by. Ready or not, the shopping season is just around the corner, and the AccessWorld team wants you to be ready with gift ideas for those in your life, young and old alike, who have experienced vision loss.

In this issue, Bradley Hodges provides great gift ideas ranging from low-tech household items to high-tech productivity tools. Some of his ideas are "high-dollar," whereas others are "priceless." Tara Annis walks us through the toy store and provides a great run-down on accessible toys and games for the young-at-heart on your shopping list. Janet Ingber also takes us on a virtual tour of popular online shopping sites and provides advice, tips, and tricks to get the most from your online holiday shopping experience.

We at AccessWorld hope this issue will give you ideas and inspiration for finding just the right holiday gifts for your family and friends with vision loss.

The AccessWorld team wishes you and yours health, happiness, and prosperity as we enter the holiday season.


Lee Huffman

AccessWorld Editor-in-Chief

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