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Technology News for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
From the American Foundation for the Blind
 May 2012 Issue  Volume 13  Number 5

In This Issue

Editor's Page

Research in Motion Announces the Release of BlackBerry Screen Reader

Product Evaluations

Can't BrailleTouch This…or Can You? A Review of the BrailleTouch Prototype

by John Rempel

There may be an easier method for smartphone text input than hunting and pecking through a QWERTY keyboard.

Product Evaluation: Plextalk Pocket PTP1 DAISY Book Player and Digital Recorder from Shinano Kenshi

by Deborah Kendrick

The PLEXTALK Pocket is a stable, delightful digital player and recorder designed specifically for people who are blind or have low vision.

From Fevers to Cooking Temperatures: A Review of Three Talking Thermometers

by Janet Ingber

A review of three talking thermometers, two for taking body temperature and one for use in other tasks such as measuring the temperatures of food and liquids.

Technology and Productivity

Series: Removing the Stress from iOS: A Blueprint for Incorporating Touchscreen Products Into the Classroom, Workplace, and Community

Part 1: Why iOS Devices Matter: Considering the Strengths of Apple iOS Devices

by Larry Lewis

Apple iOS products offer a wealth of opportunities for users who are visually impaired, but before we can understand what these products have to offer it's important to take a look at the reasons why we should care about these products and their uses.

Accessible Gaming

Shall We Play a Game? A Review of Two Accessible Gaming Platforms

by J.J. Meddaugh

All work and no play makes for a rather dull day. Playing online games can help a newer computer user become more adept at using technology.

Access to Fitness

The United States Association of Blind Athletes Shapes Lives through Sports and Recreation

by Lacey Markle

The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) was founded in 1976 for the purpose of improving the lives of people who are blind and visually impaired. Since then, the USABA has evolved into a national organization that provides sports opportunities to thousands of athletes, of all ages and abilities, who are blind and visually impaired.

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Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

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