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Technology News for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
From the American Foundation for the Blind
 October 2012 Issue  Volume 13  Number 10

In This Issue

Editor's Page

AccessWorld Recognizes Disability Employment Awareness Month

Employment Issues

2012 Employment Resources for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

by Joe Strechay

National Disability Employment Awareness Month is kicking off with some uplifting information about employment for people with disabilities.

The Media's Impact on Public Perception of People with Disabilities

by Joe Strechay

More than ever before, people with disabilities have become more valued and included members of society, due, in part, to the media's portrayals of people with disabilities, including those with vision loss.

Cell Phone Accessibility

An Evaluation of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Using the Nexus 7

by J.J. Meddaugh

While not perfect, Android 4.1 has taken some major strides toward a complete accessibility solution, but some additional customizations or third-party apps may be necessary for the optimal experience.

Product Evaluations

ZoomText Reinventing Itself: A Review of ZoomText 10 and Its New Features

by John Rempel

ZoomText 10 has moved far beyond what its previous versions have offered. A concerted effort has been made to make this product and its features user friendly.

What's on this Page: A Review of the SayText, Prizmo, and TextDetective iOS Reading Apps

by Janet Ingber

Users of iOS devices (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, etc.) now have several choices for OCR apps.

Section 508 Update

Fahrenheit 508: Why Current Federal Tech Access Policy is in Ashes

by Mark Richert, Esq.

AFB's Public Policy Director reviews a recent Justice Department report assessing implementation of Section 508, critiques its stark findings, and recommends next steps.

Television Accessibility

Accessible Television for the Visually Impaired: Is It Only for the United Kingdom?

by Deborah Kendrick

Television access in the US has a ways to go to catch up with the UK.

The AFB Optics Lab

The AFB Small Visual Display Project: Contrast Sensitivity

by William Reuschel and Kristin Reuschel

Contrast sensitivity, or the level of contrast required for a person to perceive a change in an image, is an issue that affects everyone with any vision.

AccessWorld News

AccessWorld News

Letters to the Editor

AccessNote App Release Postponed

Entire Issue

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