In This Issue
AccessWorld Recognizes Disability Employment Awareness Month
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.
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.
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.
Letters to the Editor
AccessNote App Release Postponed
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