July 2013 Issue  Volume 14  Number 7

In This Issue

Editor's Page

Apps, Phones, Tablets, Computers, Bookreaders, and Strategies for Teaching Technology: AccessWorld has it Covered for Back-to-School!

Product Announcement

AFB AccessNote Notetaker App Updated!

by Darren Burton

AccessNote version 1.1 is now live in the Apple App Store! Download it today!

Product Evaluations and Guides

Android's Big Step Forward: A Review of the Screen Enhancement Features of Android 4.2.2

by John Rempel

We put the accessibility features for people with low vision using Android 4.2.2 to the test using the Nexus 4 smartphone and the Nexus 7 tablet. The new screen enhancement features may just meet your needs.

A Review of the TapTapSee, CamFind, and Talking Goggles Object Identification Apps for the iPhone

by Bill Holton

These apps compare pictures you snap using your rear-facing camera against extensive image databases and return the best match. Read more to determine which app is best for you.

Working with Text and VoiceOver on a Mac

by Janet Ingber

This article discusses how to edit text, read documents, and find specific words using a Mac. Read about the similarities between Mac and Windows commands, which can make the transition from PC to Mac a bit easier.

An Overview of New Features and Bug Fixes in Victor Reader Stream Version 4.1.6 from HumanWare

by Aaron Preece

HumanWare has released a solid update to the Stream. Several bugs were fixed successfully, and Audible support is very well implemented with only one minor issue.

An Evaluation of the RAY G300, an Android-based Smartphone Designed for the Blind and Visually Impaired

by Aaron Preece

The just-released RAY G300 would be useful for those users who feel that they would not be able to learn the functions of a standard smartphone, but its decreased functionality and slower interface may keep most tech savvy users away.

Book Reviews

iOS Success: Making the iPad Accessible: A Guide for Teachers and Parents, by Larry L. Lewis (National Braille Press)

by Deborah Kendrick

Anyone interested in learning or teaching the use of the iPad with blindness accessibility will find this book well worth its price!


Walking in Two Worlds: Dr. Denise Robinson's Quest to Change the Technology Landscape for Today's Visually Impaired Students

by Larry L. Lewis, Jr.

Dr. Denise Robinson's commitment to excellence and problem solving makes her a one-of-a-kind pioneer for students who must rely on technology to level the playing field in the classroom and the workplace. Read more about her innovative teaching strategies.

AccessWorld News

AccessWorld News

Letters to the Editor

Comments and Questions

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