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Technology News for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
From the American Foundation for the Blind
 July 2014 Issue  Volume 15  Number 7
Photo of the Perkins SMART Brailler The Perkins SMART Brailler Does More than Make Dots
The Perkins SMART Brailler is an excellent learning tool, allowing blind and sighted users the opportunity to work and learn together.
Janet Ingber


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The Perkins SMART Brailler Does More than Make Dots
by Janet Ingber The Perkins SMART Brailler is an excellent learning tool, allowing blind and sighted users the opportunity to work and learn together. The machine is relatively easy to use, with documentation online and via the onboard audio tour.

ScanSnap SV600 Overhead Scanner from Fujitsu: Turning the Page on Text Recognition
by Bill Holton If you do a lot of whole-book scanning, especially if the books are borrowed from friends or checked out from the library, the ScanSnap SV600 may prove extremely useful and well worth the price.

BlindSquare App for iOS: A Solution for Accessible Navigation
by Bill Holton I cannot praise this app enough. The BlindSquare feature set includes everything I want in a navigation app. The developer has more than proven himself responsive to the needs and wishes of VoiceOver users, and continues to update and support the app on a regular basis.

AGOGO: An Amazing Antidote to Boredom and More
by Deborah Kendrick Launched publicly just a year ago, the AGOGO app has propelled media lovers to a whole new level. Although its creator didn't know about blind and visually impaired media consumers before the app was launched, he quickly learned about us and enthusiastically embraced the necessary concepts to bring us more fully into the fold.

Book Reviews

A Review of iOS Access for All: Your Comprehensive Guide to Accessibility for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch, by Shelly Brisbin
by Bill Holton I highly recommend the purchase of this book. Follow along and learn the interface step by step with this excellent guide, or just read what is possible so you can base your purchasing decision on what is actually possible, not on imagined limitations or challenges.

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