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Technology News for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
From the American Foundation for the Blind
 April 2015 Issue  Volume 16  Number 4
Facebook logo. Facebook Accessibility for Users with Visual Impairments: What Facebook Wants You to Know
Facebook is an excellent way to keep in touch with friends and family. The company continuously evolves its products, which can introduce changes to screen reader flow. So, in order to help readers more fully enjoy their Facebook experience, we are excited to offer the following information.
Bill Holton


In This Issue


Editor's Page

The AFB Leadership Conference 2015: Rising to the Challenge


Social Media Accessibility

Facebook Accessibility for Users with Visual Impairments: What Facebook Wants You to Know
by Bill Holton Thanks to consumer feedback, and working with several organizations, including the American Foundation for the Blind, Facebook has taken accessibility to a whole new level. In order to help AccessWorld readers more fully enjoy their Facebook experience, we are excited to bring you this information.

Product Evaluations and Guides

The Nexus 5 Claria Vox from Odin Mobile: A Talking Smartphone with a Keypad
by Bill Holton For some people with visual impairments, the Nexus 5 Claria Vox will be an excellent mobile experience. Many people with visual impairments feel more confident using a keypad, and for these individuals the Claria Vox tactile overlay offers a one-of-a-kind way to pair the ease of using a keypad with the power of a smartphone.

An Evaluation of the iBrailler Notes Braille Notetaking App from iBrailler LLC
by Jamie Pauls Although I will personally stick with Apple's native braille screen input, I am glad I took the time to test drive iBrailler Notes, and encourage others to do so. For anyone who frequently uses their iPad and enjoys typing in braille, iBrailler Notes deserves consideration. The $39.99 price tag for the full-featured app gives me pause, but the fact that you can try a free version of iBrailler Notes is definitely a plus.

Spring Cleaning for your Mac: Apps to Help You Clean Out the Virtual Cobwebs
by Janet Ingber It's time to think about spring cleaning your Mac. Here are some applications that can help. Some will delete unwanted programs while others scan your Mac to free up space on your hard drive. Useful applications include App Cleaner, App Zap, Disk Cleaner Pro, Quick Cleaner, and CleanMyMac.

Access to Banking

Banking on a Plan for Inclusion at JP Morgan Chase
by Deborah Kendrick Will JPMorgan Chase become the go-to financial institution for all people with disabilities? That will depend on future strides in online usability and access, the continued commitment of its accessibility team, and the involvement of accessibility advocates like Tema Smith-Bosken.

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