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Technology News for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
From the American Foundation for the Blind
 January 2015 Issue  Volume 16  Number 1
Photo of fingers reading braille. Remembering the Birthday of Louis Braille
This month AccessWorld celebrates the life and work of Louis Braille. Follow links on the Editor's Page to learn more about his great legacy and read recent braille-technology related articles from the AccessWorld archives.


In This Issue


Editor's Page

Remembering the Birthday of Louis Braille


Product Evaluations and Guides

Comparing the Accessibility and Screen Enhancement Features of Google Android Lollipop 5.0 and Apple iOS 8.1.1 for People with Low Vision
by John Rempel It can be argued that Apple has represented the gold standard of accessibility for some time now. It is reassuring to see Google taking accessibility more seriously with its more recent Android releases that include Magnification Gestures and color inversion.

A Review of the Odin VI: An Accessible Feature Phone from Odin Mobile
by Bill Holton The Odin VI was designed from the ground up to be low- or no-vision accessible. It can be purchased either with an Odin Mobile service plan, starting at a cost of $10 per month, or unlocked for use with any GSM service provider, including AT&T or T-Mobile.

News from the Field

A Second Decade for Serotek
by Deborah Kendrick You may be asking, “Is Serotek here to stay or going away?” AccessWorld brings you the real story, as well as the Serotek road map for its foreseeable future.

Television Accessibility

Is Accessible TV Viewing Finally on Its Way?
by Bill Holton This article summarizes upcoming accessible device standards required of all new TV sets, cable boxes, and DVRs manufactured after December 2016.

AccessWorld News

AccessWorld News


Letters to the Editor

AccessWorld Letters to the Editor



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