|May 2013 Issue Volume 14 Number 5|
In This Issue
Editor's PageAFB Leadership Conference 2013
Product Evaluations and GuidesA First Look at the Accessibility of the Google Chrome Operating System
by J.J. Meddaugh We put a Samsung Chromebox model through its paces to see if the Chrome operating system and the screen reader are ready for primetime. The results are in!
Earl: An Evaluation of the Newspaper-Reading App from Angle LLC
by Jacob Roberts Earl, relatively simple app for reading newspapers on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, may be just what some folks are looking for.
Grocery Pal: An Accessible Shopping Helper for Your Smartphone or Tablet
by Bill Holton Grocery Pal is a free, useful, access-friendly shopping assistant.
Social MediaSeries: Social Networking for the Blind or Visually Impaired Part II: Social Networks and Desktop Computers
by Larry Lewis Though it's quite fashionable to interact with social media using a smartphone or a portable tablet, there is still a great deal of value in using your computer and favorite screen reader.
Access IssuesFCC Program Connecting Deaf-Blind Americans through Technology
by Deborah Kendrick Today, there are an estimated one million Americans with combined vision and hearing loss sufficient to warrant deaf-blind status, and a new federal program holds the promise of providing them with a key to communication, 21st-century style.
ProfilesSeries: The Work of the Smith-Kettlewell Institute Part I: A Profile of Principal Investigator Joshua A. Miele
by Deborah Kendrick As a principal investigator for the Smith-Kettlewell Institute in San Francisco, Josh Miele's work encompasses a variety of projects, each of them having at its core the goal of enhancing and increasing access to the world around us for those unable to do so through the sense of sight.
Global PerspectivesVision for a Nation Provides Access to Eyeglasses for Rwandans
by Janet Ingber Thanks to Vision for a Nation, many people in Rwanda are receiving free eye examinations and, if needed, free eyeglasses.
AccessWorld NewsAccessWorld News
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