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Technology News for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
From the American Foundation for the Blind
 October 2014 Issue  Volume 15  Number 10
Business woman using white cane to navagate city sidewalk. 2014 Employment Resources for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
National Disability Employment Awareness Month is bringing it strong with some positive information about employment for people with disabilities. This article will provide valuable resources to assist with career exploration and job attainment goals.
Joe Strechay


In This Issue


Editor's Page

AccessWorld Observes Disability Employment Awareness Month


Employment Issues

2014 Employment Resources for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
by Joe Strechay Let Disability Employment Awareness Month ignite the fire in your career exploration and job search efforts! Make good use of the information and resources detailed in this article to help find the career that is best suited to you.

Product Evaluations and Guides

iPhone 6 and iOS 8: A Look at Accessibility with the Help of iOS Without the Eye, by Jonathan Mosen
by Bill Holton This article will introduce you to the new accessibility features and improvements you will experience when you upgrade to iOS 8, and help you decide if there should be a new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus in your immediate future.

A Look at the JAWS Training Bundle from Freedom Scientific
by Bill Holton Freedom Scientific recently released the JAWS Training Bundle, a collection of over 50 hours of audio training resources aimed at the brand-new JAWS user and those who may need a refresher course. The self-paced nature of these lessons can only serve to enhance the “I can do this myself” spirit of accomplishment that is the hallmark of good rehab and accessibility training.

The Giraffe Reader Scanner Stand and the Prizmo Scanning App for iOS
by Janet Ingber This article describes the new Giraffe Reader, a stand for document scanners, and an existing scanning app, Prizmo, and compares them with the StandScan Pro and ABBYY TextGrabber and Translator.

App Access

Getting Around with Nearby Explorer for Android from APH
by Bill Holton Nearby Explorer is without doubt the best GPS mobility app I have ever used, and I give it my highest praise and consider it an absolute must-have app for any and all Android users with visual impairments.

Access Issues

Computers for the Blind: Opening Worlds—One Computer at a Time
by Bill Holton Cost can be a major barrier to owning and using a computer. Many do not have ready access to one. No e-mail. No web surfing. No Bookshare books?and possibly as a result, no job. That can all change due to a program called, Computers for the Blind.

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