Technology Resources for People with Vision Loss
When you think of technology from the perspective of people with vision loss, you can think of two broad categories:
- General technology: such as computers, smartphones and cell phones, GPS devices, etc.
- Assistive technology: items designed specifically to help people with vision loss or other disabilities, including everything from screen readers for blind individuals or screen magnifiers for low-vision computer users, devices for reading and writing with low vision, to braille watches and braille printers.
AFB's goal is to provide you with the information you need to learn about available technology and even discover new ways to use technology to enhance your everyday life. We're pleased to provide you with:
- AccessWorld®, AFB's monthly online technology magazine with reviews of technology products and online resources for people with vision loss
- A searchable database of assistive technology and independent living products
- Tips on selecting and using everyday technology, like computers and cell phones
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Highlights of AFB's Work on Accessible Design and Technology Issues
- Advocacy in Washington, DC, on prominent issues like cell phone accessibility
- AFB Tech, a branch of AFB that evaluates technology products and works with manufacturers to improve accessibility
- AFB Consulting, a branch of AFB that consults with companies to identify and eliminate barriers to the accessibility and usability of their products, web sites, services, and workplaces
- AFB Applauds the Adoption of the Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.0 Recommendation
by AFB Staff on 3/24/2014