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Objective information you can trust, smart and informed commentary, and cutting-edge news and trends concerning information technology and visual impairment are published monthly in AccessWorld®: Technology and People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired.

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Braille Codes and Characters: History and Current Use - Part 1

Judy Dixon: Part 1 of this article will discuss the history of braille codes in the United States with particular emphasis on how braille became usable with computers. This encompasses both braille as it is sent from a computer for embossing, and braille as it is read from a computer with a refreshable braille display.

The Mustang GT Amp from Fender—a case study in VoiceOver accessibility

Bill Holton: In this article I’m going to use guitars as a springboard to talk about the benefits and limitations of an ever-growing trend in the consumer electronics marketplace—pairing, accessing, and controlling a physical device with a smartphone app or smart speaker.

Apple Fitness+ Revisited

Janet Ingber: We originally reviewed Apple Fitness+ in 2021, but at that time the app was not fully accessible to people who are blind or have low vision. Due to recent changes, we are taking a second look to explore the accessibility updates.

Most Popular Articles

February 2017: MyReader and MyEye from OrCam: Text and Item Recognition at the Touch of a Finger

Bill Holton: Check out this review of the OrCam from the February 2017 issue.

August 2021: A Guide to Using Mobile Check Deposit and Some Helpful Accessories

Judy Dixon: From the August 2021 issue, Cut down on your trips to the bank by using mobile check deposit, a feature offered by most banking apps.

January 2014: Three New Techniques for Treating Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Bill Holton: Check out this historical article regarding treating Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Remember, this article is from 7 years ago and the technology may have changed in that time. Check with the companies or organizations mentioned in the article for updates.

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