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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.

October 2020 Issue »

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Editor's Page: AccessWorld Celebrates Disability Employment Awareness Month

Employment of people with visual impairments is a major element of the mission of AFB.

Learn How the Gig Economy can Support Employment for People with Visual Impairments

The gig economy offers flexibility for workers because they can choose the amount they want to work as well as the hours they wish to do their assigned tasks. The advantages and pitfalls of contract employment in the gig economy are largely outside of the scope of AccessWorld, but it is worth focusing on the accessibility of these online services for those who wish to be a part of the gig economy as a buyer or a seller.

Meet the Owner of a Braille Jewelry Company

Laura Legendary is the owner and founder of Elegant Insights Jewelry, which produces a massive collection of braille jewelry. But life was not always sunshine and lollipops for Laura Legendary—in fact, one of the bleakest chapters in her life ultimately led her to the business she loves today.

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Be Inspired by the Employment Journey of a Young Man with Blindness

Chase Crispin has always had a passion for three things: technology, music, and teaching. Technology along with a lot of hard work and attention to detail has enabled Crispin to become a gainfully employed young man who just happens to be totally blind.

Take Stock of a New Smart Thermostat

If you are in the market for a new thermostat, the Google Nest 3rd Generation Learning Thermostat is a good option. ItÕs convenient and easy to use after a little practice.

Get Introduced to a New Portable Video Magnifier

The Patriot Pro takes a portable video magnifier to the next level by adding it to the iPad Pro on a versatile, sturdy system. Both tablet and stand weigh a total of 8 pounds, so the portability and performance make this an ideal option for a professional or student.

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Learn About a Popular Virtual Meeting Platform (that Isn't Zoom)

When I began working with WebEx, I was very concerned that there would be major accessibility problems with the platform. This has i not been the case. I still prefer Zoom because I believe it is easier to use, and there is definitely more feedback both built into the platform itself and provided by Vispero and Brian Hartgen.

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