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Interviews from the Field

Frances West, New IBM Chief Accessibility Officer, on What's Ahead in Accessibility at IBM

by Bill Holton

Recently, Frances West's profile was raised significantly when she was named the Chief Accessibility Officer at IBM. From this interview, we learn what's in store for accessibility and what we can expect from West as she takes on her new role.

Product Evaluations and Guides

An Evaluation of the Samsung UN50H6400 Television

by Bill Holton

Samsung has taken a solid, incremental step forward in providing an accessible TV viewing experience to the sight-impaired community.

The Fitbit Flex Offers Access for Blind People Who Want to Track Their Fitness

by Janet Ingber

The Fitbit Flex is an easy way to keep track of your step count, active minutes, and calories burned. Since the Flex also lets you input additional information, it's a convenient way to keep track of your exercise and calories consumed, and it can be a very good motivator.

Book Reviews

Book Review: Learn to Use the Mac with VoiceOver: A Step-by-Step Guide for Blind Users, by Janet Ingber

by Bill Holton

This book has a wealth of useful information to offer, and most of it is presented in a step-by-step workbook-like format that is easy for the beginning VoiceOver user to comprehend and follow. The author also does an excellent job of clarifying and simplifying complex OS X and VoiceOver concepts.

Access to Travel

Walt Disney World Provides Accessibility for Blind Guests

by Deborah Kendrick

Developing a single device that contains recorded guidebook information, GPS information for navigation, and audio description synchronized with visual attractions is a brilliant and commendable approach to providing accessibility for blind and visually impaired guests.

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