In This Issue
Technology Conference Coverage
by Shelly Brisbin
It's common to hear braille advocates lament the demise of braille literacy, but if this year's International Technology and Persons with Disability Conference (CSUN) was any guide, braille is making a comeback, and users will soon have a number of new hardware options to choose from, in several price ranges.
Product Evaluations and Guides
by Jamie Pauls
I like the approach taken by the creators of this app. It serves as part quick reference guide and part tutorial. I don't find the $4.99 price to be unreasonable, since I would easily pay that for a braille quick reference booklet from other sources.
by Bill Holton
To sum it up in a single sentence: If you work or plan to work with Pages with VoiceOver, you should definitely purchase this book.
Access to Gaming
by Jamie Pauls
If you enjoy playing interactive fiction, but don't enjoy solving extremely hard puzzles at every turn, I would encourage you to play through the titles in the Delight Games series.
by Deborah Kendrick
When Trevor Thomas lost his sight 10 years ago, he heard a lot about all the things he could no longer do. Most of those "can'ts" involved the activities he had loved best all his life. The fact that you can create your own possibilities is the theme of this inspiring article.
by Janet Ingber
David Woodbridge's blog and podcasts are excellent resources for the blind and visually impaired, especially for users of Apple products. Give them a try; they are well worth the effort, and they're free!