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Happy Holidays!

2017 Holiday Shopping and Gift Giving

Holiday Gift Guide: Unique and Affordable Gifts for People with Visual Impairments

by Deborah Kendrick

I've rounded up some ideas both practical and whimsical, from specialty niche vendors and major mainstream retailers, and most are less than $100. Some are even free.

AccessWorld's 2017 Online Shopping Guide

by Janet Ingber

It's November, the holidays are approaching, and it's time for AccessWorld's online shopping guide. This year, Hickory Farms, Macy's, ThinkGeek, and Walmart will be reviewed.

Product Reviews and Guides

Be My Eyes Now Available for Android

by Bill Holton

Be My Eyes is a mobile app that pairs sighted volunteers with individuals with visual impairments who would appreciate a bit of remote assistance. The app is free, both to download and to use…and now it's available for Android!

The Accessible Home: A Look at Laundry Room Accessibility

by Bill Holton

When recently seeking out an accessible washer and dryer, what I learned was mostly discouraging. There was one bright spot, however, a totally accessible washer-dryer set made possible by the curiosity of a thirteen-year-old named Jack.

Keeping it Portable: Comparing Braille Displays on iOS Devices, Part I

by Scott Davert

This first in a series of three articles covering some of the most popular braille displays on the market discusses the Smart Beetle from HIMS and the RefreshaBraille 18 from the American Printing House for the Blind (APH).

What's New in iOS 11

by Janet Ingber

In September Apple released iOS 11 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. iOS 11 offers enhancements to accessibility features and to the operating system generally.

Book Reviews

Book Review: iOS 11 Without the Eye by Jonathan Mosen

by Jamie Pauls

For anyone who wants to gain an understanding of what to expect in iOS 11, and make an informed decision about whether and when to update their devices, iOS 11 Without the Eye is a well-written, thorough resource you will find yourself referring back to over the course of many weeks.

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