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Happy Holidays!

2018 Holiday Shopping and Gift Giving

Amazon and Target Offer One-Stop Shopping Apps for Holiday Gifts

by Janet Ingber

iOS apps from Amazon and Target have been designed to simplify the holiday shopping process. Both companies have done a very good job with their iOS apps, though improved navigation by headings would be extremely useful.

Holiday Gift Guide for the Last-Minute Shopper

by Deborah Kendrick

Here's a list of attractive recommendations for the last minute shoppers among us, including gifts that can sail through cyberspace or from one heart to another.

Access Issues

A New Way to Obtain JAWS and ZoomText

by Bill Holton

If you have an older version of JAWS or ZoomText you'd like to upgrade, or if you'd like to try these products for the first time, you'll want to know about this new subscription method.

How ABLE Accounts Can Benefit Eligible People With Visual Impairments

by Deborah Kendrick

The Achieving Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, passed in 2014, gives people with disabilities the chance to build savings without jeopardizing other benefits.

Vision Research

Navigating the Translational Valley in Vision Research

by Bill Holton

AccessWorld has described a number of breakthroughs in vision preservation and restoration, but often the early promise of these innovations doesn't seem to result in the device or therapy coming to market. In this article we'll try to explain why.

Product Reviews and Guides

Access to Multimedia Streaming Devices, Part 2: A Review of the NVIDIA Shield TV

by J.J. Meddaugh

The NVIDIA Shield is often seen as the cream of the crop of multimedia streaming devices. Since the Shield uses the Android operating system, Google's TalkBack is the main driver of accessibility on this device, which is both a good and bad thing.

The Insignia Smart TV, Fire TV Edition: an Exploration and Review

by Aaron Preece

Aside from a few minor bugs, the Fire TV operating system is quite accessible, and the VoiceView screen reader is a solid method for navigating. If you are looking for an accessible TV, The Insignia Fire TV edition is a great choice.

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