Editor's Page

Editor's Page: Happy Holidays!

Lee Huffman

Holiday gift and shopping advice for people with visual impairments.

Accessible Gifts

The 2019 AccessWorld Holiday Gift Guide

J.J. Meddaugh

Whether you are buying for a culinary expert or an entertainment lover, a 5-year-old or a grandparent, you'll find inspiring suggestions in this year's holiday gift guide.

Accessible Shopping

The 2019 AccessWorld Accessible Holiday Shopping Guide: Kohl's and Petco

Janet Ingber

As has been the case for several years running, mobile shopping apps tend to be much more accessible and easier to navigate than their companion websites.

Vision Research

Vision Tech: Several Gene Therapies for Blindness Reach Clinical Trials

Bill Holton

A look at two companies that are currently or about to initiate clinical trials to use gene therapies to treat a trio of eye diseases: Usher syndrome type 2 (USH2), autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa (adRP), and Leber’s congenital amaurosis 10 (LCA10).

Book Reviews

Book Review: Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law, by Haben Girma

Deborah Kendrick

If you want to know more about combined vision and hearing loss, read this book. If you want to know more about the rights of people with disabilities, read this book. And, if you want to find a reason to feel hope about the present and future nature of humanity, read this book.

Employment Matters

Employment Matters: Haben Girma, Accessibility and Inclusion Advocate

Deborah Kendrick

Haben Girma is blind. She's deaf. She's black. She's female. And both her parents came here from other countries. Some might say that such a list of facts comprises a pile of pretty daunting odds for professional advancement, but this brilliant woman is fully, successfully employed.

Product Evaluations and Guides

An Overview of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13

Janet Ingber

Apple has added many useful accessibility features in iOS 13. You can change VoiceOver gestures, give verbal commands to your device, regulate sounds and haptics, and much more. There have also been some changes in mainstream apps and they continue to be very accessible.

AccessWorld News

AccessWorld News

An announcement from Perkins School for the Blind, an accessibility webinar from Microsoft, and more...

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