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Assistive technology: give it a try!

Wouldn’t you like to get your hands on all the latest and greatest in PC and Apple computers, with no obligation on your part? Wouldn’t you like to be able to use a computer that’s loaded with adaptive technology free of charge? You can. Shawn Wallin, assistive technology specialist with State Services for the Blind […]

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The Man with the Bionic Eye

The bionic eye “allows me to connect with the world again,” Allen Zderad told a gathering at Vision Loss Resources on April 25. Minnesota’s first person to receive a bionic eye spoke at a meeting of the Northern Lights Chapter of the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Zderad, accompanied by his wife, Carmen, described the surgery and his […]

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My Dream House: Some Thoughts on a DeafBlind Space

This blog is republished with permission from the author, John Lee Clark. It was originally published at his blog and the original post can be found here.  Since almost everything is built with hearing and sighted people in mind, DeafBlind people routinely come into conflict with features of architecture and design. And I do mean […]

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Walgreens to Offer Talking Prescription Devices Nationwide

Walgreens announced Tuesday that it is launching a program to offer talking prescription devices, called the Talking Pill Reminder,  to customers with visual impairments. It will be offered at its retail locations nationwide. From the Walgreens press release: “The device attaches to prescription containers and will be provided free of charge with prescription medications that […]

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A Guide for Apple’s Notification Center

Notification Center, Apple’s tool to help you aggregate/manage all your alarms/notices, got a major makeover in iOS 7. Here’s a helpful guide that our mobile technology team recommends to help guide you through Notification Center. http://www.imore.com/notification-center-ultimate-guide

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There’s an App for That – Featured Apps for April

Every month during our “There’s an App for That” class, we feature various accessible apps. This month we looked at non 3rd party apps or Apple developed / provided. – These apps are already on your device so they are included in your original price and cannot be deleted. (Siri is not an app – […]

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Important iPhone Update Now Available

Apple has released the iOS 7.1.1 update which fixes important security flaws and other bugs as well as having some other improvements. Please make sure to immediately update your device. For more information visit the Apple site or see this article Apple fixes security flaw, fingerprint scanner with iOS 7.1.1

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