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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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Talking Prescription Labels Now Available at CVS

CVS announced tuesday that talking prescription labels for people who are visually impaired are now offered through CVS/pharmacy’s online site, www.CVS.com.   The ScripTalk labels read label instructions to customers. Customers must have the ScripTalk Reader from Envision America in order to use these ScripTalk labels and these readers are available free from Envision America. The […]

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There’s an App for That – Featured Apps

Every month during our “There’s an App for That” class, we feature various accessible apps. During our March class, we featured the accessible Apps from 5 categories: Money Reader, Object identifier, Reading, Color Identifier and BarCode Scanner. Below is a list of the categories and the app that we featured for that category. App Category: […]

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New Mobile Device Courses

New Mobile Device Courses! We are excited to be offering the following courses starting in February: Mobile Devices – Which One? : iPad, Android, iPhone, Oh My! There is a large variety of “accessible” mobile devices available to people who are blind or have low vision. Are you considering getting a mobile device, but you […]

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Free Screen Reader for Some Microsoft Office Users

A free download of Window-Eyes screen reader software now is available to users of Microsoft Office 2010 or 2013. An announcement on Tuesday from the Windows-Eyes website said, “GW Micro, in collaboration with Microsoft, is excited to provide people who are blind, visually impaired, or print disabled with a completely functional and free license of […]

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