[Nfbk] May Issue of AccessWorld Is Now Available!!!

Joey Couch joey.couch at gmail.com
Tue May 10 22:30:49 UTC 2011

From: AccessWorld
AFB	 American Foundation
for the Blind <http://www.afb.org>  	TM  	
Expanding possibilities for people with vision loss	 	

The May issue of AccessWorld <http://www.afb.org/accessworld>  is now
available on our website.
This issue features:

*	Editor's Page
<http://www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw120501> —AccessWorld
recognizes National Older Americans Month with "Tech for All."

*	Hope, Help, Connection at AFB Senior Site: Discover a Treasure
Chest of Online Resources, by Pris Rogers
<http://www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw120502> —Whether you are
looking for information about an eye condition, trying to figure out how
to fall-proof your home, searching for local services to help you or a
family member or friend with living with vision loss, or even trying to
figure out how to change a fuse, AFB Senior Site should be at the top of
your list of resources.

*	AFB’s Center on Vision Loss: A Showcase of Accessibility and
Independence in Daily Living, by Neva Fairchild
<http://www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw120503> —The information
and examples of adapted living areas seen at AFB’s Center on Vision Loss
will inspire you to make changes to your living space, which will
increase your independence in your own home. The center is a showcase
for educational tours and hands-on demonstrations to individuals and

*	Some Suggestions for Products for Seniors with Vision Loss, by
Tara Annis and Lee Huffman
<http://www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw120504> —In this article,
we discuss a selection of products of particular interest to seniors
with vision loss, but useful to people of all ages.

*	Tips on Buying a Computer and Optimizing its Display for
Computer Users with Low Vision, by Morgan Blubaugh
<http://www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw120505> —This article will
offer tips for how to select and configure a PC to make it more
accessible for users with low vision, including information on what to
look for when buying a new PC, and how to change the display colors and
increase the size of the on-screen text in Windows, Internet Explorer,
and Mozilla Firefox.
*	Kindle for PC with Accessibility Plugin, by Darren Burton
<http://www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw120506> —In early 2011,
Amazon released the Kindle for PC with Accessibility Plugin; this
article evaluates the accessibility provided by this software.
*	An Evaluation of the Milestone 312, by J. J. Meddaugh
<http://www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw120507> —The market for
modern digital book and audio players is exploding. The Milestone 312
from Bones is the latest entry in this crowded market. In addition to
the audio and book playback features typical of these units, the
capabilities of the Milestone can be expanded to include a color
identifier, bar code scanner, and agenda program. In this review, we put
the unit through its paces.
*	The Jitterbug is Back: A Review of the Jitterbug J, by Morgan
Blubaugh <http://www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw120508> —For the
over 25 million Americans who experience vision loss, it can be
difficult to find a simple cell phone that isn't overly expensive or
complicated. There are many people who just want a simple, no-frills,
easier-to-use cell phone with large buttons and bright, easier-to-read
screens. If you are one of these people, check out this review of the
Jitterbug J.

*	Guide Software, Revisited, by Morgan Blubaugh and Bradley Hodges
<http://www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw120509> —Learning either
Windows or the Mac OS using keyboard navigation and/or screen
magnification can be overwhelming. Guide, from UK-based Dolphin Computer
Access, attempts to provide an alternative, simplified, strategy for
performing many of the most common and popular computer tasks. Read our
review of Guide Software.

*	Who Accesses Technology? A Random Sampling of Consumers with
Vision Loss, by Deborah Kendrick
<http://www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw120510> —The author takes a
look into the lives of randomly selected people with visual impairments
to see how their relationships to assistive technology are faring.
*	Letters to the Editor
<http://www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw120511> — A Thank You to
AFB and A Response to the Blind Driver Challenge Article.

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