[nobe-l] New Chemistry Resource for Blind Students and Professionals

Arielle Silverman nabs.president at gmail.com
Wed Feb 23 11:47:28 UTC 2011

I have been asked to post the following:
The MOLinsight web portal is a gateway to open-source software as well
as software freely accessible to students that can be integrated in
strategies for blind users to process chemical structures -

It includes the NavMol program - a molecular editor for visually
impaired users. The NavMol program enables the user to navigate the
structure of a molecule atom-by-atom, providing information about
neighbors of each atom and bond types. It also allows structures to be
changed by adding or deleting atoms and bonds. This is a very simple
application, which only uses the MS-DOS or Linux shell command-line
interface. Users interact with the program via the keyboard and
text-to-speech software (such as JAWS), or Braille hardware.

If you are interested in installing and testing the new version, or
getting involved in the project, please contact Joao Aires de Sousa
(jas at fct.unl.pt). Testers of the new improved version are welcome.

Best regards,

Arielle Silverman
President, National Association of Blind Students
Phone:  602-502-2255
nabs.president at gmail.com

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