[nfb-talk] Directions for Me

Byron J. Lee byron at byronlee.com
Tue Sep 28 17:43:42 UTC 2010

How many times have you been standing in your kitchen with a box of 
cake mix with no way of reading the preparation directions?

You have probably experienced this dilemma at some point in your 
life, but now the wait for accessible directions is finally over! No 
longer will you have to struggle with scanning boxes and cans or 
magnifying tiny print on those non-prescription medicine bottles.

        Horizons for the Blind is proud to announce Directions For 
Me; a website featuring preparation directions, nutrition facts, 
warnings, ingredients and other important information in an easy to 
use and accessible format.

Our database contains over 300,000 products in three categories - 
Food, Health & Beauty, and Other. Each of these categories has 
sub-listings that organize products like aisles in a grocery store. 
You can also go to the search bar and type in the name of the product 
you are looking for.

Directions For Me was designed to be completely accessible with 
screen readers and magnifiers as well as web-enabled note takers and 
cell phones. Unlike manufacturer's websites, we present this 
information in a simple and consistent format and eliminate features 
that hinder accessibility.

        With Directions for Me, there's no more guessing on what you 
are putting into your body, no more gambling on cooking times and 
best of all, no more waiting for sighted assistance!

Open a web browser and go to:


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