The Tactile Graphics Conference Wrap-Up

By Clara Van Gerven

 

When we started planning the first-ever Tactile Graphics Conference here at the NFB HQ we thought it would be more of a meeting than a full-fledged conference. We put out a call for proposals, and when we got more than we could really fit in our plans, we expanded the plan. The panel sifted through the proposals, and we managed to put it all into a conference schedule. Then we opened registration, hoping fervently that, having built this, attendees would come. A few people signed up. Then some more signed up. More followed. Before we knew it, we had once again outgrown our britches and had to scale up again.

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The Optelec App

By Clara Van Gerven

 

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Are you free to communicate with this free app?

By Scott Davert
For quite some time, deaf-blind users of iDevices have been able to use face to face communication with the public through the notes app. This consists typically of an iDevice (iPod, iPad, or iPhone) paired with a Braille display and Bluetooth keyboard. The deaf-blind person can then type using the Braille input keys on their display, while the sighted and hearing person types on the Bluetooth keyboard. All text shows up on both the Braille display and the screen of the iDevice. Now, there is another app on the market geared toward this specific purpose.

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Movie Night with Solo DX

By Amy Mason

 

So, who doesn't love watching a good movie now and then?  It's fun to sit down with a bucket of popcorn, a couple of friends (or cats), and get really engaged in a good story.  

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Amazon, Why Do You Keep Burning Blind Readers?

By Amy Mason

 

According to ZDNet and Engadget the Kindle Fire will be getting Explore by Touch and Voice Guide to provide accessibility features to blind and visually impaired customers.  

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Nook App for iOS

by Amy Mason

 

Barnes and Noble NOOK on iOS! Real, Usable Access to the Nook catalog for the First Time Ever! (at least mostly).  
The Barnes and Noble Nook app is Accessible to VoiceOver users on iOS!!!  Those of us who have been dancing impatiently in our chairs waiting for books to be made available that aren't presently offered on Blio or iBooks are understandably excited by this announcement.  It's been wending its way around Twitter all day.  It's the biggest news since all the Black Friday/Cyber Monday/Giving Tuesday tweets of the last week.  

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Nook Tablet, the Sequel: The Plot Thickens

By Amy Mason and Clara Van Gerven

 

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