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accessible-image mailing list links to blind artists – to subscribe to the list, send a blank e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org, with subscribe as the subject line.
Artist Creates New Batch of “Porn for the Blind” – Tech Talk – CBS News – lingerie inspired tactile pictures by Lisa J. Murphy, author of last year’s "Tactile Mind".
PhotoCaddy for iPhone review – iPod/iPhone – Macworld UK – get instant advice on a wide range of photographing situations.
The Blind Photographer – THE BHF NETWORK – Poetra Ama Asantewa has used every sense to get images. You need to be a network member to get access to this.
Vision, Blindness, and New Years Resolutions « I DREAMED A WORLD – a celebration of blind photographers, and a model for making your future.
Apple Issues Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.5 » Photography Bay – RAW compatibility extended to several more cameras.
ArtAbility on ADVANCE for Occupational Therapy Practitioners – More than 400 works of art by artists with physical, cognitive, hearing and visual disabilities are on view at the 15th annual Art Ability Exhibit at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital in Malvern, PA, through .Jan. 16, 2011. This year’s exhibit features paintings, sculpture, photography, pastels, jewelry, stained and mosaic glass, and metalwork by artists from 32 states and five countries.
Arts by blind and visually impaired photographers | Evil Sunday – World Religion, Culture, People – a rather oddly-written article about the New York ;Seeing With Photography Collective, with photos.
CHRIS FRIEL – chris friel is a british colour blind painter who bought a camera in 2006 and has not painted since. shortlisted for the sunday times landscape photographer of the year 2008, 2009 and 2010.
Famous faces on message for Royal Blind exhibition – Scotsman.com News – Edinburgh exhibition of paintings and photography by blind and partially sighted people supported by celebrities messaging in Braille to celebrate Braille Week.
Free Online Photography Magazine for Download: PhotographyBB Launches 35th Edition – get tips on photography and post-processing.
The Blind Photographer – A Dog’s Dinner – Blipfoto – a brief encounter with Rosita McKenzie, well-known Scottish blind photographer.
Keith Cooper discusses black and white photography – a must-read if, like me, you just don’t get black-and-white.
Shutterbugs Ditching Digital for Film – some of the choices open to photographers are film, including doing your own processing, staying with the point-and-shoot digital and even making retro-style photos with your iPhone.
The Royal Photographic Society Awards Centenary Medal to Albert Watson – Mr. Watson joins the likes of David Bailey in the roll of honour. You may also like to read
Scots photographer snaps up top award – The Scotsman.
Touch Sight Camera | Communication | National Design Triennial: Why Design Now | Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum – this camera has a refreshable Braille display instead of an LCD screen, and records 3 seconds of audio when someone takes a shot. It is still described as a concept.
[Video] iPad apps for professional photographers – using lighting diagrams and mood boards.
Wireless photography with an iPad and ShutterSnitch – Rob Galbraith DPI – the flexibility of using the ShutterSnitch app on the iPad with a wireless-enabled camera such as many recent Canon and Nikon DSLRs.
Access is a Right and Good Public Policy | Accessibility News International – May 30 to June 5 is Manitoba Access Awareness Week
Accessible book (Open Library) – read books online.
Accessible Media Project – ways of presenting media on web sites. Requires Silverlight.
Accessibility for the Disabled – A Design Manual for a Barrier Free Environment – United Nations Program on Disability.
Accounting Software for Vision Impaired, World First – Cash Manager, an Australian product.
AFB AccessWorld: Technology and People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired – May 2010 Issue – contents include Android Phone Accessibility, Oratio Screen Reader for BlackBerry, Illuminated Magnifiers, the iPad, CSUN 2010 Highlights, Social Networking Accessibility, Home Appliance Update
Another iPhone 4 Prototype Leaks–What Can We Learn From It? [Updated] | Fast Company – probably one of those controlled Apple leaks…..
Bad Eyes Sees the PDF Light – PDFs need not be horribly inaccessible.
Barriers to Careers – Fred’s Head – guess what – not all blind people are musicians, and not all need huge amounts of care…..
Computer centers for visually impaired open – UzA – centre in Tashkent, Uzbekistan .
Crosswalk removed after complaints – China Daily – 2 weeks after being installed to enable blind and deaf children to cross the road, the crossing, in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China, annoyed local people by being too noisy when driven over.
E-Access Bulletin’s sixth annual conference and exhibition on access to technology by people with disabilities, e-Access ’10, takes place on 13 July 2010 at Olympia 2 Conference Centre, London.
eSpeak text to speech – a speech synthesiser that can handle English and many other languages. Works on Linux and Windows.
[Book] Google It! A Guide to the World’s Most Popular Search Engine (2010 Second Edition) (GOOGLE) – new edition to cover recent developments.
Happy Birthday VoiceOver– The Mac-cessibility Network – News [Lioncourt.com] – what’s happened to VoiceOver since its launch in April, 2005.
Helpful bus stops are talk of the town – Edinburgh Evening News – blind passengers can use a fob or smartphone to get timetable and other bus information in this new pilot project.
How Are Seeing Eye Dogs Taught to Interpret Stoplights if Dogs Are Color-Blind? – short answer – they aren’t, and they don’t.
HTML5, ARIA Roles, and Screen Readers in May 2010 — Research — Accessible Culture – how the major screen readers measure up in these new environments.
HTML5 & Accessibility – Access U 2010 – slide show without apparently any sound. Humph!
Indoor & Outdoor Travel Skills for Adults with Vision Loss | VisionAWARE – an american site, but could be useful anywhere.
J-Tools? – T & T Consultancy – enhancements for JAWS version 11.
Bierley Maggie – Hagger Electronics – a pocket CCTV for £99 (£116 including VAT)
Michigan Students to Develop RFID-enabled Robotic Guide Dog – RFID Journal – sounds a bit like the Batcane or Ultracane, but this one recognises radio tags in places like supermarkets.
Microsoft Impresses — Really — with TellMe Voice Text and Search – PCWorld – text messages and web searches look really easy on the Samsung Sprint Intrepid, which responds to voice commands.
MoPix – Motion Picture Access – Making Movie Theaters Accessible to Disabled Audiences
Mushroom FM Internet radio station. – The home of the Fun guys – Jonathan Mosen, Brian Hartgen, Jeff Bishop and others have set up this new Internet radio station.
New information system for blind and visually impaired individuals – Freie Universität Berlin researchers are working on a device that connects wirelessly to the Internet and provides numerous information channels and the ability to handle e-mail. This is aimed primarily at those who are not experienced computer users – the InformA device works a bit like a radio.
[DOC] Self-directed support – What it is and how blind and partially sighted people can benefit. Factsheet from the RNIB in the UK about the new Personal Budgets/Direct Payments system. You may also like to read
[DOC] Personalisation: getting the most from personal budgets and self-directed care
ScreenRuler Suite V3 from Claro Software – with new features for Windows XP and Windows 7 (including 64-bit). This is a screen tool of most use to those with some sight, though it also has high-quality voices.
Speech in a Virtual World, Part II – SpeechTechMag.com – technology assisting in Second Life, etc, including the Virtual Guide Dog and speech recognition.
Tactile voting system for the blind sought – RTÉ News the current system in Ireland is to ask a trusted friend to help you vote. the National Council for the Blind say this is no longer adequate.
Visually Impaired Person Technology User Conference (Hosted by Vista Center for the Blind) | DAISY Consortium – May 22nd, 2010 in Mountain View, California. Presentations on smart phone topics.
West Bank invention to help blind – Al Jazeera English – Video – 3 girls from a Palestinian refugee camp have researched and produced a buzzing and vibrating cane for blind people.
APH InSights 2010 – Dog’s Eye View – while the Lighthouse exhibition, Insights Art Exhibition, is taking a break this year, the author will enter the APH exhibition, innovatively called Insights 2010.
Art That Reveals Our Need for Grace – Her.meneutics – comments on some films about disabled photographers, including ‘
Dark Light‘, which features Pete Eckert and Bruce Hall.
ArtFirst! promotes artists with disabilities, welcomes hospital visitors and raises money for the new facility – ArtFirst! at the University Medical Center at Princeton.
[Video] Blind Photography Documentary – "Out of Darkness" — Kickstarter – a project in Mexico in 2006 to teach photography to a group of blind people. The photography may be of bvalue in its own right, but it was used as a confidence builder to enable participants to take their place more firmly in society. Funds needed to improve the quality of the finished film. Spanish language with English subtitles.
"Dunnville’s blind musician" – Dunnville Chronicle – Ontario, CA – obituary to Wilson Amos Brooks, who was not only a dedicated musician but also for many years owned a photo studio and took photographs for weddings and the local paper.
Legally blind photographer sees the world differently | www.beaumontenterprise.com – Local – for Ralf Mims, the best part of a trip is looking at the photos on a large computer monitor when he gets home. He has retinal dystrophy, which has similar effects to macular degeneration.
New Digital Lifestyle – information about Lisa Murphy, a photographer with a CNIB certificate in tactile graphics, who has published a book called ‘Tactile Mind’, erotica for blind people with raised graphics.
One man’s journey of sight loss | Action for Blind People Blog – among Toby Davey’s achievements in life, he has a degree in photography.
Turn your iPhone into a camera for iPad | iPad Application Developer – a very expensive way of adding a 3-megapixel camera to your iPad.
[Video] Understanding pictures in vision and touch | Lecturecasts [flexibility, accessibility, diversity] | Centre for Teaching and Learning | UTSC – Understanding pictures in vision and touch: Lines, perspectives and metaphors from cave art to the present.
Actuate Addresses Online Statement Accessibility for the Visually Impaired with Xenos Axess – Mozilla Firefox – this system can deliver high volumes of accessible PDF files, according to this article.
Advocacy group for visually impaired | guampdn.com | Pacific Daily News – new group aims to open up life and work opportunities. Meeting on April 17th will include phone accessibility and JAWS demonstrations.
Apple iPhone to soon get long-sought multitasking – iPhone OS 4 will let you run multiple apps at the same time.
Apple’s iPad Brings Easy Reading to the Blind « Forbes.com’s Booked – why the iPad is exciting some blind readers and is way ahead of the Amazon Kindle.
ATTO: Assistive Technology Training Online to assist elementary school students.
BCScan Scan It, Learn About It, Use It – a new online way to organise your life. For more information, listen to
Accessible World Tek Talk presents A Look at BCScan, April 12, 2010 by J.J. Meddaugh
Blind iPad Review – Matilda Ziegler Magazine for the Blind – totatlly blind woman reviews the iPad.
Brailect Can Translate Text Into Braille Or Audio – this concept device is a glove that can be used to read text and convert it to either format.
Breaking news on Digital Image and Graphic Resources for Accessible Materials: DIAGRAM – No Limits to Learning – this is hoped to improve accessibility to images for students with disabilities, and educators providing for them.
C-Desk by AdaptiveVoice – free 15 day trial. The program gives a high-contrast, voiced desktop that is meant to simplify computer use for people who are disabled or elderly.
Charities merge to aid the blind – Scotsman.com News – InfoSound news service launched with support from British Wireless for the Blind Fund.
How to listen to InfoSound.
[Audio] Latest briefing (April 12th, 2010).
Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology – "Welcome to COAT, a coalition of over 280 national, regional, state, and community-based disability organizations. We advocate for legislative and regulatory safeguards that will ensure full access by people with disabilities to evolving high speed broadband, wireless and other Internet Protocol (IP) technologies."
computer assistive technology abilityhub for disability and disabilities – "Assistive Technology for people with a disability who find operating a computer difficult, maybe even impossible. This web site will direct you to adaptive equipment and alternative methods available for accessing computers "
Creative ZEN X-Fi Style PMP, ZEN Style Series Music Player | Blog | ZiggyTek – news on these affordable audio players.
CTL 2goPC Slate: Windows 7 Tablet (Video) | Blog | ZiggyTek – the spec is not outstanding, but this device has some things the iPad currently lacks, e.g., webcam and Adobe Flash.
Document Accessibility Should Begin at the Author Level – the Web isn’t the whole story – what about other types of document?
Dogs and Islam: The Devil and the Seeing-Eye Dog | Psychology Today – all may not be as it seems on the subject of "unclean" dogs.
Dogs for the Blind | Dogs Training who thought of that idea?
Easy to See Balloons – Fred’s Head – balloons that light up. Every little helps!
[Audio] EyePod TechnoCast 10 – Larry Lewis of Flying Blind, LLC, talks about optical character recognition (OCR) and introduces AbiSee Products, particularly the EyePal OCR products that use a camera rather than a scanner.
Good50 Low Vision Version – "Good50 is a user-friendly search engine designed for those who are ages 50+. Because of its user-friendly features, Good50 is also beneficial for the whole family including children."
Grave Concerns about a Ban on Dogs in Nottinghamshire Parks – jady_lady – ban on dogs in parks in part of Nottinghamshire, could cause guide dog problems.
Group Travel for Persons with Special Needs – Yahoo! Finance – many opportunities in the USA for people with various disabilities.
HTML5 details element, built-in and bolt-on accessibility – Bruce Lawson’s personal site – possible advantages of HTML5 over scripting and ARIA.
Ideas on Coping With Low Vision by Sharon Noseworthy and members of the Macular Degeneration Support Network
iSpeech – Text to Speech Service – Assistive Technology – online service that can convert text files to speech.
KeySoft 9 0 1 upgrade – HumanWare Canada/English – update your BrailleNote Apex.
Nissan Adding Noise to Make Silent Electric Cars Safe « Nissan Zone – USA and Japan could make this mandatory.
[Audio] PDF Document Reading and Strategies with JAWS and MAGic – 90-minute webinar with instructions for saving.
Registration Mac Academy Workshop – Handy Tech North America – there is a booking form and description here for the 5-day workshop on using VoiceOver with SnowLeopard being held in June.
Review: VI Scientific’s Currency Identifier (and more) “VisionHunt 2.1″ for S60 3rd & 5th edition – Blind Mind News – Unrestricted Access: Versatile apps for camera-pones. Currnecy, colour light source and light light level detection. Works on the Nokia N97 and their are planned versions for other types of phone, including the iPhone.
Screen Reader Tutorial – for users of the Blackboard Learning System.
Self-Expression | Real Coaching Radio Network – technophobic? well, if a blind middle-aged woman not involved in technology can deal with technology, you can too!
Sweeping Landmark Class Action Settlement Paves the Way for Improved Sidewalk Access for People with Disabilities | Accessibility News International – success for Californians with disabilities.
Tactile mind – A book of nude photographs for the blind/vision impaired. ISBN: 978-0-9813431-0-5 produced in toronto,canada. email@example.com, telephone: 416.516.2999. Wrongly described as a magazine in the British Telegraph newspaper, this is a thermoform book of raised erotic images with Braille text. A snip at £150.
Read the telegraph article ‘Pornographic magazine for the blind launched’
Videos Created by Ai Squared « AccessTech News - these promote products such as ZoomText, Victor Reader Stream and Pebble.
Who Wins the Accessibility Election? | S3 Web Design - a web designer comments on the accessibility of the web sites of the major British political parties.
[Book] Windows 7 and Vista Explained – A guide for blind and partially sighted users. Intended to work with whatever access technology you have. Can be pre-ordered for delivery late May. Orders from USA and Canada should be made to National Braille Press.