Posts In: Access Technology

The SmartVision2: A Smartphone Made Easy

The SmartVision2 from Irie-AT is a smartphone built from the ground up with accessibility in mind.

Partnering and the Development of Innovative Technology

The National Federation of the Blind is committed to participating in forums like the M-Enabling Summit that foster independence through accessible technology and design.

BMDs: The Common-Sense Voting Solution

This might come as a surprise to you, but on Election Day, there are actually a few things we can all agree on. We all want the right to a private ballot, for example. We all want to ensure accurate election results. And we all want to eliminate errors that could potentially make our votes invalid. These are some of the benefits of using ballot marking devices, or BMDs.

The GuideReader Pod: Read Books on Your TV

Like the Victor Reader Stream and other similar devices, the GuideReader Pod lets you download and read books from various online libraries or from a local flash drive or microSD card.

The Braille Me by Innovision

In the quest for cheaper Braille displays, a company called Innovision has a contender called Braille Me.

The Best of Both Worlds: The QBraille XL Almost Perfectly Blends a Braille Display and a USB Keyboard

Have you ever found yourself struggling to remember the series of commands needed to perform a keyboard shortcut on your display? Have you ever needed to do a command that isn’t configured on your display? Have you found yourself switching back and forth between your computer keyboard and your display to accomplish your work?

Inaccessible Medical Devices Have Life or Death Consequences

The National Federation of the Blind is working to increase the accessibility of medical technologies so that we can live the lives we want.

SMA No More? JAWS and ZoomText Annual Home Licensing: A Win for Consumers

We’ve often heard users of access technology products express frustration over the cost to keep their technology up-to-date. With a software maintenance agreement (SMA), a user incurs a periodic fee to make sure they have the latest version of their screen access program.

Faster Typing with FlickType for iOS

Whether texting a friend, taking notes, or writing a longer email, typing on an iPhone has always been a little slow for many people. Apple has tried to make things smoother with the introduction of things like touch typing and Braille Screen Input, but longer writing on the iPhone is typically avoided.

Announcing New Accessibility Resources for Consumers and Industry

You may remember that in 2016, with support from the Maryland Department of Disabilities, the National Federation of the Blind launched an important initiative aimed at generating new resources for accessibility.