Making a computer accessible, particularly for people with visual impairments, can be a difficult process. The people at Freedom Scientific made a major advancement in accessibility technology with the JAWS screen reader, and they’ve gone even further with the Focus Blue keyboard.
Harpo’s Braillepen is the latest and one of the most impressive advancements in accessible technology. This portable device can make any computer and mobile device accessible to blind people who can read Braille.
As with any spoken language, learning American Sign Language (ASL) can be intimidating, but for instructors of deaf and hard of hearing students, it’s a necessity. Fortunately, learning ASL is not all that difficult, and Software Studios’ ASL apps make the process simple and engaging.
For people who are visually impaired, software such as TalkBack allows their mobile phones to become accessible, fitting their needs. With developers trying to further the agenda of making mobile devices more accessible, this app doesn’t fail at that. Continue reading