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Accessibility Minute - Assistive Technology Tips and Tricks for Everyone

Sep 21, 2012

Hi folks. Welcome to “Accessibility Minute”, your weekly look at Assisitive Technology—those clever tools and devices designed to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing or other special needs.

Many people would agree that the iPhone has changed the way the world thinks of smart phones.  Did you know that the iPhone and other devices like the iPad and some iPods have built in speech output to allow people who are blind or visually impaired to use them?  Voice Over is a program that is built into the iPhone Operating System - or IOS - and allows people who are blind or visually impaired to dial the phone, surf the web, check email or even take photographs more independently.  The phone simply reads what is on the screen.

For more information, to read our blog or to drop us a line, visit That was your accessibility minute for this week. I’m Wade Wingler with the INDATA Project at Easter Seals Crossroads, in Indiana.

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