Academic journal article Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness

Guide to Assistive Techology

Academic journal article Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness

Guide to Assistive Techology

Article excerpt

The 2008 AccessWorld[R] Guide to Assistive Technology Products is an updated second installment of the technology buying guide prepared by the editors of AccessWorld: Technology and People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired, the bimonthly magazine dedicated to news, views, and reviews of products designed specifically for people who are blind or visually impaired. With profiles and product feature charts for over 280 of the most recently produced assistive technology products, the publication includes information about cell phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), screen readers, braille printers, and closed-circuit televisions (CCTVs) designed for people with visual impairments. The book opens with a section entitled "Making a Buying Decision," which provides a step-by-step description of the factors to weigh and key questions to consider when making a purchase of assistive technology. It describes what makes a cell phone accessible and details the related software that may be needed to operate an accessible cell phone. Another section provides an appendix of cell phones that are currently available in the marketplace with varying degrees of accessibility and explains in what way each product is accessible and how it will benefit a consumer. …

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