Living with Vision Loss (Iowa Department for the Blind)
The Iowa Department for the Blind has helped thousands of
blind and visually impaired Iowans to manage their vision
loss so they can continue to live independently.
The Iowa Department for the Blind helps empower blind and
visually impaired Iowans to lead active and fulfilling
lives. The Department educates and trains them in
alternative techniques while instilling them with confidence
for independent living and competitive job placement. These
skills enable those with vision loss to fully participate in
life, through work, family and community and helps them
achieve their dreams.
Iowa Department for the Blind -- iOS training program article
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Resources for Living (National Federation of the Blind)
If you're wondering what resources are available for living
with vision loss, you've come to the right place--the
National Federation of the Blind! With over 50,000 members,
we are the voice of the nation's blind, and we are here to
provide you with answers and resources related to blindness
and vision loss.
Apple iPad accessibility features part 1 low vision
iPhone apps for the blind and visually impaired (1h 6m)
This training was sponsored by the Utah Assistive Technology
Program of Utah State University, and presented by Everette
Bacon and Jerry Nealey of Utah Division of Services for the
Blind and Visually Impaired.
TapTapSee - Blind & Visually Impaired Camera (free)
TapTapSee is designed to help the blind and visually
impaired identify objects they encounter in their daily
Simply double tap the screen to take a photo of anything, at
any angle, and hear the app speak the identification back to
you (Note: Spoken identification requires VoiceOver to be
TapTapSee helps the blind and visually impaired become more
independent in their day-to-day activities.
TapTapSee has been a huge hit with users taking thousands of
pictures per-day. It has garnered multiple podcasts,
reviews, as well as positive feedback within the community.
knfbReader App ($99.99)
The highly anticipated KNFB Reader converts printed text
into high quality speech to provide accurate, fast, and
efficient access to both single and multiple page documents
with the tap of a button on the iPhone. Picture accuracy is
facilitated by a Field of View Report, Automatic Page
Detection, and Tilt Control.
Our app allows users to capture pictures of virtually any
type of printed text, including mail, receipts, class
handouts, memos and many other documents that you may
encounter. Proprietary document analysis technology
determines the words and reads them aloud to the user with
high quality text-to-speech and Braille access. Individuals
with print disabilities will benefit from the synchronized
speech and text highlighting capabilities. KNFB Reader will
revolutionize access to print materials for the mobile
professional and busy student by providing advanced state of
the art mobile reading technology in a single hand-held
The Hadley School for the Blind
The mission of The Hadley School for the Blind is to promote
independent living through lifelong, distance education
programs for individuals who are blind or visually impaired,
their families and blindness service providers.
Founded in 1920 by William Hadley and Dr. E.V.L. Brown, Hadley
offers courses free of charge to its blind and visually
impaired students and their families and affordable tuition to
blindness professionals. Today, Hadley is the largest provider
of distance education for people who are blind or visually
impaired around the world, serving more than 10,000 students
annually in all 50 states and 100 countries. Hadley is also
the largest educator of braille worldwide. A 501(c)(3)
non-profit corporation, the school relies on contributions
from individuals, foundations and corporations to fund its
iFocus, tips on using the vision accessibility features in iOS.
iFocus Placing and Receiving Phone Calls
iFocus Sending a Text Message.
iFocus Composing and Sending an Email.