Book cover for "When One Web Browser Is Not Enough: A Guide for Windows Screen Reader Users" by David Kingsbury. The Carroll Center for the Blind logo appears in the foam in a cup of coffee. That's beside a laptop keyboard with an orange bump dot.

New Book Offers Guidance for Web Browsing Using Screen Readers

Sometimes, one web browser just isn't enough. A new book provides guidance on web browsing with popular browsers to improve experiences for blind and visually impaired screen reader users. NEWTON, Mass. (August 3, 2020) – A new digital book by Carroll Center for the Blind assistive technology instructor, David Kingsbury, provides a timely and much-needed resource [...]

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Why Reddit Has Become A Favorite Social Media Platform for Many Blind and Visually Impaired People

BY RACHEL E. GREENSPAN (VIA INSIDER) The Reddit logo, featuring a smiling alien with a single antennae on his head, is seen displayed on a smartphone screen. [Mateusz Slodkowski/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images]Samuel Proulx, a 32-year-old blind man living in Ottawa, Ontario, isn't that interested in using traditional social media. Proulx doesn't find Instagram and [...]

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Steve Saylor smiles while making a hand gesture, raising his pinky and index fingers on one hand. Video game paraphernalia is behind him.

This Blind Gamer Is Fighting for Accessibility in Video Games

BY GRAHAM ISADOR (VIA VICE) Steve Saylor's YouTube channel is devoted to reviews, reactions, and first impressions of video games. Saylor has an infectious, over-the-top, energy while hitting on many familiar Youtube tropes. He's prone to hyperbole, funny faces, and the occasional silly voice. Popular clips see him web slinging as Spiderman or digging at the ground [...]

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These Glasses Give Sight Back to the Blind

FROM THE HENRY FORD'S INNOVATION NATION WITH MO ROCCA eSight's breakthrough electronic glasses enhance sight for people who are legally blind. eSight uses a cutting-edge camera, smart algorithms and high-resolution screens, to create a crystal clear, real-time image of what is in front of you. For more information, check out the video segment below from [...]

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A meme featuring two characters from Toy Story. With his arm around a terrified Woody, Buzz Lightyear points off in the distance. Text reads, "Inaccessible memes are everywhere."

Memes Still Aren’t Accessible to People Who Are Blind. What’s Being Done About It?

BY RACHEL E. GREENSPAN (VIA TIME) A meme featuring two characters from Toy Story. With his arm around a terrified Woody, Buzz Lightyear points off in the distance. Text reads, "Inaccessible memes are everywhere." If you’ve spent a lot of time on the internet in the last decade, you might immediately recognize this description: a [...]

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A young woman who is visually impaired uses a refreshable braille display to access the web on her laptop.

Researchers Are Making Memes Accessible to the Blind

Everyone loves a good meme. If you're blind or visually impaired though, most internet memes are not accessible. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are trying to change that. BY CHRIS STOKEL-WALKER (VIA ONEZERO) For the 1 million Americans who are legally blind, an increasingly large part of the internet is cut off to them. A young [...]

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Assistive Technology Instructor, David Kingsbury, trains a client who is visually impaired how to format his word document professionally.

Carroll Center Assistive Technology Instructor Featured on FSCast Podcast to Discuss Work, Formatting Documents

David Kingsbury, Assistive Technology Instructor at the Carroll Center for the Blind, talks formatting Word documents on FSCast Podcast BY FSCAST (FREEDOM SCIENTIFIC'S OFFICIAL PODCAST) For blind or visually impaired students headed to college, being able to format Word documents professionally is a crucial skill to have in your pocket. The visual appearance of the [...]

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A young girl who is visually impaired plays a game on her tablet to help learn orientation.

How Tablet Games Can Teach Skills to Students with Visual Impairments

Tablet games are more than just fun for students with visual impairments BY WADE TYLER MILLWARD (Via EdSurge) Marty Schultz has added a twist to hangman, the classic word-guessing game. His tablet-run version of the game has the same goal: pick letters to figure out a mystery word. But to pick a letter, you run [...]

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A set of item locators: a pager with three color-coded buttons and three individual receivers (green, blue and red).

Always losing your lucky socks?

BY THE CARROLL STORE We've all lost things before. It's the worst feeling. Keys, wallets, phones—maybe even a pair of your lucky socks—there’s no shortage of things to misplace. Nothing is more distressful when we can't find our favorite communication devices. Because many of us rely on our phones, tablets and computers for daily life [...]

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Assistive Technology Instructor, David Kingsbury, pictured using VoiceOver on his phone, recently appeared on the Eyes On Success podcast.

Discussing Formatting Documents Like A Pro with David Kingsbury on Eyes On Success

BY PETER TORPEY AND NANCY GOODMAN TORPEY (Via Eyes On Success) The visual appearance of documents that you create can have a big impact on how they are received by others. The Carroll Center for the Blind’s own Assistive Technology Instructor, David Kingsbury, appeared on the June 12, 2019 episode of the Eyes On Success [...]

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