Resources



Resources



Resources



Check out some of the following resources.  I hope you find them helpful...


Speech-To-Text Apps


The page, created by PC Magazine, provides a list of the best speech-to-text apps and tools available for different platforms, including Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS. The list includes both free and paid options, with a brief description of each app or tool and its features. The page also includes a buying guide that explains the key factors to consider when choosing a speech-to-text app or tool, such as accuracy, ease of use, and compatibility with different devices. Overall, the page is a useful resource for anyone looking for a speech-to-text app or tool to improve their productivity or accessibility.

Living Well With Low Vision


The mission of Living Well With Low Vision is to make it as easy as possible for people to educate themselves about loss of vision and to meet the daily challenges resulting from it. By empowering individuals, we hope to provide practical ways for people to improve the quality of their daily lives and relieve the emotional trauma that often accompanies low vision.

Aspect


To address the lack of a program supporting patients in vision health, Prevent Blindness developed the ASPECT Program– Advocacy, Support, Perspective, Empowerment, Communication, and Training– which aims to strengthen our patient empowerment efforts for vision into a coordinated program that engages the individual in a more comprehensive manner. The goal of the ASPECT Program is to empower individuals to be engaged in their eye health from every direction and in every way.

Changing Life Through Lenses


Changing Life through Lenses® provides eye doctors and charities access to free prescription eyeglasses, a trial frame collection, and resources on starting or expanding charitable engagement. Without charitable doctors and advocates for vision, millions of people across the United States would be unable to access and afford the vision care they need. OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation is proud to support this growing community of eye doctors providing glasses to hundreds of thousands of people in need in their communities. Together we can help everyone see more and be more.

OneSight Foundation


The OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation is a registered charitable organization that aims to eliminate uncorrected poor vision in a generation1. They provide access to quality vision care and glasses in underserved communities worldwide2. Their mission is to eradicate poor vision and help people see more and be more.

Bookshare Audio Books


Bookshare makes reading easier. People with dyslexia, blindness, cerebral palsy, and other reading barriers can customize their experience to suit their learning style and find virtually any book they need for school, work, or the joy of reading. $50 annually; free for students. Read on your computer, tablet, smart phone or assistive device.

Prevent Blindness Texas Vision Plan


Prevent Blindness Texas partners with Vision Service Plan, Luxottica Group Foundation, providing free eye exams and/or eyeglasses to those adults and children who otherwise could not afford them. Through strategic partnerships, we are able to connect the people we serve to appropriate eye care.

AppleVis


AppleVis is the go-to online resource for blind and low vision users of Apple products such as the Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. Our mission is to empower people by providing information on accessibility features, accessible apps, and workarounds, as well as fostering a community of support and sharing of knowledge.

Apple Accessibility


The Apple Accessibility page showcases the company's commitment to making their products accessible to everyone, regardless of their abilities. The page highlights various features and tools available on Apple devices, such as VoiceOver, which provides spoken descriptions of onscreen elements, and AssistiveTouch, which allows users to interact with their device using customizable gestures. The page also includes information on how to customize settings for visual, auditory, and physical needs, as well as resources for developers to create accessible apps. Overall, the page emphasizes Apple's dedication to creating inclusive technology that empowers all users.

Microsoft Accessibility


The Microsoft Accessibility website provides information and resources to help people with disabilities use technology more effectively. The site includes information on accessibility features in Microsoft products, as well as tips and tools for creating accessible content. It also provides links to training and certification programs for accessibility professionals. The site is organized into sections for individuals, educators, and businesses, and includes information on topics such as assistive technology, accessibility testing, and inclusive design. Overall, the site aims to promote accessibility and inclusion in technology and to help people with disabilities participate fully in the digital world.

Facebook Accessibility


Facebook is committed to creating a great experience for all people. Learn about the features and technologies that help people with disabilities, such as vision loss and deafness, get the most out of Facebook. For more information, you can also visit the Accessibility Facebook Page and follow @fbaccess on Twitter.

Computers For The Blind


Computers For the Blind is determined to bridge the digital divide for the community of the blind and visually impaired in the US by providing affordable, accessible refurbished computers and training. We don’t have any age or ability restrictions. We are an ally for the community of the blind and visually impaired and some of us are members. Our solutions are ready and accessible. They facilitate the individual to lead an independent and connected life – opening life-long opportunities for employment and digital equity. We provide customer guidance from purchase and beyond. Our seamless support is just a phone call away.

Cellphone Accessibility


The following list from The Senior List lists the best cell phone choices for the visually impaired.

Video Magnifiers


The following is a list of video magnifier products and descriptions, compiled by the American Foundation for the Blind. 

ZoomText Magnifier/Reader


ZoomText Magnifier/Reader is a fully integrated magnification and reading program tailored for low-vision users. Magnifier/Reader enlarges and enhances everything on your computer screen, echoes your typing and essential program activity, and automatically reads documents, web pages, email.