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Objective information you can trust, smart and informed commentary, and cutting-edge news and trends concerning information technology and visual impairment are published monthly in AccessWorld®: Technology and People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired.

November 2019 Issue »

Featured Articles

Lee Huffman

Editor's Page

Get Holiday Gift and Shopping Advice

Check Out Our Picks for Holiday Gifts for People with Visual Impairments

Whether you are buying for a culinary expert or an entertainment lover, a 5-year-old or a grandparent, you'll find inspiring suggestions in this year's holiday gift guide.

Discover if the Kohl's and Petco Online and Mobile Platforms Will Support Your Holiday Shopping Needs

As has been the case for several years running, mobile shopping apps tend to be much more accessible and easier to navigate than their companion websites.

Reviews, Evaluations, and More

Get Updated on Recent Gene Therapies for Eye Diseases

A look at two companies that are currently or about to initiate clinical trials to use gene therapies to treat a trio of eye diseases: Usher syndrome type 2 (USH2), autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa (adRP), and Leber’s congenital amaurosis 10 (LCA10).

Read an Inspiring Story of One Woman's Professional Success

If you want to know more about combined vision and hearing loss, read this book. If you want to know more about the rights of people with disabilities, read this book. And, if you want to find a reason to feel hope about the present and future nature of humanity, read this book.

Meet an Accomplished Accessibility Professional

Haben Girma is blind. She's deaf. She's black. She's female. And both her parents came here from other countries. Some might say that such a list of facts comprises a pile of pretty daunting odds for professional advancement, but this brilliant woman is fully, successfully employed.

Reviews, Evaluations, and More

Learn About the Latest in iOS Improvements

Apple has added many useful accessibility features in iOS 13. You can change VoiceOver gestures, give verbal commands to your device, regulate sounds and haptics, and much more. There have also been some changes in mainstream apps and they continue to be very accessible.

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