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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.

April 2020 Issue »

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Lee Huffman

Editor’s Page: AccessWorld is Here for You During the COVID-19 Health Crisis

We are dedicated to providing you with timely information and resources during the pandemic.

Learn About COVID-19 Resources

A compilation of suggestions and information for managing your daily life during the COVID-19 crisis.

Navigate Safely During the Pandemic

People with visual impairments are, by default, in more constant contact with people and things than the average person in possession of 20/20 eyesight. We have to touch walls and doors and objects and other people’s hands and elbows. Here are some ideas to lessen the risk.

App and Product Reviews

Join Nextdoor To Strengthen Your Neighborhood Network

During the time of the coronavirus, how do you introduce yourself to that new neighbor, or learn about the family around the corner you always meant to introduce yourself to? One way is to join a social network called Nextdoor, which connects you with neighbors in your zip code, subdivision, and/or neighborhood.

Get the Scoop on the Latest AirPods from Apple

The difference between the AirPods Pro and previous AirPods is very noticeable. The sound is significantly better and noise cancellation works well. Transparency mode is a great feature and the AirPods Pro are more comfortable than previous AirPods. For me, they are worth the increased cost.

Stay Current with Web Browser Accessibility

Built-in Web browser accessibility—magnification, contrast, colors, and text-to-speech—has significantly improved in recent years. There are some great built-in accessibility features available on popular Windows-based Web browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Microsoft Edge.

Conference Coverage and More

Hear the Latest from CSUN

We are, as they say, living in unusual times. So, in addition to the customary product highlights from CSUN that we describe each year, we want to share a few things about the experience of attending CSUN as COVID-19 was becoming a reality in the United States.

Meet an Audio Book Narrator

When I learned that David Van Der Molen was a professional audio book narrator, I knew he belonged in the Employment Matters series. As it turns out, that was only part of a genuinely fascinating and unique picture of employment.

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