Need sighted help? Get it on demand with these apps!

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Have you ever been out and about on your own only to find you need to read a sign or a note, or locate an object? If you carry a smartphone, you can get immediate help without waiting for someone to walk by. There are three mobile apps that connect you with live sighted… Continue reading Need sighted help? Get it on demand with these apps!

Accessible Devices to Help You Stay Fit

If you need a little motivation for staying fit, you may want to consider using a device or an app that records your activity. Many of these are accessible to people with vision impairments, and some people find them fun and inspiring! See below for a list of devices that you can use to stay… Continue reading Accessible Devices to Help You Stay Fit

New Documentary on Vision Available on PBS

Sight: The Story of Vision, is a documentary on scientific, medical, technological, and human aspects of vision that premiered in October 2016 and is now available online at PBS.org. The film, narrated by Sir Elton John, tells the story of how people discovered how eyes work as well as how to improve or restore sight.… Continue reading New Documentary on Vision Available on PBS

Orcam Wearable Device Reads Documents and Faces

Ensight’s Fort Collins support group recently met with Bob Machacek of AKB Visions about a helpful new assistive technology device called Orcam. Orcam is a wearable device with a smart camera designed to assist people who are visually impaired. Bob demonstrated how to use the small camera mounted on a pair of glasses along with… Continue reading Orcam Wearable Device Reads Documents and Faces

iPads and iPhones Can Replace Assistive Technology Devices

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If you have experienced vision loss and are in need of assistive technology aids, you may want to look into an iPad. These devices can serve as adjustable magnifiers, and, given their voice-over or zoom features, can provide help with a number of other activities including listening to weather reports, searching for a phone number,… Continue reading iPads and iPhones Can Replace Assistive Technology Devices