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Resources for Free & Low-Cost Accessibility Solutions: PC, iPhone/iPad, MAC and Android

During the 2016 AEBC National conference, the Access to Information and Copyright committee held a panel presentation about free and inexpensive accessibility software and built-in accessibility solutions based on universal design.

Below, you will find a list of compiled resources that may be of interest to those who would like to learn more about the solutions that were discussed. This is by no means an exhaustive or complete list, but we thank all those who submitted resources and hope that this list is helpful. Links to download word and text versions of this resource list can be found at the end of this post.

Note: Jaws and Window-Eyes users can quickly navigate to each section of this blog post by pressing H to move to each next heading and shift-H to move to each previous heading.


NVDA Screen Reader

Outlook 2010 with Jaws, Window-Eyes, and System Access Compiled by: Anna Dresner

Windows 10 Keystroke Compendium by: Dean Martineau


Website: VoiceOver Made Easy (lessons)

Website: Apple Vis - Empowering Blind and Low Vision Apple Users

Website: Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired - iFocus: Tips on Using the Vision Accessibility Features in iOS

iFeelaGrams: Tactile Screenshots for iPad and iOS8 by: Tom Dekker

Getting Started with the iPhone and iOS 9 (IPHONE-IOS9) By: Anna Dresner

iOS 9 Reference Card by: Anna Dresner

iOS 9 Without the Eye by: Jonathan Mosen

Anyone Can Play: Accessible Games for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch edited by Judith Dixon

Out and About: Our Favorite iOS Travel Apps by: Judy Dixon and Doug Wakefield

Get the Picture! Viewing the World with the iPhone Camera by: Judith Dixon

Twenty-two Useful Apps for Blind iPhone Users (Second Edition: 2013) by: Peter Cantisani

'iOS in the Classroom: A Guide for Teaching Students with Visual Impairments, iOS 9 Edition' By: Larry L. Lewis

iOS Access for All: Your Comprehensive Guide to Accessibility for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch (iOS 9 Edition) by: Shelly Brisbin

website: Fedora Outlier LLC

Apple TV

Stream It! Music, Movies, and More with Apple TV and VoiceOver By: Jonathan Mosen


Website: Apple Vis - Empowering Blind and Low Vision Apple Users

VoiceOver with the Brailliant Braille Display by: April Brown

Everything You Need to Know to Use the Mac with El Capitan and VoiceOver By: Janet Ingber

Mac Reference Guide By: Janet Ingber

Everything You Need to Know to Use the Mac with Yosemite and VoiceOver By: Janet Ingber

Mastering the Macintosh with VoiceOver By: Tim Sniffen

Website: Fedora Outlier LLC

Audio Performance Series (learning how to use software such as Logic Pro, Garage Band, etc) - for purchase:


Website: Inclusive Android

Website Post: List of App Recommendations for Blind and Partially Sighted Android Users By: Jeffrey Stark

Website: AccessWorld® Newsletter - February 2016 - Best Android Apps for People with Low Vision By: Shelly Brisbin

Online session Notes on Android and Android Accessibility by Jeffrey Stark:


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