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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.

PC

NVDA Screen Reader http://www.nvaccess.org/

Outlook 2010 with Jaws, Window-Eyes, and System Access Compiled by: Anna Dresner http://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/OUTLOOK2010KC.html?id=qE66SWnH

Windows 10 Keystroke Compendium by: Dean Martineau http://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/WIN10-REF.html?id=qE66SWnH

iPhone/iOS

Website: VoiceOver Made Easy (lessons) http://www.voiceover-easy.net/default.aspx#Top

Website: Apple Vis - Empowering Blind and Low Vision Apple Users http://www.applevis.com/

Website: Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired - iFocus: Tips on Using the Vision Accessibility Features in iOS http://www.hadley.edu/InstructionalVideos.asp

iFeelaGrams: Tactile Screenshots for iPad and iOS8 by: Tom Dekker http://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/IFEEL-IPAD-8.html

Getting Started with the iPhone and iOS 9 (IPHONE-IOS9) By: Anna Dresner
http://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/IPHONE-IOS9.html

iOS 9 Reference Card by: Anna Dresner
http://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/IOS9-REF.html

iOS 9 Without the Eye by: Jonathan Mosen http://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/IOS9-EYE.html

Anyone Can Play: Accessible Games for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch edited by Judith Dixon http://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/APPSGAMES.html

Out and About: Our Favorite iOS Travel Apps by: Judy Dixon and Doug Wakefield http://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/APPSOUT.html

Get the Picture! Viewing the World with the iPhone Camera by: Judith Dixon http://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/GETPIC.html

Twenty-two Useful Apps for Blind iPhone Users (Second Edition: 2013) by: Peter Cantisani http://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/APPS.html

'iOS in the Classroom: A Guide for Teaching Students with Visual Impairments, iOS 9 Edition' By: Larry L. Lewis http://www.afb.org/store/Pages/ShoppingCart/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductId=978-0-89128-735-3&ruling=Yes

iOS Access for All: Your Comprehensive Guide to Accessibility for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch (iOS 9 Edition) by: Shelly Brisbin http://www.iosaccessbook.com/

website: Fedora Outlier LLC www.fedoraoutlier.com

Apple TV

Stream It! Music, Movies, and More with Apple TV and VoiceOver By: Jonathan Mosen http://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/APPLETV.html

MAC

Website: Apple Vis - Empowering Blind and Low Vision Apple Users http://www.applevis.com/

VoiceOver with the Brailliant Braille Display by: April Brown https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1127958260

Everything You Need to Know to Use the Mac with El Capitan and VoiceOver By: Janet Ingber http://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/MAC-CAPITAN.html

Mac Reference Guide By: Janet Ingber http://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/MAC-REF.html

Everything You Need to Know to Use the Mac with Yosemite and VoiceOver By: Janet Ingber http://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/MAC-YOSEMITE.html

Mastering the Macintosh with VoiceOver By: Tim Sniffen http://www.applevis.com/forum/os-x-mac-app-discussion/free-ibook-mastering-macintosh-voiceover

Website: Fedora Outlier LLC www.fedoraoutlier.com

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

Android

Website: Inclusive Android http://inclusiveandroid.com

Website Post: List of App Recommendations for Blind and Partially Sighted Android Users By: Jeffrey Stark http://blog.blackspheretech.com/?p=306

Website: AccessWorld® Newsletter - February 2016 - Best Android Apps for People with Low Vision By: Shelly Brisbin https://www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw170208

Online session Notes on Android and Android Accessibility by Jeffrey Stark: http://blog.blackspheretech.com/?p=330

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