Great Touch Screen Computer for Low Vision

Mama's My Teacher

The HP22 is great for teaching Hisham to read, actually he’s learning to read almost all by himself! The touchscreen feature of this computer allows him to navigate the page easily, something he would not be able to do on a standard computer because it is impossible for him to see the mouse cursor (even the ‘larger’ ones).

So why not just use the iPad? Well, although the iPad is great for watching his favourite shows, it lacks screen size making letters hard to read. The HP is 21.5″ so the image is MUCH bigger than the iPad.

You can see him in this video using our favourite reading program from http://www.starfall.com. I love using this site because the font is big and easy to read. If he wants to, he can make it even larger by tapping the screen just as you would tap on an iPad. The program also allows him to tap on any…

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E9 Your FREE Magnifier! Low Vision Hijinx Podcast

Most of us with low vision either don’t have a sighted person around or don’t want to be an irritation to all the sighted people in our house by constantly asking, “Will you read this for me?”

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Today’s episode is all about a super simple way to enlarge things, such as the dial on your stove, without needing human help.

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Low Vision Assistive Device – Wear it On Your Prescription Glasses

A new enormously expensive but wonderful adaptive device is now on the market to help people with low vision read everything from the newspaper to food labels. It’s super exciting, but before you dust off the Visa, know this…

This device is $3,500

They just assume we all have an agency to pay for assistive technology OR that we all have deep pockets.

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Commentary: Smart Canes

Smart Canes? Are they really a good idea? DO they work? Check this out.

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The following story is about a prototype of a “smart” cane for people who are blind or visually impaired. According to the researchers, this cane would recognize other people’s faces from about 30 feet away. It would also have other neat features, such as GPS.

While it would be nice for me to have a device with facial recognition capabilities, I wouldn’t necessarily want or use my cane for that purpose. I do, however, think that a cane with GPS functions would help.

There is another issue to consider: would the cane be light and portable with all of the technical additions? I think this is certainly doable – after all, cell phones now fit in the palm of our hand! Cost would be the next important area to consider. One of the nice features of the cane is that it is a device most people can afford, and if…

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Wishing I Could Get There From Here

Those of us who live with no sidewalks or lights can relate to the troubles of traveling blind/low vision!

Follow Your Dog

A Starbucks, the veterinarian we use, and my hair stylist are all, technically speaking, in walking distance from my home. Technically speaking, I’d end up dead if I tried it.

A few months ago I set out with Josh, a mobility instructor, to check out the route. I’d walked it before with my husband, but wanted to learn how to accomplish it on my own, if possible.

The walk started out easy enough. I live in a neighborhood well supplied with sidewalks. If walking around and around a suburban housing development is your thing, dropping in on a neighbor now and then, then fine. Not so fine, if you’d like to handle an errand or two on foot, get some exercise, and not have to wait for someone to take you or pay someone to get you where you need to go.

I walked along, swinging my cane, up to…

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E8: Pass the Potatoes & Other Mealtime Menaces: Low Vision Hijinx Podcast

Welcome to this week’s episode of the Low Vision Hijinx Podcast, where you see into the life of a low vision woman who’s also a foodie, writer, and lover of life!

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This week I was thinking about the inherent challenges of mealtime with low vision.  When sighted people are eating and someone asks their friend to pass the potatoes, it’s a true non-event. But with low vision, it can be challenging. Everything from the room lighting to the type of tablecloth can make a difference.

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