How to Get a Job when You Are Blind or Visually Impaired

Finding a job can be difficult for anyone. This may be especially true for the blind and visually impaired however. Because a lot of work assumes people have the functioning use of their eyes, the job market can appear inaccessible to anyone who suffers from a visual impairment. However, between advances in technology and aContinue reading How to Get a Job when You Are Blind or Visually Impaired

Why Some People Have a Lack of Empathy (And How to Deal with Them)

Written by Patricia Young We all have interacted with some people that seem to have a lack of empathy, at some point of our lives. I know that those experiences can leave us feeling frustrated, unsettled, angry, disappointed, and even betrayed, mainly when we need support. It gets even harder and more painful if youContinue reading Why Some People Have a Lack of Empathy (And How to Deal with Them)

Severe COVID-19 Linked With Changes in Eyes – By Ernie Mundell and Robert Preidt

Published on 17 February 2021 Severe eye abnormalities have been found in the eyes of some COVID-19 patients, a new study out of France contends. The findings show the need for eye screening, as well as appropriate treatment and management of potentially serious eye problems in these patients, experts say. “We showed that a fewContinue reading Severe COVID-19 Linked With Changes in Eyes – By Ernie Mundell and Robert Preidt

How Accessible Are Zelda, Pokémon And Animal Crossing For Blind Gamers?

Written by Chad Bouton   When it comes to accessibility options in video games, some companies have been quicker than others to acknowledge the need and introduce basic features into their games. While progress has been made over the past few years, there’s still much room for improvement and even the most elementary of accessibilityContinue reading How Accessible Are Zelda, Pokémon And Animal Crossing For Blind Gamers?

Invisible Victims: When Men Are Abused

Medically reviewed by Scientific Advisory Board — Written by Victoria Ramos on April 9, 2014   In cases of domestic abuse throughout the world, the stereotype involves a man abusing a woman. For some, however, the story goes the other way around.   In figures quoted by HelpGuide.org, approximately one in three abuse victims areContinue reading Invisible Victims: When Men Are Abused

The new normal: Getting governments to spend (more and better) for (inclusion) of all persons with disabilities

Organizations of persons with disabilities (OPDs) have, since long, been advocating for more meaningful allocation of financial resources geared towards the inclusion of persons with disabilities and enabling their full and effective participation. While high income countries in the European Union, for instance, are spending on average 2.1% of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) onContinue reading The new normal: Getting governments to spend (more and better) for (inclusion) of all persons with disabilities

Zoom – Video Conferencing – Quick Accessibility Review

Summary Zoom is an excellent choice if you are looking for outstanding accessibility to the deaf, totally blind and partially sighted with comprehensive documentation and tons of useful keyboard shortcuts with fully accessible apps for all the major operating systems and a very stable web app. As a bonus, the company continuously demonstrates their commitmentContinue reading Zoom – Video Conferencing – Quick Accessibility Review

GoToMeeting – Review

Summary No blind friendly windows accessible app. Works perfectly fine if you use the web app though. The Android and iOS version is also screen reader friendly. Short Introduction GoToMeeting is a web-hosted service created and marketed by LogMeIn. It is an online meeting, desktop sharing, and video conferencing software package that enables the userContinue reading GoToMeeting – Review

Bank Zero – Accessibility Review for the Blind and Visually impaired

What is Bank Zero? In short, Bank Zero is a mutual digital-only bank offering its services via a smartphone app to businesses and individuals in South Africa. Currently, the mutual digital bank is adding potential customers on a staggered basis. New customers interested in joining will be placed in a waiting queue which, according toContinue reading Bank Zero – Accessibility Review for the Blind and Visually impaired

BritBox – Quick Accessibility overview from a blindness perspective

What is BritBox? BritBox is an online digital video subscription service, operating as a joint venture of the BBC and ITV plc, serving the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia, and South Africa. It is focused on British television series and films, mainly featuring current and past series and films supplied from the main UKContinue reading BritBox – Quick Accessibility overview from a blindness perspective