Google’s Futuristic Driverless Car Fleet

September 10, 2014

A couple of things have increased my investigation into alternative transportation options as well as re-ignited my itch to drive again. For one, my daughter is now heavily involved on a gymnastics team located about 45 minutes away. We have a complicated carpooling system set up, picking up gymnasts in various towns as it rolls […]

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ZoomText Mac Tips & Tricks – Spot Reading with Mouse Echo

September 3, 2014

If you’re looking to read small pieces of information, like a paragraph of text, or the label of an icon, the best tool to use is Mouse Echo. With this tool, your mouse pointer becomes a powerful spot reading tool – any text that’s underneath it can be read back to you. Today’s tips and […]

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A Letter to the Editor: SLOW DOWN

August 28, 2014

I usually bike to work during the tail end of the morning rush (if there is such a thing in Manchester, VT). I arrive calm and refreshed from the cool morning ride. One day last week, however, I had to go home and then return to work around noon. As my luck would have it, […]

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Round Table Chit Chat on “High Contrast”

August 19, 2014

It’s not often, if ever, that you have the opportunity to shoot the breeze with people who experience life through a low vision lens. In the latest High Contrast podcast, you’ll feel like you’re sitting around the kitchen table laughing with Rodney Edgar, Byron Lee, and Joe Steinkamp, as they swap stories centering around common […]

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ZoomText Mac Tips & Tricks – Reading Email with WebReader

August 13, 2014

Did you know that ZoomText Mac’s WebReader allows you to do far more than just read on the web?  You can use it to read back any text in your clipboard, or all the text in an active application window. Today’s tips and tricks video will show you how you can easily read your email […]

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Visions of Vancouver

August 7, 2014

My daughter, Arden, and I recently traveled to Vancouver, British Columbia, with other family members to attend my nephew’s wedding. It was a great reason for a mini family reunion and for touring a spectacular city in the meantime. Four of my six siblings attended, including all three of the Stargardt-affected ones. So what is […]

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It’s Time to Go Mobile

August 1, 2014

Who would have thought a decade ago that a smartphone or tablet device with a non-tactile touch screen could be operated completely non-visually? With Apple’s VoiceOver and Google Android’s TalkBack as the major players in touch-based screen reading, one can slide, swipe, and tap on the screen to make a phone call, check the weather, […]

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50 Shades of Shades

July 16, 2014

Recently Byron Lee, Rodney Edgar, and I sat around on our respective patios for another edition of the High Contrast podcast. We talked about everything under the sun, quite literally. Though sunshine is the last thing my retinas need, this is not going to prevent me from hanging out on my deck on a gorgeous […]

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Moving on from Ai Squared

July 11, 2014

After almost 10 years at Ai Squared, I am off to explore new opportunities and adventures outside of my home state of Vermont. I wanted to take some time in this post to thank both the company, and our amazing customers. It is incredible for me to think that my first job straight out of college […]

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Foundation (Still) Fighting Blindness

July 2, 2014

Becca and I recently returned from the foot of the Rocky Mountains no worse for wear after another rousing Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) VISIONS conference. Given that this was my seventh one in a row, I thought this would be the one in which I could control my emotions. Well, that idea went out the […]

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