When you can’t see the puck…

December 29, 2014

Many years ago, Kevin Shanley was learning ZoomText and I was there to help him.  He was persistent in learning new ways to use his computer despite his diminishing vision.  During our conversations his description of his favorite sport, blind hockey stayed with me.  Who would have thought that years later, I would be attending […]

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The Autumn Colors

November 19, 2014

October is not typically a popular month to take a vacation, unless you are seeking the brilliant colors spanning New England.  The brilliance and pervasiveness of sugar maples makes Vermont a favorite destination.  Our local fireman’s breakfast yielded almost 400 hungry eaters, a record number, one Saturday morning during peak leaf-peeping season.  It was so […]

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Dignity and Vitamin A – Keys to Survival in World War II

November 10, 2014

Our fathers, grandfathers, or great-grandfathers fought in World War II but for most of us, we have no real understanding of what those years were really like for them.  Ninth-grade history books might have described the battles fought and the strategies executed but for the American soldier, little was exposed about their human experience and […]

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Bon Voyage Becca!

October 23, 2014

Rebecca (Becca) White is a name and a face that we have come to know and love around here.  The success of Ai Squared’s Zoomed In blog can be credited to her.  Becca has written blogs about Blind Yoga, cooking, and her many travels to trade shows.  Her polished editing made all of us look […]

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Newbies Try Novice Triathlon

October 15, 2014

As summer was winding down, my daughter, Arden, and I headed to the town pool to cool off.  As we left, I noticed a poster advertising an upcoming novice triathlon.  Hmm… though I’ve always wanted to enter one, this one was slated to start within 24 hours!  Sure, I had been jogging and biking on […]

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iPhone 6 Options from a Low Vision Perspective

October 9, 2014

Mainstream opinions on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are abundant. Although valuable, they leave us wondering about low vision usability. One small change in color, size, or VoiceOver behavior can make or break our attitude about the latest iPhone. That’s why the hosts of Serotalk’s “High Contrast” podcast, all visually impaired, dove into the […]

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ZoomText Mac Tips & Tricks – General WebReader Reading Tips

September 30, 2014

Many of you have been using ZoomText Mac and its reading tools with great success, but we wanted to share some tips to make sure that you are using WebReader effectively. WebReader is designed to make it easy to read online articles, but did you know that you’re also able to click any links within […]

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Your Chance to Try Blind/Low Vision Hockey

September 23, 2014

If you’d like to help expand blind hockey in the United States and satisfy your curiosity about the sport, come to Newburgh, New York (just south of Poughkeepsie), on October 18th and 19th. You’ll have the opportunity to try the sport on for size, taking the ice with U.S. and Canadian blind hockey veterans. I […]

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ZoomText 10.1 Tips & Tricks – Windows 8.1 Hotkeys

September 16, 2014

Microsoft made many visual changes when they released Windows 8, which can be difficult to adjust to. Luckily, if you memorize a few critical hotkeys, you might find that you can get around your computer faster than ever! Today’s tips and tricks will go over several hotkeys that are designed to help you navigate around […]

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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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