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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Mouse-oholics Anonymous – Please Step Forward

June 25, 2014

Besides normal typing, are you afraid of your keyboard? Did someone have to point out the home key bumps for you? Do you lean over to search for numbers and other uncommonly used keys? Do you pretend that the Windows key doesn’t exist? Do you think you can bypass all productivity issues with a touch […]

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Early Memories of the Web

June 17, 2014

On one of my many adventures to Philadelphia last year for my stem cell trial appointments, I stopped into meet David Goldfield at the Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ASB). David is a talented Assistive Technology Instructor and he also hosts an online meeting for his local computer user group. If you’re […]

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VISIONS 2014 in the Mile High City

June 11, 2014

Becca and I will be exhibiting at the Foundation Fighting Blindness VISIONS 2014 conference in Denver next week. Hands down, this is our favorite conference and what a bonus to have the Rocky Mountains as a backdrop for this always eye-opening event. If you’re attending, please stop by booth number 13 and say hello; it’s […]

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Contrasting Information on “High Contrast” Podcast

June 4, 2014

In the latest “High Contrast” podcast, Byron Lee and I shared our experience using Solo-Dx’s Movie Reading App while watching “Philomena” at our respective local movie theaters. Since the theater here in Manchester has no audio descriptive equipment of its own, it was a new and wonderful experience for me to hear key details, action, […]

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ZoomText Mac Tips & Tricks – Additional Human Sounding Voices

May 28, 2014

In a recent ZoomText Mac update, we added three brand new speech features in the product. Hopefully you’ve had a chance to try them out!  If you had, you might be wondering how to change the voice used. The great news is that there are a number of human sounding voices built right into the […]

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