Items tagged with: braille
#Braille #accessibility #BRF
Content warning: Braille display geeky question
Providing all the capabilities of a state-of-the-art laptop computer and adding complete modularity and flexibility in hardware and software, the Optima Braille Laptop pioneers an entirely new class of products.Orbit Research
Content warning: another rant, Braille appropriation
Now, in the future, this may be useful when we *get* displays that are cheap enough and that we can use to display screenfulls of beautiful, tactile art and pictures and videos and so on. But for now, it's just a reminder of what sighted people can, casually, do. And what we, without paying a good $15000, cannot.
#accessibility #Braille #blindness
Apple Vision Accessibility: the AppleVis Report Card | AppleVis
We are thrilled to unveil our inaugural Apple Vision Accessibility Report Card, which provides valuable insights into the experiences and opinions of visually impaired community members who rely on VoiceOver, Braille support, or the low vision featur…applevis.com
#Blindness or #VisualImpairment is not a #disability. Rather, it is a #disperception. Imagine yourself blindfolded, put on an airplane and dropped off in a foreign land where no one speaks your #language and all the signs are in an #alphabet you have never seen. . You of course would not be able to #experience the world around you in any meaningful way without an #interpreter or a #translator. You have no disability, only a disperception, as you cannot perceive the language or the printed alphabet they are using in a meaningful way. By the same definition and the same experiences, #accessibility as it relates to blindness or vision impairment is not an #accommodation for a disability; it is instead a #translation into the #perception we can experience.
What is a #screenReader? It is simply an interpreter that takes what it finds on a device screen that we cannot see and translates it to speech, a sound that we can hear, or braille, an alphabet pattern that we can feel.
What is #Braille? Why it's nothing more than a translated alphabet that we feel rather than seeing.
What is accessibility? It's nothing more than being sure that your app, website, device, building, whatever, can reliably interpret or translate its visual cues that we cannot perceive into auditory, tactile and haptic cues that we can perceive, usually using a translation matrix that we already have available, although providing such a translation matrix can help in some cases as well.
Another aspect is navigation, where we use various methods of translation to take what would normally be visual cues from vehicles, buildings, etc and translate them to sensations that we can perceive. Still, this is simply translation, it in no way affects our ability to navigate in an environment; it is simply a translation matrix similar to a screen reader, even if it's low-tech like the staff we carry. Yes, I call it my staff, because a new friend and coworker called it that and I love it. I've got everyone at work calling it that now. Although I don't mind cane or stick or whatever, staff is my favorite word for this handy translation tool that has saved my life on more than one occasion, although it still doesn't protect my head, which I actually find more important than protecting me from the waste down. GPS is another handy translation tool, as it generally uses voice cues, and can be helped along with the aid of the screen reader, to tell us where we are, and in many cases, what is around us. The point is that these things are all translation tools, nothing more, nothing less. They translate visual cues into audible and/or tactile cues that we are able to perceive meaningfully, with or without instruction from others.
Once again, for the people in the back, I do not have a disability, which is defined as an inability to perform actions. I have a disperception, meaning that I have different experiences based on the fact that I cannot perceive visual cues, and need a translator that will take those visual cues and translate them into the #auditory and #tactile perceptions I do have.
#accessibility #foss #linux #braille #blind
TransLink launching accessibility pilot project using NaviLens - COOL BLIND TECH
New Westminster and Vancouver are part of a TransLink pilot project to help customers with sight loss.Nelson Régo (COOL BLIND TECH)
Content warning: Not safe for Apple users
Meanwhile, sources at Google say they’re working on this new feature, which allows Deaf-Blind and other Braille users to easily disconnect from the obvious health issues that come from reading too many notifications. However, the Google team aren’t sure that they can even create such a marvelous feature. Sarcasm of course.
So yeah report them bugs folks, and hopefully the Apple algo will bubble those important bugs to where the right teams can see them, instead of countless "this button is one pixel off center!" type reports.
#accessibility #a11y #iOS #braille #android
https://www.worldblindherald.com/2023/01/03/actors-inside-2023-edition/ #braille #literacy##
Actors Inside – 2023 Edition
Preface On a Friday in 2006, I lectured at an undergraduate class in Occupational Therapy at University of Florida. One of the questions I received from a student and, coincidentally later in the …World Blind Herald
#Braille #PartiallySighted #LowVision #DeafBlind #blind #blindness #writing #OpenForSubmissions
World Blind Herald Official Launch
Join us on Louis Braille\'s birthday for the launch of World Blind Herald, and celebrate a world of perspective from the global blind community.\nWorld Blind Herald
UEB Online | UEB Literacy & Mathematics Braille Training
NEW: UEB Mathematics Extension now available Welcome to UEB Online! Welcome to the UEB Online website, administered by the NextSense Institute.UEBOnline
#Braille readers are encouraged to “follow the shape” as they uncover verses of Lorenzo’s 1947 novel “La terra e l’uomo” (“The Land and the Man”).
Why has this braille railing in Naples gone viral?
Images of the engraved railing have prompted further calls for historical destinations to improve the experiences of visitors with disabilities.euronews
What's new in Android accessibility
To watch this keynote interpreted in American Sign Language (ASL), please click here → https://goo.gle/3FuijqiLearn about the new accessibility features and ...YouTube