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Zoomax Joining the Wearable Device Crowd with RevoSight

Zoomax USA is the latest low-vision company to jump into the wearable device game, and is teasing a new product on their Twitter feed to be released at CSUN.

AIRA's Site Access Program Now Includes Several Airports, Grocery Stores, More; Free Trial at #CSUNATC18

The next time you visit your local airport, grocery store, or university, you may be able to call an AIRA agent for free to receive help.

EA Gets in the Accessibility Game with New Resource Website

Video game maker EA has launched a new website to centralize accessibility resources for its games and provide a place for users to share feedback.

HumanWare BrailleNote Touch Update Includes One-handed Mode, Full QWERTY Keyboard Support

Just ahead of CSUN, HumanWare has released version 5.0 of the KeySoft software for the BrailleNote Touch.

Fill out your Accessible NCAA Tournament Bracket

Terrill Thompson has once again posted a completely accessible NCAA March Madness bracket which you can fill out and monitor.

Further Orbit Reader 20 Shipments Delayed until Summer

Shipments of the Orbit Reader 20 refreshable braille display have been delayed until summer according to the latest news update from The American Printing House for the Blind.

NVDA's First Release of 2018 Improves Firefox 58 Support, Adds More Braille Displays

NVDA's first release of 2018 is now available and Firefox and braille users will be among those who will love the new features.

JAWS February Update Simplifies OCR from PDF's, Fixes Numerous Bugs

Freedom scientific has recently released an update to their popular screen reading solution JAWS which adds new functionality and simplifies some interactions.

Be my eyes partners with Microsoft to offer free tech support for Blind and Visually Impaired individuals

Microsoft's Disability Help Desk has partnered with Be My Eyes, a smart phone application to connect blind and visually impaired individuals with technical support representatives from Microsoft in over 12 countries.

Orbet Reader 20 Drivers Now Available for JAWS Screen Reader

Users of the Orbit 20 braille display and the JAWS screen reader will no longer need to use an emulation mode to enjoy all 20 cells of their displays, thanks to the release of new drivers for the display.

Get Job Help and a Ride with the Aira employment program

It is no secret in the blind and visually impaired community that unemployment is one of our biggest group challenges. To help combat the high rate of unemployment in the blind and visually impaired community, Aira has recently introduced the Aira employment program.

Breaking: Baum USA Closing their Doors, Suspending U.S. Repairs of Braille Displays

Baum USA, distributor of Baum braille displays and other products, is closing its doors as of the end of business today.

Aira streaming superbowl descriptions, including comercials and halftime show

Aira user Greg Stilson will be attending the Superbowl Sunday Feb 4th, and will be using Aira to get descriptions of the big event. Generously, he and aira will be streaming the event to all, even if you're not currently an Aira subscriber.

NVDA users rejoice: Firefox 58 is now available and includes many accessibility improvements

On January 23, Mozilla released Firefox version 58. The previous Firefox version, 57, known as Firefox Quantum, was a major Firefox release which changed how webpages were rendered, but unfortunately also [rendered Firefox much slower and less accessible to screen reader users including users of NVDA

Google launches dedicated accessibility support

Ever wished you could get more help with the accessibility of your google products? Now you can. After being in beta for several months, Google now offers a dedicated accessibility support team for all your accessibility questions.

Breaking: APH Announces Orders For the Orbit Reader 20 Will Start February 2

APH has announced via it's mailing list for the Orbit Reader 20 that they will start taking orders tomorrow for the much anticipated braille display/notetaker.

Breaking: VFO Magnifies its Portfolio Again with Acquisition of Enhanced Vision

VFO, owners of Ai Squared, Freedom Scientific, Optelec, and The Paciello Group has now acquired Enhanced Vision, a company known for making video magnifiers.

Duxbury Systems releases DBT WIN version 12.2 SR1 with New Braille Embosser Support, More Goodies

Popular braille printing and translation software Duxbury has released an update to their windows application. Existing Duxbury 12.2 users can update for free today by opening the DBT Win application, going to the help menu and selecting check for updates.

Submissions for the 2018 Holman Prize now open

One of the biggest prizes for blind or visually impaired people is back for its second year and the application period is now open.

Sendero Group begins testing indoor wayfinding app, seeking local field testers in Chicago and Baltimore

Sendero group, recent recipient of a grant from National Institute of Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research, is prototyping an app to aid with the often hectic navigation in large in door spaces such as malls or airports. If you are a visually impaired resident of Chicago or Baltimore or can travel to one of these cities, Sendero Group is requesting your help to test and refine the effectiveness of this prototype on-site.

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