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Braille Utilization

We at ViewPlus are always looking for ways to help those who read Braille to better understand the world around them through our innovations. We are delighted to see that Braille use is clearly spreading as laws passed in Europe and the U.S. have increased the availability of Braille in public spaces. Braille is regularly […]

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25th Anniversary of the ADA

This July marks the 25th anniversary of the passing of the Americans with Disability Act in 1990. This law has been a monumental shift in how people with disabilities experience public life, affecting everything from architecture, public spaces, wayfinding, education and employment. The purpose of the ADA was to prohibit discrimination against individuals with disabilities […]

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Link between Reading Braille and Employment

We at ViewPlus have heard some lively debates over the years about the issue of whether new technologies such as Video Magnifiers and Voice-Activated Software will someday take the place of traditional Braille. The consensus was that Braille was becoming obsolete and that blind students and adults can get all the information that they need […]

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Tiger Software Suite (TSS) 5.0 Now Available

ViewPlus Technologies is pleased to announce the release of Tiger Software Suite (TSS) 5.0 with support for the EmBraille Embosser and Voiceye code generation. The Tiger Software Suite 5 makes it easy to get accurate braille translation in seconds. Insert text and graphics within familiar programs such as Word and Excel and translate with the […]

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National Federation of the Blind Mourns the Passing of Dr. Abraham Nemeth

Baltimore, Maryland (October 2, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind today mourns the death of Dr. Abraham Nemeth, the scientist who invented the Nemeth Braille Code for Mathematics and Scientific Notation and was a lifelong champion of Braille. Dr. Marc Maurer, president of the National Federation of the Blind, said: “Dr. Nemeth had a […]

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Deal Boosts Blind’s Access to Texts

Global copyright agreement will increase availability of scientific texts in accessible formats. An international treaty approved on 27 June is a major victory for people with visual impairments. The 186 member states of the World Intellectual Property Organization came to a historic agreement to remove copyright obstacles that have hampered the global availability of textbooks […]

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ViewPlus Founder John Gardner Receives SIGACCESS Award

Those of us at ViewPlus Technologies are pleased to announce that our founder and President, Dr. John Gardner, is the recipient of the ACM SIGACCESS Award for Outstanding Contributions to Computing and Accessibility. This award was established to recognize individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions to the development of computing technologies which improve […]

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In Memorium – Bill Lambert

Bill Lambert died on August 6 after suffering a variety of heart and lung diseases. He was a long-time advisor to ViewPlus and a friend to many of us. Bill,we miss you. William Michael “Bill” Lambert, 80, of Waynesboro, passed away on Tuesday August 7, 2012 in Churchville. Mr. Lambert was born on March 5, […]

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