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From the CEO, week 4 on accessibility: The good news keeps on rolling

Hey Tiger Nation, It might not compete with the US presidential primary politics, but it was a huge week for accessibility in the blind community. Amazon and National Federation of the Blind announced they will join forces to improve accessible reading experiences for blind and low-vision students, https://www.facebook.com/ViewPlus/posts/1094262830633546.   Learn from my Mistakes I’m only […]

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From the CEO, week 2 on accessibility: Stevie Wonder’s call to action

Hi Tiger Nation, Awareness is amazingly powerful. Don’t you think? I wrote my first blog post as CEO of ViewPlus and a few days later Stevie Wonder is calling for making more things accessible in front of millions at the Grammy’s (https://www.facebook.com/ViewPlus/posts/1084390358287460). Do you think he knows anything about tactile graphics or would value having […]

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NBA Fall Conference – Taming the Tiger

ViewPlus was invited to teach a workshop at the National Braille Association’s Fall Conference last week in Louisville. KY. The title of the workshop was ‘Taming the Tiger” and it was a fun class with a lot of interaction. The “Tiger” Max embosser and I flew from Oregon to Kentucky via Denver on Friday and we […]

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National Braille Week….

Did you know that this week is national Braille week? It is if you happen to live in the Scotland. This year, Royal Blind is going all out with a multi-sensory exhibition and performances at the Scottish Parliament. National Braille Week (October 5-11) celebrates the continued use of Braille as a tactile system of reading […]

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Prison inmates transcribe books, music for the blind

Algebra and Calculus are not the easiest subjects to understand, but subjects like these can be even more difficult for blind students. Learning to transcribe Nemeth Braille can be just as difficult as the math subjects transcribed in Braille. Men and women around the country learn how to transcribe Braille and produce textbooks in what may seem […]

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The Power of Smiles

We are excited to tell our readers about this new application that enables a blind person to know when someone is smiling at them. It works by using new facial recognition software that detects the profile of a smile and vibrates every time it detects a smile. Smartphones may be worn around the neck with […]

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