Visual impairment


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Freedom Scientific - (St. Petersburg, Florida – March 13, 2014) – Freedom Scientific announces today that JAWS screen reading software and MAGic screen magnification software were selected by MinTic as the products of choice to be included in a four-year government sponsored program, providing free access to this technology to all visually impaired people of Colombia. Our distributor, Soluciones Integrales Ver, will be playing a key role in managing this area of the initiative.


ISO 24503:2011 specifies requirements for the design of tactile dots and tactile bars for use on consumer products to improve accessibility for everyone, including older persons and persons with disabilities.
Source: ISO


The objective of this Technical Report is, in addition to ISO/IEC 10646-1:2000 which encodes 8-dot Braille patterns, to assign semantics to 8-dot Braille patterns via mapping to other coded character sets. Their coding with the 8-bit code is determined in order to set guidelines for the manufacturing of compatible input and output equipment using the Braille system. This enables visually-impaired persons to interprete the output of data processing equipment and facilitates communication with sighted people.


The objective of this Technical Report is, in addition to ISO/IEC 10646-1:2000 which encodes 8-dot Braille patterns, to assign semantics to 8-dot Braille patterns via mapping to other coded character sets. Their coding with the 8-bit code is determined in order to set guidelines for the manufacturing of compatible input and output equipment using the Braille system. This enables visually-impaired persons to interprete the output of data processing equipment and facilitates communication with sighted people.


Looky+ video magnifier image

The "Looky+" is a small electronic handheld video magnifier weighing only 200 grams.


Van Lent Systems logo

With more than 20 year experience, Van Lent Systems has become a very important supplier of (medical) equipment.

Van Lent Systems started out in 1986 as a one-man business. Since then it has grown into a international organization with establishments in the Netherlands, Germany and Ireland. On our website you can find extensive information on our product range.


Braille Sense U2 image

The "Braille Sense U2" is a portable device with a Perkins-style keyboard for entering information.


Voice Settings window image

NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA) is a free and open source screen reader for the Microsoft Windows operating system.


Braille Sense U2 MINI image

HIMS PRESS RELEASE:

HIMS Inc. this week announced the release of Braille Sense U2 MINI, the next generation of their very popular line of notetakers for the blind. Devices like this are similar to a tablet except that they use a Braille keyboard and, in this case, an 18-cell refreshable Braille display instead of a touch screen.


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