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Getting a Good Vibe From The Vibio Bluetooth Bed Shaker From Bellman & Symfon

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A Review of the Active Braille 40 2021

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40 Cells to Empowerment: A Comparison of Five Braille Displays to Fortify Your Success in 2023

January 18, 2023

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What’s New In Accessibility In iOS 16 For Blind And DeafBlind Users

September 12, 2022

Taking The Power Of Accessibility Into Your Own Hands: a Review of the Energrid VS820PD power bank

August 31, 2022

When The Old Meets The New: A Review Of The iPhone SE 3

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40 Cells To Empowerment: A Comparison Of Five Braille Displays To Fortify Your Success

October 29, 2021

To help decide which is best for your specific needs, this article will provide the following information for each device: Price, internal functions, battery life, types of memory, supported file types, type of keyboard, turnaround time on support requests and my own evaluation.

A Review of the Orbit Reader 40

October 20, 2021

The Orbit Reader 40 is a 40-cell display which also has a Calculator, Clock, Calendar, Alarm, Word Processor, File Manager and Book Reader. It further has the ability to give both auditory and vibratory feedback. One of the compromises with the Orbit Reader 40 is that it does not contain any internal memory. Files must be stored on an SD card or USB thumb drive and then opened for viewing or editing.

What’s New In Accessibility In iOS 15 For Blind And DeafBlind Users

October 5, 2021

Major changes in iOS 15 include a new Focus Mode, several enhancements with FaceTime, the ability to use Siri for certain tasks while offline and much more. Many blogs will be highlighting these enhancements to iOS, so I will not discuss them in great detail here. This article covers accessibility features impacting individuals who are blind or DeafBlind.

A Review of the Brailliant BI 20X

June 3, 2021

The Brailliant BI 20X is a 20-cell braille display featuring a standard Perkins-style keyboard, 16 gigabytes of internal memory and the ability to connect to external media through the USB-A port and SD card reader. It measures 7.2 inches long by 3.3 inches wide by 0.8 inches thick and weighs 0.88 pounds.

A Review of the Brailliant BI 40X

April 23, 2021

The Brailliant BI 40X is a 40-cell braille display which has a standard Perkins-style Keyboard, 32 gigabytes of internal memory, and the ability to connect to external media through the USB-A port. It measures 12.01 inches long by 3.54 inches wide by 0.86 inches deep and weighs 1.59 pounds. Unlike the previous two generations of Brailliants, it is constructed of EXTREMELY DURABLE plastic instead of aluminum.

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