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Free App Converts Image to Sound

This free app converts camera image to sound.
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Getting Started with the iPhone and iOS 7: An Introduction for Blind Users

This new edition of Getting Started with the iPhone and iOS 7 offers detailed instructions for beginners.
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Screen Readers Don't Always Read What's On The Screen

Find out how punctuation marks and typographic symbols are handled by different types of screen reading software.
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Apps to Help You Get Started with a New iOS Device

An overview of apps for iOS devices, with an emphasis on those designed for users who are blind or visually impaired.
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App for Free Audio Books through Audiobooks HQ

This app, which is accessible using VoiceOver, can be used to download free audiobooks.
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BARD Mobile App on YouTube

These videos from NLS provide an overview of the BARD mobile app.
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Creating a Bibliography using WORD

This video demonstrates how to create a bibliography in various formats using WORD and talking software.
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Demonstration of the New BARD Mobile App

Demonstration on how to use new BARD mobile app to access audio books and braille content
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BARD Mobile App

BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) mobile app now available
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Using VoiceOver with the Accessible Amazon iOS Kindle App

This article discusses using VoiceOver with the new Kindle app from Amazon
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Making Movies: Rock Center with Brian Williams

Film-making
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NVDA: NonVisual Desktop Access

Announcing free open source screen reader called NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA)
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Talking Graphing Calculator

Introduction to the new talking graphic calculator for students who are blind or visually impaired
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LookTel VoiceOver Tutorial

The LookTel VoiceOver Tutorial is a helpful introduction to anyone who is new to VoiceOver.
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10 Apps for Learners Who Struggle with Reading and/or Writing

10 free and low-cost apps that may be especially helpful for individuals who find reading and/or writing challenging. Some offer text-to-speech and others are appropriate for users with low vision.
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Pictello App for Creating Talking Photo Albums

Create talking photo albums and talking books on iOS devices with the Pictello app
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Digital Image and Graphic Resources for Accessible Materials

Overview of The DIAGRAM Center website, which has been created to improve the way image and graphic content for accessible instructional materials (AIM) is produced and accessed.

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