The Assistive Technology for All campaign

The Assistive Technology for All campaign has just been launched. An e-petition is the first of a series of actions they have planned for the months ahead.

it would be great if you could take the time to sign the e-petition and encourage your friends, family and supporters to do the same. You can access and complete the e-petition here: sign the e-petition

Welcome to the Be My Guide community!

Hello all

Welcome to the Be My Guide community!

My name is Paul, and I was part of the team at Senses Australia involved in developing Be My Guide. As our community grows, I wanted to acknowledge and thank each of you. I hope that Be My Guide has helped you in one way or another already, and I look forward to supporting you on your journey towards greater independence.

In my day-to-day work, I am an Orientation and Mobility Specialist. I am fortunate to assist blind, deafblind, and vision-impaired people to live a full and independent life. In particular, I teach skills in navigating the environment – knowing where you are (orientation), and getting where you need to go (mobility).

Be My Guide was created to encourage you to increase your confidence and independence in the community. Using video-calling technology, we link you with your most reliable supports – your friends and family, who describe your surroundings in real time, allowing you do what you need to do.

Go here to learn more about how Be My Guide could assist you: Be My Guide YouTube Clip

Senses Australia’s dedicated Sensory Services team supports people who are deaf, blind, or deafblind. Our team of specialists is available to help you or someone you know to develop important life skills and connect with others. Contact us to find out more about how we can support you to feel safe and confident in your community.

I truly hope that Be My Guide has made a difference to you and your family. Please don’t hesitate to reach out, I would be more than happy to assist you to achieve your full potential!

Paul Garwood
Senior Orientation Mobility Instructor
Therapy Services
M: 0413 543 815
E: paul.garwood@senses.org.au

Introducing Voice Control on Mac and iOS (with Audio Descriptions)

The link below will take you to a Youtube clip outlining the new Voice Control feature on iPhones, iPads and Macs.

New Voice Control feature

results of the 2019 web aim survey into the use of adaptive technology

The below link contains the results of the latest web aim survey into the use of adaptive technology .

Some notable findings, are that NVDA has moved ahead of JAWS and many screen reader users are moving to google chrome.

https://webaim.org/projects/screenreadersurvey8/

99% invisible podcast – reading for the Blind

This 360- The Universal Page from 99% Invisible podcast discusses the attempts to design different ways for people who are blind to read.

99% invisible reading for the Blind