About GAM Industries

GAM Industries was set-up in 2013 as a company created and operated by Greg Madson to disseminate information on accessibility for people who are blind or have low vision.

GAM Logo

GAM Logo

Making up the logo of the company – the image that appears as seen above is a representation of the word gam in braille.

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Perth Web Accessibility Camp 2019

All had a great day and learned something useful to their work. The team has started adding photos and presentation slides to the website if you’d like to check them out.

The 2019 Perth Web Accessibility Camp was held on 12 February at VisAbility and a fantastic day was had by all. With over 100 people in attendance and a great diversity of presentations, it was a great opportunity to talk about digital access from a variety of perspectives. Here’s a selection of Dr Scott Hollier’s personal highlights from the Camp.

Highlights from Dr Scott Hollier

17th Deafblind International World Conference 2019 Conference Program Available

Earlybird closes end February.

Have you booked your ticket yet? The conference program for the 17th Deafblind International World Conference has now been released! If you want to secure your place at the conference and learn more about accessibility, communication and technology for those who are deafblind, make sure to register.

View program

The Deafblind International conference offers a rich and engaging program featuring worldwide perspectives on accessibility, communication and technology to empower the deafblind community.

The program also includes a family forum covering a range of topics including the experience of family life when one parent has deafblindness, to parents of young adults with deafblindness describing their children’s health behaviours over time.

The Global Report on Deafblindness will also be presented at the 2019 Conference.

Register now!

Earlybird closes 28 February 2019.

Deafblind International and Able Australia invite you to register for the 17th Deafblind International World Conference 2019.

The conference theme is:
Sharing the knowledge to ACT: Accessibility. Communication. Technology. “Now is your time to ACT”

In keeping with this theme, we aim to showcase research, experiences and best practices that are shaping the world for those who are deafblind. This conference is not only for academics and professionals working in the field of deafblindness, but also professional interpreters and communication guides, people who are deafblind, together with families of people with both acquired and congenital deafblindness.

For registration costs and inclusions, please go here: dbi 2019 registration

A Free, Libre, Open Source, dictation solution at last!

The DictationBridge team is delighted to announce the immediate release of DictationBridge version 1.0!

For years, the community has been asking for a free, libre, open source dictation solution it can use with the screen reader of its choice. Today, the wait is over: meet DictationBridge 1.0, the dictation solution for screen reader users created by and for the community.

Building on a modest goal shared by three people in three wildly divergent timezones communicating by email as far back as 2011 all the way through the success of a community fundraiser in 2016 and its resultant two-year development and testing process, and with encouragement from the community, the talented members of the DictationBridge team have been working hard to deliver a dictation solution that will meet the needs of many and open up opportunities for millions more blind people around the world.

DictationBridge is a fully featured add-on for the world’s two most commonly used screen readers. Serving as a gateway between you, the NVDA and/or Jaws screen readers and either Dragon Naturally Speaking or Windows Speech Recognition, DictationBridge will change how you work with computers using voice recognition.

For more information, please go to: DictationBridge website

Escorted Vision Impaired Tour to Vietnam

For over 10 years Travel Tree has designed and escorted a Vision Impaired tour to the most interesting places and through a perceived demand has decided to create a very inclusive experience to Vietnam.

Offering an overload to the senses with sounds of vibrant street life, smells of incense from local offerings, the touch of ethnic textiles or ‘touching the earth’ at a local market stop and tastes of the many culinary delights this 10 day itinerary will be sure to offer something to all.

All the tours have been escorted by George Booth who will once again travel with the group to ensure all needs are met and a good time had by all!

For more information please go to: Vietnam Tour 2018

first iphone x voiceover user review

The link below will take you to the AppleVis website to an interesting review of the iphone x from the viewpoint of a voiceover user.

VoiceOver is an assistive feature found on iPhones. It voices what is displayed on the phones screen, allowing access for people who are blind or have low vision.

iPhone X Review from a VoiceOver User