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Travelling as A Blind Uber Rider in Canada

by Jeffrey Stark

September 25th, 2016

For those who have been unsure about trying out Uber or how well it works.  I want to assure you that it is a fantastic service.  As a blind person, I don’t drive and therefore only have public transit, taxis and the good will of others as transport options.  It is great to have other […]

Toronto Tourism For Families With A Blind Member

by Jeffrey Stark

June 28th, 2016

In my family there are 2 blind members, 1 adult and 1 13year old girl. When the family was planning a trip to Toronto we really didn’t know where to start. A quick google for things that would be. Of interest for Blind Tourists yielded pretty much nothing and a visit to the Toronto Tourist […]

Session Notes: Android Accessibility Walk Through

by Jeffrey Stark

June 23rd, 2016

Android Accessibility Walk Through Presented By Jeffrey D. Stark Workshop presented At the CCB Halifax Conference on Low Cost Solutions For People Who Are Blind Or Have Low Vision   Vision & Android •Android supports features for Sight,  Sound, Physical & Cognitive Digital Inclusion for people with disabilities.  This session will cover vision related topics […]

Session Notes: Vision Enhancement Tools & Techniques:LowTech& High Tech solutions For Low Vision

by Jeffrey Stark

June 5th, 2016

Vision Enhancement Tools & Techniques: Low Tech & High Tech solutions Presented By Jeffrey D. Stark Workshop presented At the CCB Halifax Conference on Low Cost Solutions For People Who Are Blind Or Have Low Vision Section 1 – Built-In Accessibility WINDOWS: CONFIGURATION CHANGES, TWEAKS, CHANGES AND FEATURES   Windows Customisation Changing Resolution / Textsize […]

Notes From Session I Gave – Overview Of Android For Blind and Low Vision Usedrs

by Jeffrey Stark

May 7th, 2016

Jeff spoke about setting up an android device.  He talked about the tremendous amount of customisation available  and how you can customize your device and make many different changes.  For example, You can disable lock screen and you can change the home screen.  There are choices for Text to Speech.  The way you interact with […]

Solution To Problems Installing Provide Feedback withSoundad-donfor Microsoft Office

by Jeffrey Stark

April 3rd, 2016

Like many people, I want sound feedback when using the Microsoft office suite so that I know that it is doing things.  However, during installation and configuration of the office suite on several computers I have ran into a problem where even though the office suite is installed, the installer for the navigation sounds does […]

Accessible Prescriptions Available In Ontario At Shoppers

by Jeffrey Stark

January 30th, 2016

New Service to Access Information on Prescription Medication Labels Dispensed by Shoppers Drug Mart in Ontario   Reading or understanding the contents and instructions of labels on prescription medications is a source of problems and frustration for many people, particularly for persons who are blind and others who have difficulty reading print material. The small […]

List Of App Recommendations For Blind And Partially SightedAndroidUsers

by Jeffrey Stark

August 23rd, 2015

Often I get asked what apps I use or which ones I would recommend.    After just switching from my Samsung Galaxy S4 to the OnePlus +1 Android Phone, I was forced to ask myself what apps do I want to install on the new phone and which ones I could do without. I used a […]

Get A Better Desktop Experience By Tricking Websites Into AutomaticallyShowing You The Mobile View

by Jeffrey Stark

July 18th, 2015

While having access to an accessible desktop website is great, Often the standard views of websites are just too cluttered and full of a massive amount of information, links and buttons.  However, anyone who’s visited a website with their mobile phone may have noticed that websites auto detect that you are using a mobile phone […]

The Inverting Feature On iOS & Android Doesn’t Meet The Needs Of Low Vision Users

by Jeffrey Stark

June 27th, 2015

If you look at all the products out there for partially sighted people it becomes very obvious that they all have a mechanism for presenting you with bright text on a dark background.  You will also notice that some of the recent operating systems have attempted to bridge the gap of what a low vision […]

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