Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Insight Radio

Photo of Insight Radio Logo
This Internet radio station is from our neighbor across the ocean: The UK. On this site, you'll hear news, music, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, and talk shows that appeal to the Visually Impaired and the Blind.
  • Early Edition features Steven Scott, who makes newspapers accessible. 
  • Afternoon Edition features Allan Russell with the afternoon edition of the news
  • Sunday with Steven is news on Sunday
  • Morning Mix features Simon Pauley with a mix of music and features for visually impaired people
  • Daily Lunch with Jill Daley makes magazines accessible including Heat and Cosmopolitan
  • Talking Books is where you can find out about RNIB Talking Book service and listen to a classic piece of literature every day
  • Sunset Melodies with Gary Moritz presents an eclectic mix from the 30s to the 50s
  • Pure 80s features Roger Cole and the decade of decadence
  • Music Box is Sanda Gayer's classical music hits
  • The Buzz features Barry Snell with a mix of music and chat
  • Insight Entertainment features Jill Daley with a roundup of the week's biggest showbiz stories
  • Saturday with Allan features newspapers, sport and technology news
  • Tech Talk with Steven Scott is Insight Radio's inclusive technology show
  • You'll also hear the weather, but it will be in England and Scotland! 
The site features large text, high contrast and is built with accessibility in mind. It is compatible with Jaws, Narrator, Voiceover, Thunder, Zoomtext, and Supernova.

You can listen live (love the British accent) or listen to podcasts. Visit Insight Radio at http://www.insightradio.co.uk

Blind Mice Mega Mall from Allison Fallin

Blind Mice Mega Mall has been designed specifically for use by the Visually Impaired and the Blind.  The free membership includes access to the mall where you can buy books, software, games, cooking gadgets, housewares, sporting goods, automotive, games, gardening supplies, and gifts. In addition, the site provides free access to movies (audio only) with extra audio cues telling what is happening in each scene.

Link for Blind Mice Mega Mall: http://www.blindmicemegamall.com/

Friday, December 14, 2012

Facebook Accessibility

Facebook has recently added a page on it's site dedicated to accessibility.
News and updates from the Facebook Accessibility team will be posted to this page. Visit

for more information.

Monday, December 10, 2012

A good article to read

Apple  puts eye into iDevices

Apple has for years led the general computing industry in building software that allows disabled people to work and play on almost level computing and communications fields with the rest of the community.