Low-Vision Software and StrategiesBy Hopkins, Janet; Diabetes Self-Management, Vol. 20, No. 2, pp. 55-62
Publication Date: March/April 2003
Article describing technology solutions designed to help people who are blind or have low vision access information on a computer. Recent versions of Windows can be easily customized for users with low vision. Accessibility features can be activated in the “start” menu. The Mac operating system also has a selection of accessibility features, including the CloseView screen enlarger. The CloseView screen enlarger can be downloaded free, and it can magnify all screen images up to 16 times their normal size. Linux features a computer desktop called GNOME 2.0, which supports features for users with low vision. Red Hat 8.0 is mentioned, and it features the Speakup screen reader that supports access to all systems functions.
Assistive Products Discussed: CLOSEVIEW
Published by: R.A. Rapaport Publishing, Incorporated (Website:http://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com)
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number J45058