Keeping Track of Money and Paying the BillsBy Brantley, Rhonda; Dialogue: A World of Ideas for Visually Impaired People of All Ages, Vol. XLVII, No. 1, pp. 18-22
Publication Date: January-February 2008
Article offers advice to blind and visually impaired people regarding payment and record keeping of household bills. For check payments, the author recommends a computer program, Talking Checkbook, which she uses with her JAWS screen reader and raised-line checks. Rather than using the return envelope provided by the billing company, she prints the company address on a blank envelope which she scans along with the check to create an electronic record. The article also discusses online banking and online bill payment, and recommends keeping account numbers in a safe place in an accessible format such as large print, Braille or cassette. To identify paper stubs and receipts, the author recommends clipping a file card with the details of the transaction in Braille to the paperwork. A resource list of the assistive devices discussed is appended.
Assistive Products Discussed: JAWS FOR WINDOWS
Published by: Blindskills, Inc. (Website:http://www.blindskills.com)