As editor-in-chief of AccessWorld®, a free online magazine focusing on technology for people who are blind or visually impaired, I am pleased to spend some time with you on this blog to discuss the technology needs of your children who are blind or visually impaired.
From Monday, November 14 until Friday, November 18, we’ll be answering the comments and questions that you post here. Simply scroll down to the bottom of this thread and click on the “Log in to post a comment” link to sign in and post your question. (You do need to be a member of FamilyConnect to post a comment. If you aren’t, please take a moment to register. It is free, and will also give you access to a number of helpful features on the site.)
Feel free to ask any questions you have about mainstream or assistive technology—maybe you’re curious about what cell phone to buy, or which ebook platform is the most accessible. Or you might be wondering what toys or gadgets your kids would enjoy for the holidays.
Simply leave your questions or concerns in the comments below, anytime from November 14-18 (Monday-Friday) and our team will be on hand to respond to your inquiries.
I’ll be joined by a team of AccessWorld writers, including:
- Tara Annis
- Brad Hodges
- Janet Ingber
- Deborah Kendrick
- J.J. Meddaugh
- Ike Presley
- John Rempel
We hope you’ll come back November 14-18 for this exciting online event!
In the meantime, I encourage you to take a look at AccessWorld’s past issues focusing on “Back to School” topics—July 2011 and July 2010. The articles in these issues offer information about preparing students with vision loss for academic challenges from grade school to grad school.
Ed. note: Thank you for joining us for this special online event. Comments are now closed, but we hope you’ll continue the conversation on FamilyConnect’s Technology Forum. And sign up for AccessWorld Alerts to get an email message every time a new free issue of AccessWorld is posted online.