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Access Technology for Blind and Low Vision Accessibility

Access Technology for Blind and Low Vision Accessibility emphasizes opportunities for independence, leadership, and timely access to information for people who are blind or visually impaired. This follow up to the 2008 edition gives an overview of currently available technologies and tools, and presents a new process for technology evaluation that ensures every student is supported to build the toolbox they need to break down barriers to access.

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Publishers: APH Press

Authors: Ike Presley, Yue-Ting Siu

ISBN: 978-1-95072-303-4

Format: Print, EPUB

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Access Technology for Blind and Low Vision Accessibility is the second edition of the book, previously named Assistive Technology for Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired: A Guide to Assessment. “This book represents a shift in how blind and low vision individuals can be empowered to engage, produce, and design their own access to information,” explains one of the book’s authors, Yue-Ting Siu. “The emphasis is not on how sighted assistance can provide support with assistive technology – rather, the emphasis is on how technology can be leveraged for interdependence so that every individual can better dictate how, or if, assistance is needed.

Rather than using pre-determined checklists to evaluate technology skills, authors Yue-Ting Siu and Ike Presley present an inquiry-based approach for identifying needs related to individual instruction, advocacy for accessible formats, and how to achieve equity in information-rich environments.

The central theme of the textbook is equity. This edition raises important questions of how to empower student who are blind or visually impaired when it comes to finding the right tools for their needs. Service providers must facilitate students’ mediation of accessibility challenges and foster the development of skills for technology proficiency and independence in physical and digital worlds.

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  • Access Technology for Blind and Low Vision Accessibility





    Chapter 1: Overview of Technology for Blind and Low Vision People

    Chapter 2: Technologies for Accessing Print Media

    Chapter 3: Technologies for Accessing Digital Text

    Chapter 4: Technologies for Authoring

    Chapter 5: Technologies for Producing Materials in Alternate Formats

    Chapter 6: Strategies for Accessing Multimedia and Data


    Chapter 7: Considerations When Conducting a Technology Evaluation

    Chapter 8: Evaluate the User Experience

    Chapter 9: Optimize the User Experience

    Chapter 10: Scaling Up Digital Literacy Skills


    Appendix A: It’s the Law: Frequently Asked Questions About Assistive Technology Policies

    Appendix B: Access Technology Evaluation Checklist for Blind and Low Vision Needs

    Appendix C: Forms and Lists



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    Authors/Editors: Ike Presley, Yue-Ting Siu

    Media: Book

    Format: Print, EPUB

    Language: English

    Publishers: APH Press

    Publication Date: 2019

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