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Interesting and Helpful Links

This page is your "short cut" to a number of helpful, interesting, and entertaining Web sites providing material of interest to the visually impaired community generally, and the Pittsburgh area visually impaired community in particular in some cases. Simply select a link from the list below (i.e. "click" on it) to visit any Web site that might interest you.

(Please do not hesitate to e-mail Web site recommendations to our Web master for inclusion on this page!)

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PVS (Pittsburgh Vision Services)

Pittsburgh Vision Services, Our mission is to reduce the limitations that may result from loss of vision. - Blindness, Vision Impairment, Rehabilitation, Vocation, Community Support, Education, Community, Access, Eye, Health ...


ACB Radio

ACB Radio features blind broadcasters in eight countries, broadcasting to a world wide audience in over 70 countries. People listen to ACB Radio using free software on their computer. If you're a first time visitor ...

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For The People

You found us, For The People, where friendship and tolerance are key ingredients for fun and rewarding conversations. There aren't many rules and regulations around here beyond common sense and common courtesy. You will find a wealth of friendship, support, technical assistance, educational opportunities; a variety of intriguing stores and services; many links to interesting or useful web accessible sites ...

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Radio Information Service

RIS Mission Statement: To further the independence of people in Western Pennsylvania who are blind, visually impaired, or unable to read or hold print material, by providing current information from print media and other sources not readily available to them. (Click here to go directly to the Reading Service show archive.)


EASI - Equal Access to Software and Information

EASI is the Premiere Provider of Online Training on Accessible Information Technology for Persons with Disabilities reaching more than 4,000 people in over 3 dozen countries since 1993. Also note EASI's Information Technology and Disabilities online publication, a section of the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Web site.


Blind Bookworm

These pages are for everyone who believes technology has the potential to uncover books ... From here, you can go directly to my page of Accessible Audiobooks, Etexts and Ebooks or read notes I have compiled specifically about Accessible Ebook Formats ... (Also of interest: Accessible Ebooks, Etexts, and Textbooks, and Making Math Accessible.)


Bender Consulting Services: Disability Matters Talk Shows

Disability Matters with Joyce Bender. An archive of recorded Disability Matters radio shows. E-Mail Tutorial

Entitled "Using E-Mail with Windows," this tutorial covers much ground from basic e-mail concepts to error messages. Many client mail handling applications are discussed including Microsoft Outlook Express, Netscape Communicator, Eudora, and Web mail.


ScanSoft Corporate Website

ScanSoft, Inc. is the leading supplier of speech and imaging solutions that are used to automate a wide range of manual processes - increasing productivity, reducing costs and improving customer service. (Of particular interest are their OCR technologies and a PDF converter application.)


Blind World: The Blindness-related Magazine for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Welcome to Blind World, where the world keeps up-to-date with the latest news and goings-on in the blind and visually impaired communities. Here you will find a variety of interesting, informative and entertaining articles, pertaining specifically to the world of the blind and visually impaired. Our Editors constantly scan hundreds of sources from around the world ...



Our Vision: A community where individuals who are visually impaired have the freedom to pursue and experience the many benefits of competitive sports and life-long leisure activities ...


Western Pennsylvania Blind Outdoor Leisure Development Web Page

BOLD organizes affordable outdoor and other leisure activities to enrich the lives of our blind, visually impaired and sighted members (18 and over) ... BOLD strives to create an environment which includes persons, regardless of vision, in any outdoor or leisure activity.


Science Education and Visual Impairment

John A. Gardner, Director, Science Access Project, Oregon State University. Every science, Technology, engineering, and math (STEM) class taught in every university in the world requires that students learn the subject either through reading or listening/observing a teacher. With few exceptions, students in these classes are expected to learn how to work out problems, manipulate mathematical formulas, and find an answer or explanation to questions posed by the teacher. It is almost always assumed implicitly that students can see and understand text, math formulas, charts, graphs, and diagrams. This makes STEM education a daunting challenge for students having serious print disabilities (i.e. students who are blind, severely visually impaired, or severely dyslexic) ...


Weather Underground Braille Page

Find the Weather for any City, State or Zip code, or Country ...


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