Blind And Low Vision Resources
Here you will find stuff that I like and stuff that I think you might find useful pertaining to either technology, blindness, or life hackz.
Apple Voice Over
A simple list of Mac OS Voice Over Commands and gestures>
Here is a simple easy to use Apple Voice Over iPhone or iPad gesture list.
Mental Health, Rehabilitation Services
Lighthouse For The Blind counseling and psychological programs
When someone loses their sight partially or fully, there is a transition period that must be dealt with and doing it on your own may be very difficult and mentally draining. There are services and programs for you to utilize that can help you overcome the concerns you may have about sight loss. Check out The Lighthouse For The Blind’s website for such programs here.
Here is a list by states and US Territories of Government funded agencies here to help you achieve your successful employment and independent living skill goals.
Blindness And Low Vision Products
Kustom Canes for the blind. Tired of the same old cane? Want to spice up your cane with your expression? Now you can have ANY image you want decorating your cane. Check out Kustom Canes today.
Also, check out my interview with the founder of Kustom Canes here.
LS&S Products For The Blind.
MaxiAids Products for the low vision and blind.
Mh1>College/University Self Advocacy
Here is a wonderful video series talking about attending community college and University and what you should expect as a blind or low vision student with ways that you can have a successful experience and still enjoy your college years.
Self Advocacy As A University Student: The Importance Of Advocating For Yourself While In School
Our Experience As Blind Students PT 2 – Collab With Tamara From Unsightly Opinions
College Financial Assistance Programs
Best Trade Schools – At Best-Trade-Schools.net, we provide prospective students a hub for locating nearby schools and colleges, while researching specific details about the trades they’re considering. Rather than doing an extensive internet search, individuals can locate specific trades, industry details and the locations nearest them all in one convenient platform.
Readers can find all of the following information and more in one place, rather than doing extensive internet research:
Detailed breakdown of over 80 programs – career outlook, job duties, skills needed, etc.
Custom school searching by zip code of over 650 locations nationwide.
Overview of specific trade schools – student services, financial aid options, programs offered, etc.
Are you into athletics? Here are some great links to check out to get involved and stay healthy.
Audio Movie Vault. One of the largest audio only archive of described movies and TV shows. Sign up is required at no cost.
Blind Gamer Geek Out is my area for everything having to do with blind gaming. I am totally blind so content will revolve around totally blind gamers but I do feature low vision gamers as well. Audio based games for Apple, Windows, and iOS can all be found here.
For all you blind geeks out there, check out Blind Geek Zone.
and Cool Blind Tech where you will find Podcasts, interviews, and tech revolving around blindness.
Looking for an alternative to purchase a computer or laptop at a very low cost effective price? Computers For The Blind is a program specifically for blind individuals looking for a computer with a screen reader already installed and ready to go. Check them out here.
Accessible Streaming And Editing
This is a list of software and web platforms that I know are accessible either from personal use or vetted contributors of accessible software. This list specifically focuses on video and audio editing as well as live streaming.
If you would like to submit suggestions to be added, send me a HoloNet Message. I am always building this list so check back often for updates.
Stream Yard Windows/OS X
Streamyard is the most accessible web based live streaming application to my knowledge and I’ve tried them all. I am in constant contact with their accessibility team and they are continuously improving their website to stay up to date on accessibility.
With Streamyard you can broadcast live to Facebook, Parascope, YouTube, Linkedin, plus custom RMTP servers. Up to 5 guests during live streams and 2 in the backstage. Tickers, banners, brand overlays and backgrounds, all help make your stream stand out. I highly recommend Streamyard for all Voice Over users.
E Cam Live for Mac is an amazingly powerful application for Mac OS X. If you are familiar with OBS or Streamlabs OBS, then this app will fit your needs plus it is mostly accessible. With the exception of being able to edit overlays after creating them, E Cam Live is fairly Voice Over accessible. As of April 2020, E Cam Live is what I currently use to broadcast my live streams.
Final Cut Pro X OS X
FCPX in my opinion is the most accessible and in depth video editing software. If you can imagine it, then most likely you can achieve it with Final Cut Pro X plus their Creative Media Department is very knowledgable in Voice Over. I have had nothing but great experiences with their team when learning FCPX.
iMovie OS X/iOS
Fission is a great OS X audio editor. This small program allows you to quickly edit audio with many editing features. Fully accessible to Voice Over users.
Audacity Windows/OS X
Reaper Windows/OS X
Audio Cart Machine
Rogue Ameba Farrago OS X
Station Playlist Windows
Virtual Audio Cables
Access Technology Training And Instructor Certification Program
Interested in becoming an adaptive technology certified trainer? Check out Access Technology Institute where I am also a certified graduate of ATI.
Some Of My Favorite Content Creators
Other Wicked Rad Stuff
Want a Star Warz Hyperspace screen saver or the Matrix falling code screen saver? You can download those and other wicked rad things here.Oh and BTW, all programz are Mac OS X unless otherwise mentioned.
Here is a link for a OS X Hyperspace screen saver that in my mind I really enjoy with fully customizable settings like number of stars, starting depth, field of view, star size and more. Download here.
Here is an awesome Matrix falling code screen saver which you can download here.
Tutorials Of A Blind Man
You can also find tutorials such as Final Cut Pro X, Station Playlist, and more. These are geared towards blindies but all human nodes can use them.
Interested in your online security? Check out The TorProject.