The CBT Team would like to thank you for your feedback and emails. Although we are unable to reply to every email we read every email we receive. We have picked out a few of our favourites to reply to.
From Leo Bissonnette:
Interested in confirming if the VizLens is available in the App Store. I am in Canada and didn’t find it. Or, is the app still in a beta testing stage where the developers might be interested in getting testers.
From Bruce Huffman:
I cannot find vizlens in the “iOS” app store.
From Rebecca Skipper:
Although VizLens is impressive, I think it would be more useful as a orientation aid to appliances allowing the user to reduce the amount of labels needed. Labeling, in my view, should be used in case the app malfunctions or the user loses Internet connectivity. I am a Braille reader and find tactile feedback more efficient than apps or screen readers when identifying products.
From Elexis Repetto:
I am looking for recommendations for a new computer that can run ZoomText. Every computer I have ever used it with has not been able to handle the software. I want to buy a desktop or laptop or Mac and would love some input. Also, if there is a better screen reader than ZoomText that you would recommend I am open. I am a low vision user and rely both on magnification and screen reading. I am not looking for the cheapest solution but rather the best. Thank you for such an informative podcast, I listen to every one that has tech which may apply to my situation. Row 8 Column 2
From Beth Rose:
I saw the post about the 3D models which can be printed to help visually impaired students during sex education lessons. I work for BBC Ouch – the disability strand of the BBC – and thought it might be interesting to learn a little more about it.
At what stage are you at? Have any students road-tested this idea yet? Who came up with the idea and was there a particular reason why they did? Are there any images you can send me of the various models? I’m also presuming that this is just a US-based project at the moment?
If you could let me know the answers to the above questions or provide me with any extra information that would be really helpful,