Blind Models in the Philippines and Their White Cane

The recently concluded 2014 Philippine Fashion Week has given these two blind models, Arhjessa Tagulao Espiritu and Czarinah Michaela Mercado, both visually impaired, a chance to showcase their modeling skills. Using their white cane, they surprised the audience with their own versions of catwalk. Continue reading Blind Models in the Philippines and Their White Cane

JAWS Scripts for Skype, SkypeTalking and their features

People Using Skype
Skype in action

For those who use Skype especially the visually impaired internet users, this short tutorial maybe beneficial. I will teach you how to do few things on Skype using ascreen reader such as clicking a URL within a message, iniciating or accepting a file transfer and many more. I hope at the end of this tutorial, you will learn how to manipulate Skype more effectively even youโ€™re not using the mouse.Continue reading JAWS Scripts for Skype, SkypeTalking and their features

Yahoo Mail Accessibility for JAWS Users

Yahoo mail login page
Yahoo Mail Login Page

Ten years ago when I first created my Yahoo email account, I think I was in a computer training that time, the interface of Yahoo mail was so simple. It was just a basic web-based email; well organized for instance I just had to press Letter H for headings to go to different sections within a webpage. If I wanted to find a particular link I’d just press insert F7. Life was so easy back then. Continue reading Yahoo Mail Accessibility for JAWS Users

Republic Act 6759. AN ACT DECLARING AUGUST ONE OF EACH YEAR AS WHITE CANE SAFETY DAY IN THE PHILIPPINES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

White Cane in action

Republic of the Philippines
CONGRESS OF THE PHILIPPINES
Metro Manila
Third Regular Session Begun and held in Metro Manila, on Monday the twenty-fourth Day
of July, nineteen hundred and eighty-nine.

Be it enacted by the Senate and the House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:Continue reading Republic Act 6759. AN ACT DECLARING AUGUST ONE OF EACH YEAR AS WHITE CANE SAFETY DAY IN THE PHILIPPINES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Advantages and Disadvantages of Using a Screen Reader Instead of Braille

Braille Embosser
Hand while reading Braille
A hand while reading Braille

Assistive technology in this modern time really helps the blind to perform his or her task everyday. For example, when checking his or her email, writing a document or simply in using social networks, Continue reading Advantages and Disadvantages of Using a Screen Reader Instead of Braille

Accessible Audio Editor for Visually Impaired Musicians

GoldWave Interface
GoldWave Interface

I notice that visually impaired people are not only born musicians but they love to edit their work as well. They don’t just simply record and save their audio file, they also use audio editing software Continue reading Accessible Audio Editor for Visually Impaired Musicians