I’m Skylar Covich, the new Access Technology Specialist at Braille Institute Santa Barbara. I have been totally blind since birth.
Technology Month: Meet Braille Institute Student Leo and His “Smart Home” Technology for Visually Impaired
Leo started taking technology classes and receiving one-on-one technology instruction at Braille Institute’s Coachella Valley Center. Because there are instructors at Braille Institute who are blind or visually impaired themselves, they understand how to teach someone without vision to use a computer and use other assistive technology devices and apps.
Those who are blind and visually impaired have taken to YouTube and created their own channels and videos which have been viewed by millions. The open access aspect of YouTube has broken down barriers and walls that have allowed those who are visually impaired to create their own content and find their own audiences.
Braille Institute Students Create their own YouTube Channels and Blogs including Focus on Technology for Vision Impaired
At Braille Institute, we’re lucky to have some brilliant and tech savvy content creators who are visually impaired and who share their expertise and experiences online. Many of them focus on technology but some also focus on cooking and sharing what it is like to live with vision impairment.
Assistive Technology for Visually Impaired: The Best Devices for Listening to Audio Books on the BARD Mobile App
There’s never been a better time to get lost in the magic of reading and Braille Institute’s Library Service offers great news for those who are blind or visually impaired with access to free books and magazines digitally with the BARD app.
Vision loss doesn’t keep Braille Institute students: Cesar & Grace from succeeding in higher education with use of new technology
Our technology services can help anyone who is visually impaired further their education, whether they already have a college degree, are working on one, or want to pursue one in the future.
Nimfa’s story is perfect for Technology Month, which we celebrate each January at Braille Institute, and she is just one of the thousands of people who are blind and visually impaired, who we have helped maximize their independence through technology for visually impaired education over the past more than 100 years.
Learn how using technology to enhance life is especially empowering among those who are blind or visually impaired.
As mainstream technology becomes more assistive, getting connected is the next step for anyone with low vision to experience a whole new world of independence.
Smart home devices have been described as being life-changing for the blind and visually impaired. The features of these devices