International Recognition for Audio Described Aotearoa

International Recognition for Audio Described Aotearoa

Auckland company Audio Described Aotearoa has received international recognition for its efforts in providing audio description for blind and low vision arts patrons, particularly during New Zealand’s COVID-19 lockdown. Read the full article…
The Development and Availability of Accessible Books

The Development and Availability of Accessible Books

The right to read, which is part of the right to education and the right to language and culture are important human rights. This is an interesting exploration of the accessibility on offer for disabled audiences within the publishing industry in the UK. Read the full...
Born Accessible: New Zealander’s With a Print Disability and Publishers Both Win

Born Accessible: New Zealander’s With a Print Disability and Publishers Both Win

Geraldine Lewis, Library Manager at Blind Low Vision NZ, says if publishers made their content ‘born accessible’ it would not only be a win for access, but it would open up a whole new market. Read the full article…
Smart Speakers

Smart Speakers

Thomas Bryan, National Technology Advisor at Blind Low Vision NZ, has penned a piece on what a Smart Speaker has meant for him in a world where websites and apps are often inaccessible. Read the article…
OrCam Read

OrCam Read

The Handheld OCR Solution for any Reading Difficulty OrCam Technologies, a leader in personal, AI-driven innovations, has launched its newest assistive technology optical character recognition/text to speech (OCR/TTS) device, the handheld OrCam Read. OrCam Read brings...
How Online Retailers Can Enhance Digital Accessibility for Shoppers with Disabilities

How Online Retailers Can Enhance Digital Accessibility for Shoppers with Disabilities

This is an interesting article, based out of the UK which looks at how online retailers can enhance digital accessibility for shoppers with disabilities and gives 10 common things that customers with disabilities wish online retailers knew.  In NZ approximately 1 in 4...