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Assistive Technology: Vision Accessibility

Free and Low-Cost Assistive Technology for Teachers and Students. A guide to accompany our FETC 2019 Poster Session

Vision Accessibility Needs

Vision accessibility technology includes

  • Audio Description
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Magnification
  • Text to Braille
  • Text to Speech Readers

Vision Accessibility Technology by Need - also see Accessibility by App

Audio Description (AD) is the descriptive narration of key visual elements of live theatre, television, movies, and other media to enhance their enjoyment by consumers who are blind or have low vision.  AD is the insertion of audio explanations and descriptions of the settings, characters, and action taking place in such media, when such information about these visual elements is not offered in the regular audio presentation.
(description from The Audio Description Project website, retrieved 1/7/19, http://acb.org/adp/