The Accessible Media Center Company
TechAdapt provides the best in publishing, accessible media and software development services, making print and electronic materials available and accessible to everyone, worldwide.
As of November 2021 TechAdapt, Inc. has ended its corporate operations. Braille transcription services are still available from Sharon von See on a direct contract basis.
If you need assistance with Braille transcription, please feel free to contact Sharon at email@example.com
Dedicated to Making the World a More Readable Place
Braille Works is one of the nation’s leading providers of reading materials for people who are blind, visually impaired, or reading impaired. Making The World A More Readable Place™ has been our mission from day one. We are creative and innovative because our customers expect it.
How Colleges Help Visually Impaired Students Succeed
Obtaining a college education is no easy task, but for students with visual disabilities, the path to completing a degree program is lined with unique challenges and barriers. Our guide explores how vision loss and blindness impact the educational experience, what colleges are doing for visually disabled students, and includes numerous resources, as well insight and tips from experts and a list of scholarships and grants.
Resources for Students with Disabilities
Resource Guide for College Students with Disabilities
This guide was created to bring awareness to rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities, help them learn how to take advantage of myriad services, and provide expert advice from a postsecondary education administrator who has spent years serving college students with disabilities.
Your choice for High-Quality Braille and Large Print Transcription
Braille Enterprises, Certified by the Library of Congress as a Braille Transcriptionist, provides accurate Braille and Large Print transcription of text-based documents. These include restaurant menus, business cards, greeting cards, insurance booklets, Playbills and much more! We offer fast-turnaround and customized service, based on your needs.
Duxbury DBT: Braille Translation Software
Duxbury Systems leads the world in software for Braille. The Duxbury Braille Translator (DBT) is used by virtually all of the world's leading Braille publishers. No one supports more languages than Duxbury Systems. DBT supports over 170 languages in either uncontracted or contracted (when such rules exist) Braille. Our software can produce contracted and uncontracted literary, mathematics, and technical Braille.
National Federation of the Blind
You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.
The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams.
National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled
National Library Service (NLS) is a free braille and talking book library service for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical, perceptual, or reading disability that prevents them from using regular print materials. Through a national network of cooperating libraries, NLS circulates books and magazines in braille or audio formats, that are instantly downloadable to a personal device or delivered by mail free of charge.
Expand your sights - Learn, Connect, Thrive
Hadley offers practical help, connection and support free of charge to anyone with a visual impairment, their families and professionals supporting them. More people learn Braille from Hadley than from any other organization worldwide.
Kansas Braille Transcription Institute
The Kansas Braille Transcription institute is a non-profit corporation dedicated to serving the visually impaired through the operation of an innovative Braille transcription center. Our Mission is to enhance the personal independence and opportunities of large print and Braille readers through an innovative and centralized Braille transcription service.
Empowering lives through non-visual access to technology
In 2006, NV Access started development on a free screen reader called NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access) for use with computer running on Windows. The NVDA screen reader can be downloaded free of charge by anyone. We do this because we believe everyone, especially the world’s poorest blind people, deserve access to computers and a way out of poverty.
Mobile Assistive Technologies for People With Low Vision and Blindness
This article focuses on mobile technology and the many tools that are available to the visually impaired so they can still access it. Mobile technology is integrated in nearly everything we do and accessibility to all is something that cannot be ignored. This guide highlights apps and built-in tools available like screen readers, voice-activated commands, color identifiers, and so much more that help people who may have one of the many types of visual impairments to make their daily lives a little easier.
Guide to Social Security Disability Benefits
What it is and how to apply
The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers disability benefits to people in need of financial assistance due to a life-altering injury or mental condition that prevents them from holding a full-time job and supporting themselves.
The two major programs, SSDI and SSI, provide a financial benefit on a monthly basis that covers basic living costs. In order to obtain benefits, you have to apply to the SSA for either program, provide the required information, and wait for the agency to make a decision. However, qualifying for SSDI or SSI can be difficult for various reasons, and help from a lawyer to get approved for benefits may be necessary.
A challenge for millions of people with a visual impairment is how
they can effectively use the internet for e-learning, shopping, remote
working, business, and other key aspects of their everyday living. My Vision
recently published a guide on internet accessibility for the blind and visually
impaired, that covers topics such as:
- What are web content accessibility guidelines?
- What vision conditions can cause people to struggle using the
- Tips for easier internet browsing
- Accessories that can help those with low vision
- Why it matters, and more.
Resources For Deaf And Hard Of Hearing College Students
Information about helpful organizations, assistive technology, accomodations to request, and more.
In recent years, thanks to advances in technology and social awareness, more disabled students are attending college than ever before. However, according to data from the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes, only 5% of deaf people are enrolled in higher education – much less than the 11% of hearing people. Nearly a fifth of those are also disabled veterans, more than half are first-generation college students, and a third also have additional learning disabilities.
So even though doors are opening, deaf students still face a lot of obstacles to higher education. To put it simply, most colleges are not designed with the needs of disabled students in mind, especially deaf and hard of hearing.
Here are a collection of resources and information to make secondary education more accessible.
Resume and Employment Guide for People With Disabilities
Best practices for resume writing, laws that protect you from discrimination, and several other topics that you should know about as a disabled worker.
According to the Social Security Administration, there are over 8 million disabled workers in the United States. These workers often face challenges such as stereotyping, discrimination, and a lack of accomodations. Thankfully, there are a variety of legal protections and employment resources available that help people with disabilities overcome these challenges and advance their careers.
Managing Learning Disabilities as a Teen and Young Adult
Tools for your specific learning disability, how to advocate for yourself, how to ask for accommodations, help understanding your learning disability, and how to manage your LD in school, at work, and with a co-occurring disorder. There are even specific resources for teachers, and videos for those who don’t like to or who have difficulty with reading.