Archive: July 2017

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JAWS vs. NVDA: Hearing Another Voice

July 15, 2017 | 2 Comments

by David Flament

I often talk to our clients about the need to learn a second screen reader and have even blogged on the subject.  I use both JAWS and NVDA on a regular basis.  I want to share my experience with a recent JAWS update and how NVDA came to the rescue. The Crash Back in April, […] Read More »

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Jose works with Jocelyn in the Open Computer Lab

3000 Hours Later: Why Jose Volunteers

May 15, 2017 | Leave a Comment

by Cheryl Megurdichian

Jocelyn lost her job.  The funding ended and so did her employment. She knows there is a need for people with customer service experience. “I love working with people.  I want to get a job helping people.” Unfortunately, she discovered all the positions she is interested in also require computer skills.  Jocelyn spent the last few years […] Read More »

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Where to Get Answers to Your Technology Questions

August 1, 2016 | 1 Comment

by David Flament, Manager of Adaptive Technology

  I often get asked, “How do you know the answers to our questions?”  I am not a genius and don’t have an eidetic memory.  I just know where some of the resources are to help me find answers to technology questions. In Second Sense’s recent workshop, The Net and Other Resources, I shared some […] Read More »

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Ten Tips to Optimize LinkedIn Profiles for Job Seekers

October 21, 2015 | Leave a Comment

by Cheryl Megurdichian

LinkedIn has more than 347 million users and has become a go-to source for recruiters, employers and professionals seeking to build a strong network. Here are 10 tips that can help any beginner set up a polished profile. 1. Take Time to Plan Your Profile Pick your target audience.  Decide what type of job in […] Read More »

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Marv with his Victor Reader Stream

Two Tips to Avoid Trouble with the New Generation Victor Reader Stream

August 1, 2015 | 2 Comments

by Marvin Commerford, Second Sense Technology Tutor

The Second Generation Victor Reader Stream‘s Wi-Fi feature has added many great features to a great device.  However, it has also opened up the possibility for problems that didn’t exist on the original Stream.  Here are two tips to decrease the possibility of some problems. The Stream puts all downloaded content like books, podcasts, NFB Newsline, […] Read More »

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A Day in the Life

May 26, 2015 | Leave a Comment

by David Flament

Take a walk with David through his day – is it much different than yours? A Typical Day Motoring to the Office It feels like a bright sunny morning as I step out into the darkness.  I head down the alley and come out at the bus stop.  When the next bus stops, its doors open […] Read More »

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David using VoiceOver gestures on his iPhone

Be More Productive with New Workflow App

April 6, 2015 | Leave a Comment

by David Flament

I recently found an app that reminds me of my days way back when I was a computer programmer. I had learned to program like everyone else back in the late eighties and early nineties by writing lines and lines of code to make the computer do what we wanted it to do. Then, in […] Read More »

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Is it Accessibility or Usability?

December 15, 2014 | Leave a Comment

by David Flament, MA, Manager of Adaptive Technology Services at Second Sense

I ran into something recently on our technology email list, Techexchange, which made me think, “Hmmm.”  It was a forwarded article about Peapod settling a lawsuit about their website not being accessible.  I found this funny as I had just received my order from Peapod a couple of days earlier and had just taught shopping […] Read More »

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Top Ten Highlights from Apple’s Big Announcement

September 11, 2014 | Leave a Comment

by David Flament, Manager of Adaptive Technology at Second Sense

It is that time of year again, time for Apple’s annual extravaganza announcing their new products.  This year was rumored to be the biggest event since their iMac release in the late 1990s.  Yesterday’s announcement was pretty big and very exciting to follow.  Since everyone on the Web is giving their highlights, I thought I […] Read More »

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Do I Really Need an iPhone?

June 16, 2014 | 1 Comment

by Marv Commerford

How I Lost the Battle! Since I’ve been involved with Second Sense for a long time, I knew about the iPhone’s accessibility from the time it was introduced with the 3GS.  Both staff and students were surprised that I didn’t jump on board with the iPhone early on because I do like new technology.  I […] Read More »

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