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Thus, we now view technology not just as empowering but as self-actualizing as well. Because it’s positioned as key to our authentic selves, we are newly intimate with it. This sounds utopian. It seems as if technology is finally reaching its potential: It is no longer the threat to human freedom, but its driving force.

The Association of Blind Citizens operates the Assistive Technology Fund

Applicants must be legally blind and a resident of the United States to qualify for this program. Applications must be submitted by June 30th and December 31st for each grant period (two per year). Applicants will be notified if their request for a grant is approved. Applicants may submit one request per calendar year. All applications must be submitted via e-mail. You will be notified by ABC within 45 days after the application deadline. The grantee will have 30 days after notification to purchase the product. If the purchase cannot be made within 30 days ABC reserves the right to withdraw the award and assign it to another applicant. All decisions are final.


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We offer grants to registered blind or partially sighted people for useful technology that can help them live independently

At RNIB, we believe in the power of technology to assist people with sight loss; to be independent, access information, grasp opportunities and to be creative. We recognise the changing landscape as the world we live in becomes increasingly digitalised, and are excited by the potential this holds.


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The 1990s was the age of mass computing and the rise of the internet. In response, new technological metaphors were created, with the 1980s’ imagery of hard, masculine technology replaced by the fluidity and dynamism of the network. In "Terminator 2," Schwarzenegger’s industrial killing machine is obsolete, and no longer a threat to humans. Instead, the threat comes from the T-1000, whose speed and liquid metal form evoke a new world governed by the data stream.

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Can sign language work for blind babies? Signs are made to be very visual, can blind babies really pick them up? We're here to tell you first hand, YES! We'll tell you why you should teach your baby signs and give you some tips to make the lessons fun and easy.

Technology For Life - RNIB - Supporting people with …

For security and privacy reasons, it is best to use the Blind Carbon Copy (BCC) feature when sending an email message to a large number of people. When you place email addresses in the BCC: field of a message, those addresses are invisible to the recipients of the email. Conversely, any email addresses that you place in the TO: field or the CC: field are visible to everyone who receives the message. Keep in mind that many people do not want their email address to be distributed to people they do not know. For this reason, you should use the BCC: field when sending a message to a large group. Each recipient will receive his or her own copy of the message, but the email addresses of the other recipients will be shielded from view.

Technology For Life - RNIB - Supporting people with sight loss

In this video Elizabeth Torrey, Speech and Language Pathologist in the Early Learning Center at Perkins School for the Blind, talks about the use of tangible symbols in helping children with multiple disabilities, including blindness and deafblindness, to develop and achieve communication skills.