Helpful resources for persons who are blind

Helpful Apple iOS Resources

Resources for persons who are blind and using Apple iOS devices.

Apple Accessibility Support Help Line


iOS and Technology News

The Apple iOS has a native “News”,” an app where you can read current articles on topics from various newspapers, magazines, or news agencies. You can search for topics like “iOS” and then “love” the article or topic. News will compile these articles into a channel where you read them with VoiceOver. You can also Google for iOS updates.


AppleVis Accessible iOS apps, news & guides for blind and vision-impaired VoiceOver users <>

Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired “iFocus” Instructional Videos <

Hadley Institute Instructional Videos:


Hadley Institute:

The Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired has developed iFocus, a series of instructional videos that teaches you how to use your iDevice.

Announcing a new Hadley discussion group, Tech it Out. These regularly scheduled discussions will offer a chance to learn a few tips from a technology expert, ask your questions, and share your experiences.

National Braille Press:


Talking Books

There is a “BARD” app to download NLS talking Books on to your Apple iOS device





Accessible products and useful items—


American Council of the Blind:

The American Council of the Blind strives to increase the independence, security, equality of opportunity, and quality of life for all blind and visually impaired people.

Blind Mice Mart:

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Offers some 70,000 products, from toys to tools to kitchen gadgets, many of which talk or feature Braille labels.

Future Aids:  The Braille Super Store

HALO Tactile Icons

Horizons for the Blind

Horizons for the Blind is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people who are blind or visually impaired by increasing accessibility to consumer products and services, education, recreate

Independent Living Aids

Product or Service: ILA, 38 years strong; Keeping life MAGNIFIED,

AMPLIFIED, SIMPLIFIED, and always in MOTION. We are your #1 source for

independence, with a wide selection of low vision aides, tools, and


Phone: (800) 537-2118


Independent Living Store:



Maxi Aids Vision Store:

National Federation of the Blind, Games for People with Vision Loss

People of all ages love to play games and there are more sources than ever before for games that blind and low vision people can play. Braille and large-print playing cards are available from a variety of sources, including the National Federation for the Blind’s Independence Market <> ,

Speak To Me

Talking gifts and other useful items


The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) and Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight Foundation have launched <”> , a free, easy-to-use informational website for adults with vision loss, their families, caregivers, healthcare providers, and social service professionals.


Type the word blind in the search box, and you will be surprised what you find.

A T Guys:  Your Assistive Technology Experts.

Product or Service: Your leader in affordable technology including

iPhone and Android accessories, keyboards, headsets, speakers, cases,

the iGrill kitchen thermometer, Braille displays, and other cool


Phone: (269) 216-4798


Laura Legendary with braille Jewelry

Elegant Insights Braille Creations jewelry and accessories are

beautiful, unusual, accessible, and inclusive. 

Phone 1-702-605-1265


Harbolt company

We at the Harbolt Company love what we do, and can’t wait for you to

share in our passion for all things cool and accessible. Whether

you’re looking for some serious high end audio equipment, searching

for the perfect accessory for your smartphone or mobile device,

shopping for that elusive gift for the person who has everything,

trying to locate that hard to find rare and unusual item, or just

wanting something for yourself or for that special someone, we’ve got

you covered. You’ve found the perfect place for fun, excitement, and

accessibility. Most importantly, a place to feel right at home. We

offer audio and written descriptions of all our products, so you’ll

always know what you are getting. So, come join us in our unfailing

love of all things unique.


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