Students who are blind or visually impaired are taught to use access technology to give them the ability to use computers and other tools to achieve classroom success and gain life-long independence skills. Examples of access technology include screen reader software, refreshable braille displays and keyboards, braille translation software, text enlargement software, GPS devices, and portable scanning devices.
Vision Outreach Services’ team of technology experts works with teachers, parents and students statewide, helping them learn about the latest technologies and how to use them. Each student has unique needs and Vision Outreach develops combinations of software and hardware to meet the student’s individual needs. The specialized combinations allow students to become competitive with their sighted peers and maintain that competitive edge throughout their academic career and adulthood.