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SIRIUS Satellite Radio - Over 120 channels of satellite radio
RESOURCES FOR THE BLIND
was interviewed on April 12, 2007 by In Focus, a monthly radio show provided by the
Association of Blind Citizens. Check it out at:
Check out VIP On
Air's (Europe's first radio station for blind and partially sighted
people) interview of Joey Stuckey
| Part 2
Dialogue Magazine article
about Joey Stuckey. Page
General Info / Help
The Social Security and Disability Resource Center (SSDRC.com) - an informational website that provides answers to questions about how to apply for disability, how to appeal a claim in the event of a denial, how to navigate the federal system, and how to avoid certain mistakes that are commonly made by applicants. The site’s author is a former disability examiner for the social security administration.
- CBS Radio Mystery Theater - Enjoy our episode guide of all 1,399 CBS Radio Mystery Theater old time radio shows for free! You can stream or download old radio shows in MP3 format or copy radio shows to CD. We're big fans of Radio Mystery Theater and by offering shows from the golden age of radio for free, we keep the spirit of the Radio Mystery Theater alive!
Old Time Radio Catalog:
Classic Radio - A great and inexpensive site for classic radio
shows, the perfect format for the blind listener, better than TV!
Voice of the Nation's
Royal National Institute of the Blind - We are UK’s leading charity
offering information, support and advice to over two million people with
sight problems. Our pioneering work helps anyone with a sight problem –
not just with braille, talking books and computer training, but with
imaginative and practical solutions to everyday challenges.
FreeLists - The Web's
Best Mailing Lists. JFW lists are available here.
from Blindskills, Inc. - DIALOGUE is an international news magazine
edited for individuals who are experiencing vision loss or are blind,
and their friends and families. It reviews low vision aids and devices,
provides tips and techniques for coping with vision loss, reports
personal experiences of people living successfully with vision
impairment at home, in school, on the job and in the community,
interviews professionals working in the field of blindness and low
vision, and is designed to inform, instruct and entertain in the
discussion of blindness issues. DIALOGUE publishes articles, personal
essays, interviews, news and resources on all aspects of coping with a
Chirping Bat - ChirpingBat.com,
resellers of adaptive software and equipment for Blind and Dyslexic
persons, audio and music production software and equipment, main stream
computing software and equipment, and developers and dealers of both
commercial and custom software for Science and Business.
Accessibility Extensions for Mozilla/Firefox - JFW compatibility
JFWLite - Helpful hints for JFW
users along with some free scripts.
AccessWatch - Do you sometimes wish you knew whether a really
popular mainstream program worked with speech before you laid down the
money for it? Perhaps you'd just like some tips and tricks for making a
favorite program work better. Now you have a chance to make that happen
for yourself and others.
Code-it Software - Including:
Mouse Controller - for those that need to control the mouse via the
keyboard. A simple FREE mouse controller. Text Magnifier - for those
that need a little help reading screen text or objects. A simple FREE
screen magnifier. Web Talkster v4 - their latest and greatest talking web
browser! Revised and updated to work with Win 2000 and XP (Home and Pro)
(FREE). KISS Screen Reader - read most any document via a hot key combo.
A simple but effective text to speech screen reader (FREE). Also check
out Text 2 Audio (FREE). Many other software programs available
including lots of audio programs.
Software / Audiomatic - You can use Audiomatic to make
"system-wide macros." Macros are, in short, a few keystrokes that can
take lengthy and sometimes complicated commands and reduce them down to
a quick keyboard command (button or series of button pushes). [Click
here for a review]
Brian Hartgen's Page of Useful Links
VIP Conduit - Many Voices One
- Acclaimed musician Joey Stuckey chooses
NextUp's TextAloud to read,
work, produce, and more! Text-to-Speech software is a hit for award-winning
Click here for the complete press release.
Blind Cool Tech Podcast
The Blind Geek Zone: The
zone contains lots of tech goodies for all you blind geeks out there.
There are audio tutorials that will show you how to use many popular
programs with JAWS as well as audio demonstrations of tech gadgets of
all kinds. There are lots of links to mailing lists and websites to
places of interest. Even if you're not a geek come on in and have a
look. I am sure you'll find something of interest!
Joey Stuckey - a blind musician with an insightful vision.
WTMT.net - webcasting tomorrow's music today.
CD Music Lesson - you too can
Key Sounds - Creators of
innovative music related products.
Digifreq.com - Scott R.
Garrigus' DigiFreq - Free music technology news, reviews, tips and
Sound Forge 6 Power - a guidebook for this popular audio editing
- The information provided here is intended to assist persons with
visual impairments with all important aspects of developing successful
careers in digital audio production. This information contains the most
recent data provided by Rick Boggs, a totally blind professional audio
producer in Los Angeles.
Related Sites - Lots of good electronic-music related websites are
MusicXP.net - Advice and guidance
on setting up and tuning Windows XP for professional audio applications.
- Audio Dramas
ToneWise - Important! If you want
to use soft synths or other plug-ins, make sure that you get a VST
"wrapper". A VST Wrapper takes a VST plugin and creates an identical
DirectX version of that plugin. Why would you want to do this? So that
Sonar, Sound forge, and other host applications can see it and use it.
Try Directixer - it's shareware. Be sure to check the "use generic
interface" checkbox for each VST plugin you wrap with it.
International Manual of Braille Music Notation
P.J. Muir Productions
has an audio newsletter (Podcast) that will keep you up-to-date with
cutting-edge audio and midi recording technologies.
Indie Bible - 8,500 places to
promote your music.
DancingDots.com - Dancing Dots
adapts and develops technology solutions for blind musicians and those
who educate and support them. Scan printed scores, listen to results or
convert to Braille music notation. Play your musical ideas into your PC.
Convert to print notation, Braille score or audio CD. Braille music
courses/educational resources. They resell a wide range of assistive
technology such as JAWS as well as mainstream notation software and
audio production hardware, software and accessories.
GOODFEEL Braille Music
Translator - Are you a blind singer or instrumentalist who needs to
have braille scores quickly? Are you an educator or rehabilitation
professional serving blind musicians who has no time to learn to be a
braille music transcriber? GOODFEEL can help you. GOODFEEL automatically
converts several kinds of music files to braille - the same files used
to print the score for sighted players. To prepare and transcribe these
files with GOODFEEL, you do not need to know how to read braille music;
however, you should know how to read print music notation and how to use
Clone Ensemble - really cool
music plug-in site. All of the programs are available in versions that
will work with screen readers. To get the blind-friendly version just
email the owner at:
Paper Music - Music
transcription and consultation services for the blind and visually
Best Practice - A FREE music
software program that allows you to take just about any audio file and
slow it down for practice. Cool Stuff - a gotta have! [click
here for more info]
The Blind iPod Mailing List - The purpose of this list is for the
helpful discussion of all aspects of using iPod or similar products by
visually impaired people, including the transfer software installed onto
a computer in order to transfer music or spoken word material onto the
Although due to the high demand for such a list the primary subject is
the use of iPod products, it is quite acceptable to discuss the use of
other (what I would call) portable media devices, inaccurately dubbed as
MP3 players by the mass market.
Finally, I will allow the discussion of accessing stores for the legal
download of music, podcasts and spoken word material within the context
of hopefully transferring the purchased audio content to a portable
Although I will provide as much technical help as I possibly can, there
will be aspects of this subject which will of course fall outside my
knowledge which is why I think this list will be helpful. Please be
courteous to others in order that we all gain valuable insight into what
is proving to be a very exciting area of access at the present time.
This can be a very high traffic list from time to time, for example when
new products are found to be accessible or when a new software or
firmware version pertaining to a player is released. In order to avoid
high traffic, it is very strongly suggested that you remember the
following points before sending mail to the list.
1. Most importantly, please let the subject line of the message reflect
the topic. For example, if a reader has asked about a feature relating
to a specific product, the message should not include information about
a different product. Please change the subject line in that instance so
that readers can choose to delete the message if it is of no interest.
2. Is the message relevant. While it is nice and indeed encouraging to
thank people for assistance they have given, it is probably best to
write to the sender privately rather than have that message go to the
list. It is no interest to the hundreds of other people subscribing.
In summary, these guidelines are not in the least meant to be
dictatorial, but rather to ensure that the list provides helpful and
relevant information without it being manually moderated.
We do have a web page, which points to useful resources to read and
listen to concerning portable media devices. Visit the page at:
To unsubscribe to this list, please send a blank message to:
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I hope everyone benefits from this list. If you want to contact me for
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