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STASCOM UTILITY SUITE

I started developing this program as a pet project in late 2015. Initially only a small group of people used these utilities, until it was suggested that I share the package publicly. As a screen reader user, I tend to add features to benefit this user group. However, some of the features can be equally useful to light-dependent folks. 😉
Read more on Stascom Utility Suite and download your copy today (opens new browser window)

SOFTWARE TIPS AND TRICKS

A list of links to external sources to answer many of those "how to" questions.
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ACCESSIBLE INTERNET RESOURCES, PODCASTS, REVIEWS AND TUTORIALS

The links below point to external resources. I am not affiliated with these websites, it is merely provided for convenience.

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Accessible games


MAILING LIST SUBSCRIPTIONS

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The table below provides the names of a number of accessibility related mailing lists, the e-mail address to subscribe to the lists, as well as the address to post to the list once subscribed.

DESCRIPTION SUBSCRIBE TO ADDRESS POST TO ADDRESS
Win10, a central forum for blind and visually impaired users of Windows 10 win10+subscribe@groups.io win10@groups.io
Windows 10 and JAWS discussion list windows-10-and-jaws-subscribe@yahoogroups.co.in windows-10-and-jaws@yahoogroups.co.in
NVDA Users' List nvda+subscribe@groups.io nvda@groups.io
Eyes-free Android eyes-free+subscribe@googlegroups.com eyes-free@googlegroups.com
Vi Android vi-android-request@freelists.org
with the word "subscribe" in the subject field
vi-android@freelists.org
iDevices idevices-request@gatewayfortheblind.com
with the word "subscribe" in the subject field
idevices@gatewayfortheblind.com
Mac For The Blind mac4theblind-request@freelists.org
with the word "subscribe" in the subject field
mac4theblind@freelists.org
BARDTalk - NLS BARD discussion list bardtalk+subscribe@groups.io bardtalk@groups.io
Talking Tech With Startbutton - Computer and technology related  articles talkingtech-request@vipconduit.com
with the word "subscribe" in the subject field
talkingtech@vipconduit.com

Useful program downloads

A compilation of useful programs which can be downloaded directly from my site, as well as references to external resources.
Go to program downloads section (opens new browser window)


SCREEN READER INFORMATION

Get a description of what a screen reader is and download links to available packages on the Windows platform.
Go to screen reader section (opens new browser window)


SMARTPHONE RESOURCES

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GSMArena, opens external link
Thinking of purchasing a new handset, tablet or phablet? Fill in the name and model of the device you are interested in and get full hardware / software specifications, read reviews and more.
Applevis (opens external link)
Comprehensive resource for using Apple products with Voice Over, including blogs, forums, podcasts, reviews and guides
Inclusive Android (opens external link)
Comprehensive resource for Android devices, including "getting started" guides, reviews, tips and tricks.
Talkback hardware keyboard shortcuts (opens external link)
Support page on Google listing the hardware keyboard assignments to use with Talkback. These key mappings can be changed to user preference under Talkback settings.
Shine Plus on Google Play Store (opens external link
An alternative screen reader for Android handsets and tablets.

ONLINE SHOPPING

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Resources for independent living.

Cobolt Systems Ltd, opens external link
Shop for a wide range of products including talking clocks, talking multi function radios, talking combination ovens, talking watches, microwave cookware, a range of glasses, mouse magnifier, cordless mouse magnifier and more.
MaxiAids, opens external link
We carry the latest and greatest products to help you live every day to the fullest.
RNIB online shop, opens external link
We have a range of products to help you stay independant at home.

NVDA - Non Visual Desktop Access screen reader

I am a staunch user of NVDA, the screen reader developed by NVAccess in Australia. This powerful, free package provides access to Windows for 10's of thousands of blind people around the globe. If you can afford it in any way, please consider making frequent donations to NVAccess.

¢ $ €£ ¥

Go to NVAccess donation page (opens external link)
Go to Gene NZ's NVDA audio tutorial page (opens external link)
Read the NVDA movement blog. Author: Bhavya Shah (opens external link)
Go to NVDA Expert certification page (opens external link)
Download the latest release of NVDA from the NvAccess page (opens external link)
Go to the official NVDA add-on page (opens external link)

THOUGHT PROVOKING

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Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Winston Churchill
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