Tech Corner

Each issue of Opportunity magazine includes a technology review by Doug Goist, NIB program manager, workforce development. Browse the archive of Doug’s reviews below, and sign up for the electronic edition of Opportunity magazine so you won’t miss future technology reviews from Doug!

Big Tech Offers Easy Access to Real-time Support
Microsoft Disability Answer Desk
Google Disability Support Team
Apple Accessibility Support

BARD Moble: The Library of Congress in Your Smartphone
https://www.loc.gov/nls/

Energrid: A Power Bank Designed for People Who Are Visually Impaired
https://www.energid.com

Bonocle: Braille Translation in the Palm of Your Hand
https://www.bonocle.org

Clew: Revolutionary Indoor Navigation for iOS
http://www.clewapp.org

Sunu Band: Hands-Free Obstacle Avoidance
https://www.sunu.com/en/index.html

Actiview: Movie Accessibility Technology in the Palm of Your Hand
https://actiview.co/en/

AFTERSHOKZ: Bone-conducing Technology for Safer Travel
https://aftershokz.com

Nearby Explorer: The Swiss Army Knife of Wayfinding Apps
https://www.aph.org/nearby-explore

WayAround: A Unique Approach to Audio Tagging
https://www.wayaround.com

Doug Goist is program manager, workforce development, at National Industries for the Blind. A recognized leader in the field of technology accessibility, Doug has worked with the U.S. Department of Defense, the military services, federal agencies, and private sector partners. In 2013, he served as the technical steering committee representative for the U.S. Agency for International Development on a study of mobile money transfer and handset accessibility in Africa