Some helpful tips for using your phone or computer with Vision Loss

Published on
January 20, 2022

There are a lot of programs and apps and accessibility features that are available now for people with visual impairment.

Here are some of the top tools and resources

Zoomtext

Zoomtext is a downloadable software program that can go on to someone's computer and it can allow for magnification of things so that people will be able to read emails, look at websites, do art or media work, with magnification, enlarges the size with the mouse, and some of programs even have OCR capability where it can read text to the individual instead of them having to read always themselves some of the features.

The best cell phone for low vision

We tend to recommend Apple products because they do have a lot of accessibility features built in. For example we can change contrast so it is white on black or black on white. There are easy to use magnification zoom options, and there is a whole ecosystem of applications that are made for low vision. 

AppleVis 

Another factor behind recommending Apple products, is the passionate and vibrant community that shares resources and knowledge for the Apple low vision community. 

You can learn more on their website https://www.applevis.com/ 

Accessibility on our website

At the bottom left hand corner of the website you will find a small blue wheelchair. This will open up a menu of accessibility options. These options are fantastic, and we recommend these features on all websites. They include text to speech, magnification, contrast settings, text spacing, cursor size, and font size.

Testimonials


  • Vision therapy is well worth the response, time and effort. Our Son had a hard time focusing and writing neatly. After vision therapy Seth could complete a task in half the time if previously took. His abilities to focus improved greatly and so did his handwriting.

    Also, he was better at listening. As a parent, we wanted learning to be fun for our Son, and vision therapy made this possible.


    Amanda T.

  • Vision Therapy is well worth the expense, time and effort. Our son had a hard time focusing handwriting neatly. After vision therapy Seth could complete a task in half the time it previously took his abilities to focus and improved greatly and so did his handwriting.

    Also, he was better at listening. As a parent you wanted learning to be fun for our son and vision therapy made this possible.


    Alexa H.

  • Vision Therapy has given or son the tools he needs to be able to scan and read the written word more effectively and efficiently.

    He love working with John and these working sessions give him the motivation to gladly work on his homework assignments.

    It amazed us to see the difference in the tracking of his eyes and along a line of it's from the beginning to the end of the treatment.

    Dr. McBryar , Kristen and John  are all marvelous and we would recommend them to anyone I only wish that we would have found them sooner!


    Charlotte M.

  • Prior to coming to the institute for vision development my son complained of daily headaches. Therapy has eliminated his headaches completely. I love knowing my son is able to learn pain-free for the rest of his life because of the work that has been done over just a few weeks in this office. He he absolutely loved coming that didn't even feel like going to a doctor or therapy. We are grateful for the relief he was able to find by coming here.

    Thank you!


    Olivia C.

  • Seems much less frustrated with life

    Reads non-stop and fast

    Spelling abilities have been hugely improved

    Seems much more confident

    Thank You!!!


    Kelly O.

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