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BBC - My Web My Way - Home

My Web My Way explains the many ways you can change your browser, computer, keyboard and mouse settings to make the web more accessible to you...
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Deaf woman helps hearing-impaired 'break out of shell' - The Japan Times

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Deaf woman helps hearing-impaired 'break out of shell' The Japan Times OSAKA – A beauty pageant contestant, model and aspiring entrepreneur — who happens to be deaf — recently organized a fashion show to offer hearing-impaired people an outlet to...
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Loop Conference, International Hearing Loop Conference, International Loop Conference, Hearing Loops For All Conference, Richard Einhorn

Loop Conference, International Hearing Loop Conference, International Loop Conference, Hearing Loops For All Conference, Richard Einhorn | Sensory impairment solutions | Scoop.it
Richard Einhorn, talking about his life, his world in music and his continued experience composing after experiencing a sudden hearing loss. Read his story now.
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Hearing Link UK Conference 2013, Travel, Leisure and Accessible Tourism, Richard Einhorn, Smartphones & Technology

Hearing Link UK Conference 2013, Travel, Leisure and Accessible Tourism, Richard Einhorn, Smartphones & Technology | Sensory impairment solutions | Scoop.it
Hearing Link's UK Conference about Travel, Leisure and Accessible Tourism took place in Eastbourne in October 2013. Visit this page for information about smartphones and useful technology.
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Hearing Problems Self-Management Programmes, Self-Help Courses

Hearing Problems Self-Management Programmes, Self-Help Courses | Sensory impairment solutions | Scoop.it
Find out about strategies & techniques that are useful for making hearing loss easier to manage through one of a Hearing Link Self Management Programmes.
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Blog About Hearing Loss, Misunderstandings, Challenges & Shared Experiences, John Marshall Mills

Blog About Hearing Loss, Misunderstandings, Challenges & Shared Experiences, John Marshall Mills | Sensory impairment solutions | Scoop.it
For more than 35 years, John Marshall Mills has dealt with the challenges of severe hearing loss and he aims to offer positive support by sharing his experiences. Read his blog.
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You won't care until it happens to you

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VisitEngland and Action on Hearing Loss launch guide for tourism businesses : VisitEngland Corporate Site

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Transport - Action On Hearing Loss: RNID

Transport - Action On Hearing Loss: RNID | Sensory impairment solutions | Scoop.it
Find out how we feel access to information needs to be improved through the effective use of technology, such as loop systems and real-time visual information boards. Action on Hearing Loss is the new name for RNID.
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Lip reading, How To Lipread, Lipread, Lipreading, Speechreading, Lipreading Classes, Learn Lipreading

Lip reading, How To Lipread, Lipread, Lipreading, Speechreading, Lipreading Classes, Learn Lipreading | Sensory impairment solutions | Scoop.it
Find out about Lipreading and where to find a class. Find out what's good and bad about Lipreading, and how it helps people with hearing loss & deafness.
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Sound Around You

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Discover the sounds around you - contribute to our worldwide soundscape research project and add your mark to our sound map
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Windows 8 - first look - RNIB

Windows 8 - first look - RNIB | Sensory impairment solutions | Scoop.it
Introduction to the new look for Windows 8, and a brief outline of the accessibility features for blind and partially sighted people...
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How to Make Your Blog Accessible to Blind Readers - American Foundation for the Blind

How to Make Your Blog Accessible to Blind Readers - American Foundation for the Blind | Sensory impairment solutions | Scoop.it

Useful information for bloggers (existing or would be bloggers). 

 

This article produced by the American Foundation for the Blind provides some simple instructions on how to increase the accessibility of your blog.


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Deafalarm Keeps Deaf Folks On Notice Whenever an Audio Alarm Rings

Deafalarm Keeps Deaf Folks On Notice Whenever an Audio Alarm Rings | Sensory impairment solutions | Scoop.it
Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms have saved countless lives, but they won't do you any good if you can't hear them. Some alarms also include a flashing lig
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How long before a deaf person dies in hospital for want of an interpreter? - The Guardian

How long before a deaf person dies in hospital for want of an interpreter? - The Guardian | Sensory impairment solutions | Scoop.it
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Are you deaf aware? - Action On Hearing Loss: RNID

Being deaf aware is not difficult but important. Find out how to communicate clearly, how to promote deaf awareness and what you can do to raise awareness. Action on Hearing Loss is the new name for RNID.
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Help for Tinnitus sufferers - Signal Shropshire

Help for Tinnitus sufferers - Signal Shropshire | Sensory impairment solutions | Scoop.it
Signal is launching a tinnitus support group with the NHS Trust to provide an environment where people can come together and share their experiences.
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Talking eBooks: Helping blind and partially sighted people access library eBooks | Blog | Reading Sight

Talking eBooks: Helping blind and partially sighted people access library eBooks | Blog | Reading Sight | Sensory impairment solutions | Scoop.it
Reading Sight helps blind and partially sighted people access books and information (in braille, audio, large print and other accessible formats) by supporting librarians, teachers, voluntary workers and families.

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This is aimed at public libraries and leisure reading but much of the advice is equally suitable for visually impaired people in an academic library context.

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Hearing Loss & Driving, Can Deaf People Drive, Advice On Learning To Drive If You Have Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss & Driving, Can Deaf People Drive, Advice On Learning To Drive If You Have Hearing Loss | Sensory impairment solutions | Scoop.it
Hard of hearing driving instructor Steve Swinton gives guidance on learning to drive if you have a hearing loss. Get advice and information from Hearing Link.
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eBooks for blind and partially sighted people

How do blind and partially sighted people read eBooks and what difference have they made to people's lives? Find out why eBooks have had a big impact, and wh...

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World's First 'Braille Smartphone' in Development

World's First 'Braille Smartphone' in Development | Sensory impairment solutions | Scoop.it
A developer in India has created a smartphone with a screen that forms into Braille letters and characters when it receives text messages and emails.
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Deaf teenager says disability can help him reach the top - The Independent

Deaf teenager says disability can help him reach the top - The Independent | Sensory impairment solutions | Scoop.it
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Deaf teenager says disability can help him reach the top
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Hearing the sound of the ball coming off your opponent's racket usually tells you a lot about its trajectory and the shot you will have to play next.
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How Technology Is Changing Education For Students With Disabilities

How Technology Is Changing Education For Students With Disabilities | Sensory impairment solutions | Scoop.it
New technology is changing the world of education for students with disabilities. From autism to hard of hearing and other challenges, technology is starting to make a big difference.
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National Braille Week Blog | Why Braille is still important.

National Braille Week Blog | Why Braille is still important. | Sensory impairment solutions | Scoop.it
Read the official National Braille Week blog here.
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PJ Gribbin: Lip-Reading. A Subtle and Delicate Skill

PJ Gribbin: Lip-Reading. A Subtle and Delicate Skill | Sensory impairment solutions | Scoop.it
It’s now getting on for thirty years since I was head-butted by a border collie; she had a hard forehead – I don’t think that she even noticed the bump – but it cost me a fr...
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Signs of the times: deaf community minds its language

Signs of the times: deaf community minds its language | Sensory impairment solutions | Scoop.it
First major study of how British sign language has evolved shows younger users are more reluctant to use 'offensive' signs...
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