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Internet & Computer Usage by Individuals Who Are Blind

An attempt at a folklore investigation into how individuals with no usable vision develop computer skills and culture.
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David Cowsert

on 29 April 2010

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Transcript of Internet & Computer Usage by Individuals Who Are Blind

Developing Computer & Internet Savvy
Users Who Are Blind Two interviews with users comfortable
with the Internet who have no usable
vision. Kasondra Payne -
USU Student in English
Braille user
Very tech savvy
Teaches tech for individuals with disabilities Elizabeth Cooks -
USU Student
Braille user
Tech savvy Key Findings Both introduced to computers by sighted individuals
Both depend heavily on blind users for guidance
Money matters Fun Facts Wind is "the blind man's fog"
Facebook is great but the farm game isn't accessible--darn it!
Assistive technology is expensive
There is voluntary website limitations based on info from other blind users
"Print friendly" pages are avoided
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