Seeing Through Technology

My cousin Peter Tighe of Austin, Texas, demonstrates some of the technology tools which he uses to get on the same page as people who can see. Peter was my first friend in life, 55 years ago when my parents and I lived in his home in Sudbury, Mass., while our new home was being built next door. He has been blind ever since I've known him. A software program named JAWS enables him to navigate his computer programs without seeing the screen, and a talking GPS handheld enables him to walk his neighborhood with new confidence. We've had a great time catching up with each other this evening, at his home and at a classic Tex-Mex restaurant named Chuy's.

Here is a podcast of our tech talk, about 13 minutes long:

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

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