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OE Patients: Best Of 2018 Articles

Dec 7, 2018

OE Patients: Best Of 2018 Articles

This year, we created a roundup of our most popular articles on OE Patients. Our best-of list for 2018 covers technology, health, and tips for making adjustments — from the secret to mastering iPhone’s VoiceOver to accessibility at arts museums.

We hope you’ll be inspired to develop a new skill or create a good habit for the fresh new year!

Apple’s iPhone

10 Things To Know About iPhone Accessibility For Vision

The iPhone is quite possibly the most adopted device, ever, for people with vision loss. This is because it is accessible out-of-the-box, even if you can’t see the screen at all.

Discover the top reasons for using the iPhone.

Let iPhone’s VoiceOver Do The Reading

Apple’s built-in screen reader was a game-changer for those living with vision loss. Our accessibility expert, Dorrie Rush, writes about the secret to mastering iPhone’s VoiceOver gestures — practice, practice, practice.

Learn how to master VoiceOver.


“Seeing AI” Is A Gift from Microsoft

We love Microsoft’s Seeing AI, a free, intelligent camera app that translates images into words for people with visual impairments and blindness. Here are four features we especially like.

Learn more about Seeing AI.

Microsoft Soundscape 2018, A Review of What It Can Do

Our accessibility expert Dorrie Rush appreciates the enhanced narration and awareness provided by Microsoft Soundscape, a navigation tool for people with vision loss.

Read the full review of Soundscape.

Apps and Technology

App Happy

Discover a collection of wonderful apps that empower people with visual impairments in ways we could only once dream.

Click for our recommended apps.

Electronic Glasses Event Recap

In October, OE Patients held an accessibility event on wearable devices for audiences with vision loss.  We took a closer look into head mounted products including: OrCam, IrisVision, Jordy and more.

Explore featured electronic glasses.

GoGo Grandparent Gets Uber Without An App

For older adults who need to get an Uber or Lyft without an app or smartphone, GoGoGrandparent is perfect.

Find out more about GoGo Grandparent.

Making Adjustments and Health

Doctor, Am I Going Blind?

Every eye condition is different. Read our article by ophthalmologist Dr. Yale Fisher, to understand how vision loss caused by macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma rarely results in blindness.

Learn more about vision across eye conditions.

What Is A Cataract?

Cataract is the leading cause of reversible blindness and vision loss in the world. Read more by Dr. Amilia Schrier, Director of Education at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital.

Learn more about cataracts.

Museums Making Art More Accessible

From Florence to New York City, museums everywhere are making it easier for visitors who are visually impaired or blind to experience art.

Find out how museums are opening up art.

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About the Author: Bonnie Chan

Bonnie Chan is a featured contributor at Ophthalmic Edge Patients (OE Patients), an online resource, presented by the Association for Macular Diseases, providing practical information and empowering advice for living a full and successful life with vision loss. She has previously written for other publications, with a focus on wellness, creativity and social good.



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