When the internet began to become part of popular culture in the early to mid 1990s I was visually impaired but still had sufficient sight to get around without a white stick. I knew I would loose my sight totally and began preparing for when that happened, which it did, eventually, in 1999. I taught myself website design and now offer technical support and training for others who, like me, are blind or are visually impaired. I like to use the Internet. I do so by using particular software which allows me to access the Internet and to communicate with friends, family and business associates across the world. I use, and also sell on a commission basis, screen readers (software), magnification products and voice recognition software. Perhaps the most important of these is screen-reader software. Some is available free.
*Ashif Sindhi is a sole trader based in Leicester in the UK. He provides technical support and training services for the visually impaired and blind. He also offers consultancy to clients wanting to provide user-friendly services to the visually impaired and blind. I first met Mr Sindhi when I was setting up my own website and was fascinated to hear a screen reader in action. I hope to provide an oral presentation on this site by Mr Sindhi later this month or access to an oral presentation by him.
Words Ashif Sindhi© Layout and design html Helen Gavaghan©. Commissioned and edited by Helen Gavaghan. Where Mr Sindhi wrote that JAWS is a microsoft product he meant to write that JAWS gives access to Microsoft products and is supplied by Freedom Scientific. Helen Gavaghan.