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This is a UK based discusson group concerning the education of visually impaired students/persons. The forum aims to provide an opportunity for all employed, associated & interested in this field to share experiences, techniques & resources
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Purpose of This Forum

What's this all about?
11Tue Jun 22, 2010 4:05 pm
Admin This is what the forum is about!
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Next Resource Technician Meetings

Find out who, what, where & when the next meeting will be.
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Forum News & Updates

Find out if we are going to carry out any maintenance to the forum.
22Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:33 pm
BenedictTechnician Sight Village
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Goverment Laws, Rules & Guidelines

Yes, we all have to abide by them, so find out the latest here.
44Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:32 pm
BenedictTechnician Ofcom defers decision to the Secretary of State
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Comments & Suggestions

Please leave any suggestions or comments about this forum here.


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Useful Websites

Can you recommend or do you use a really informative website, if so share the link here.
911Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:03 am
Admin Electronic textbooks available from RNIB in September 2010
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Tutorials, How-to's, Guides

Perhaps you've some guidelines or 'how to' manuals that fellow members would find useful, please post here.
67Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:18 pm
swarfendor437 Useful site - going down in March 2011
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Find out about latest events.
33Mon May 23, 2011 9:18 am
Admin QAC Sight Village 2011 - Birmingham + Other Venues
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If you're a company, can offer a service that is relevant to our cause then contact the admin prior to posting in here. If you choose not to obey this rule, your post and membership will be withdrawn.
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Eye Conditions & Diseases

Curious or concerned about a certain condition? Not sure how best to support students with certain conditions? Discuss it here.
11Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:25 pm
Admin -- DISCLAIMER --


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Low Vision Aids

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Braille Embossers

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Printers, Photocopiers & Scanners

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Desktop Comptuers

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Laptops, Netbooks & Alternatives

11Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:15 pm
BenedictTechnician Netbooks with Screen Readers
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Perkins Brailler + Alternatives

11Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:31 am
BenedictTechnician Perkins Braillers
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Zyfuse, Hotspot + Alternatives

11Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:27 pm
swarfendor437 Picture In A Flash
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Other Related Hardware

Other information such as whiteboards, dictaphones, MP3 players, Daisy players can be found here.
38Thu May 21, 2015 1:32 pm
Dog2 ipod/touch iphone Mac and Accessibility
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Mobile Phones & Smartphones

Keeping in contact with those around you is important, none more so when you're visually impaired. This section is dedicated to the development of mobile phones and software running on them.
22Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:50 am
Admin Technology gets disabled-friendly


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Word Processors

Having problems? Want to know if it's worth upgrading to Word 2007 or Word 2010? Looking for recommendations then this is the place for you.
11Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:32 pm
BenedictTechnician Open Office progress
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Braille Translation

Talk about all Braille translation software here, whether it's Duxbury, WinBraille, Braille Maker it doesn't matter.
11Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:05 am
Admin Ehup Duck!
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Image Editing & Drawing

One of the most important aspects of educating VI students is creating and preparing tactile diagrams.
22Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:06 pm
swarfendor437 Dia - Diagram Creation Program
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Scanning Software

If you've got technical difficulties, looking for a new package or just wish to find out about the latest updates, this is the place.
11Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:34 pm
swarfendor437 Only Two Left!
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Screen Readers, Magnifiers & Enhancement

If you're a user of JAWS, ZoomText, Lunar etc or just wish to find out about this topic have a look here.
33Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:20 am
Admin Chinese do it cheaper, full-screen magnification
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Operating Systems

From MS-DOS, the whole range of Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, Linux and Ubuntu you can find it here.
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Other Related Software

Any other software recommendations, information can be found in here.
11Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:59 am
Admin Fonts needed for Braille and Moon
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Free & Open Source Software

There is a vast amount of free and open source software out there, but finding it can be tricky, for more information look here.
25Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:47 pm
swarfendor437 -- List of free software --


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Varioius Paper Types

Braille, Graph, Swell Paper, German film etc can be located here.
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From pens, rulers, smelly pens, Drawing Related Objects & Shapes (Wiki Sticks etc), German Film + Alternatives


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Audio Books

Don't fancy getting paper cuts from books? Well this might be up your street, here you'll find books in audio
12Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:18 pm
swarfendor437 Fancy a good book?
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Ebooks - Free, Public Domian, Expired Copyright

You'll find here information regarding electronic books that are free to download due to them being out of copyright, free and in the public domain.
44Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:24 am
Admin Ebook - The Raven - Non-request


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Use this forum to leave an introduction message telling us about yourself and to be greeted by our welcoming members.
11Mon Jun 22, 2015 4:29 pm
tomatnhs A difficult problem
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General Chat

A place to sit back and relax and talk about something other than work, and problems causing you to bang your head against a wall.) Anything goes almost! Just don't advertise anything or post anything offensive!
11Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:13 am
BenedictTechnician Bionic Eye
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New User Orientation

This forum contains information for new users of VI-Forum. In this forum you will find helpful topics on how to use the various features of this site.
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That Really Annoys me! (If you have a gripe or want to get something off your chest, say it here, however please be civil and NO NAMES!!)
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