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` “Catch the Vision” is a group of low vision and blind individuals who together have many years’ experience using electronic devices and products for daily living. We share information about the different devices, products and software we use for our particular needs.


Because of our collective experiences we help to point individuals to the services that can help them to lead an active and independent life. We welcome family members and caregivers to learn about these products and services in order to help those with loss of vision.


Focusing on accessibility, pedestrian safety and promoting public awareness is a major topic of discussion, since we are out and about with our white canes and guide dogs.


Living a fulfilling and independent life is what we are all about! We share tips, evaluate products and various services in the Prescott, Prescott Valley and outlying areas.


Come join us at the Prescott Library, 215 E Good win Street in the Bump Room on the main floor, every first and third Monday of each month, (except holidays) from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.


Email us
Contact@CatchTheVision.Life

blockquote>Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.
-Izaak Walton

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Readers, Writers, Phones, and more assistants

Catch the Vision with these Assistants

We have experience with the following assistive technology tools and services.


General Apple

Screen Readers

Software that reads text and operates Windows PCs

  1. NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access)
  2. ZoomText
  3. JAWS
  4. Dolphin Guide

IOS VoiceOver

Text to speech interface for iPhone and iPad

  1. Learning to listen
  2. Managing Voices
  3. Screen gestures
  4. Reading text

Viewers and Text Readers

  1. CCTV magnifier
  2. Sonar alert
  3. Optical recognition camera
  4. Victor Stream reader and recorder

iPhone Basics

  1. Calls and Contacts
  2. GPS and directions
  3. Web surfing
  4. Notes, reminders

Helpers

  1. Pen Friend labeler
  2. Felt dots markers
  3. Color identifiers
  4. ID-Mate bar code reader

iPhone Apps

  1. Money Reader
  2. Short text reader
  3. Long text converter (KNFB)
  4. Podcatchers

Libraries

  1. Prescott and Yavapai Network
  2. AZ Digital Talking Books
  3. Bookshare.org
  4. NFB NewsLine

Book Readers

  1. Amazon Kindle app
  2. BARD Talking Book
  3. VoiceDream reader
  4. Audible

How Can We Help You

  1. Upgrade your skills using assistive technology we understand
  2. Join us to help others progress with their assistive technology
  3. Invite us to demonstrate and overview assistive technology

How Can You Help Us?

  1. Support the
    Prescott Public Library YouToo program for basic training in assistive technology and access to reading
  2. Refer people losing vision to People Who Care and the West Yavapai Guidance Clinic Support Groups plus the Veterans Administration and Arizona state vision rehabilitation services
  3. Organize a way to exchange used assistive technology
  4. Build a business case to advocate for state rehab services and low vision professionals
  5. Assure that persons losing vision remain active readers and communicators.

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Coming Course: Living With Low Vision


  • What:Confident Living with Low Vision Course
  • When:Spring 2019 March 7,14,21,28,April 4
    Thursdays 1:00 to 3:15 p.m.
  • Where:Prescott United Methodist Church Campus
    505 West Gurley Street
    Douglas Meeting Room across from the People Who Care office.
  • Registration: is a must! Call 928-445-2480.
    A family member or friend is welcome to participate in the course.
    Course is limited to 30 participants.
  • Topics

    • Understanding Medical Conditions of the Eye,
    • Research & Treatment, Vitamins Make a Difference
    • Orientation & Mobility, Guide Dogs
    • Getting Organized, Safety Steps,
    • Reading and Writing & Lighting Tips, ‘Your Home is Your Castle’
    • Community Resources
    • Dealing with Life’s Changes
    • Audio and other Useful Technologies



Members of Catch the Vision will tell our assistive technology stories and illustrate, for example: Basic Apple VoiceOver use; iPhone and iPad reading and recognition apps; Pen Friend note taker; computer screen readers; and entertainment products.


Highly Recommended!!!

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Recommended Vision-Related Apps and Podcasts

Vision Information Recommendations

slger123@gmail.com https://CatchTheVision.life

Recommended APPLE IOS Apps that solve vision problems


  • ‘Money Reader’ tells denominations of bills
  • ‘Voice Dream’ reads PDF text, BookShare, Gutenberg$10, additional voices for $3
  • ‘KNFB’ converts graphical PDF and Camera images to and reads text ($$$)
  • ‘Seeing AI’ Recognizes short text, color, objects, faces, currency, …) (Microsoft experiment, free)
  • ‘Airs LA’ directory of podcasts and news
  • ‘Access World’ articles from AFB Magazine
  • ‘VOStarter’ VoiceOver tutorial
  • ‘Clear Record’, Audio Memos, and other voice note takers
  • ‘Blindsquare’ GPS and surroundings guide ?$20
  • ‘Be My Eyes’ remote viewer, several others on service plan
  • ‘Digit Eyes’ label and barcode reader
  • ‘Blind Bargains’ online store
  • Pod catcher iCatcher$3
  • Native IOS notes, news, …

Note: Find these in the app store, requiring AppleId and credit card to buy

Recommended Podcasts on Vision-Related Topics

(Podcatcher iCatcher) also Stitcher Radio and native Podcasts app


  • ‘Eyes On Success’, weekly interviews, 400 past shows
  • ‘AppleVis’ News and VoiceOver App reviews, ratings, and forums — ESSENTIAL
  • ‘Blind Abilities’ human interest interviews and reviews
  • ‘Low Vision Technology’ demonstrations by a low vision doctor
  • ‘I See using various technologies from a blind person’s perspective’, product demos
  • ‘All Cool Blind Tech’, app demos and discussions
  • ‘Assistive Technology Update’ from Indiana Easter Seals plus ‘Accessibility Moment’ descriptions
  • ‘AccessibleWorld.org’ (not a podcast, mp3 on website), product reviews, book clubs
  • NFB and ACB Conference presentations and product reviews (streamed in July)

Note:

use ‘add podcasts’ then search by podcast name or using keywords ‘blind’, ‘low vision’, ‘visually impaired’, …


Please comment, suggest additions or deletions, and tell your experience.