Tech Corner

Each issue of Opportunity magazine includes a technology review by Doug Goist, program manager, workforce development. Browse the archive of Doug’s reviews below, and sign up for the electronic edition of Opportunity magazine so you won’t miss future technology reviews from Doug!

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All-Terrain Cane: The Humvee of White Canes

HaptiBraille Communicator: A Breakthrough in Personal Communications Independence

Orcam Read: A New Standard in Scan-and-Read Pens

Aira Everywhere: Greater Choices in Hands Free Visual Assistance

Bookshare: A Summer Reading List Treasure Trove

IrisVision: Neuroscience Meets Virtual Reality

Bose Frames Tempo: The Answer to Earbuds Fatigue

Teen Inventors Score Win With Assistive Technology

Big Tech Offers Easy Access to Real-time Support
Microsoft Disability Answer Desk
Google Disability Support Team
Apple Accessibility Support

BARD Moble: The Library of Congress in Your Smartphone

Energrid: A Power Bank Designed for People Who Are Visually Impaired

Bonocle: Braille Translation in the Palm of Your Hand

Clew: Revolutionary Indoor Navigation for iOS

Sunu Band: Hands-Free Obstacle Avoidance

Actiview: Movie Accessibility Technology in the Palm of Your Hand

AFTERSHOKZ: Bone-conducing Technology for Safer Travel

Nearby Explorer: The Swiss Army Knife of Wayfinding Apps

WayAround: A Unique Approach to Audio Tagging

Doug Goist is program manager, workforce development, at National Industries for the Blind’s talent management enterprise, NSITE. A recognized leader in the field of technology accessibility, Doug has worked with the U.S. Department of Defense, the military services, federal agencies, and private sector partners. In 2013, he served as the technical steering committee representative for the U.S. Agency for International Development on a study of mobile money transfer and handset accessibility in Africa