Free Computer Help and Support Resources for the Visually Impaired

One of the phone meetings of the Philadelphia Computer Users’ Group for the Blind and Visually Impaired discussed various resources available to obtain free technical help. I compiled a list of the resources which I use and ones which were mentioned by other callers. I am placing it on this Web site for anyone who might find it of some value.

Microsoft Disability Help DeskMicrosoft Disability Help Desk

800 936-5900

 

 

 

Apple Accessibility Help

877 204-3930

email: mailto:accessibility@apple.com

 

Chicago Lighthouse Helpdesk

screen readers including NVDA, Daisy book players, notetakers

888 825-0080

 

 

Freedom Scientific (JAWS, MAGic, OpenBook, Focus, Pac Mate, various magnifiers and Plextalk Pocket)

(727) 803-8600

 

 

AI Squared

Zoomtext and Window-Eyes

(802) 362-3612

 

 

Window-Eyes Online Support (including knowledge base and mailing lists)

 

 

NVDA

English users’ mailing List

To join the users’ list, send a blank email to:

mailto:nvda-request@freelists.org

with the word

“subscribe”

in the subject line.

 

 

Humanware

800 722-3393

 

Verizon Wireless

Help for consumers with disabilities

(888) 262- 1999,

 

 

AT&T

866-241-6568

 

 

Sprint

 

 

American Printing House for the Blind (Bookport Plus)

800 223-1839

 

 

Freelists (various discussion groups or mailing lists)

 

 

Yahoo Groups (mailing lists)

 

 

Google Groups (mailing lists)

 

 

Microsoft Community

For help with Windows, Office and other Microsoft products

 

 

Applevis (for all things Apple)

 

 

MacForTheBlind

 

 

JAWS Technical Support Page

 

 

JAWS Users Mailing Lists

 

 

Android Access (online community)

 

 

JAWS Headquarters

 

 

Access Technology Institute (to purchase training textbooks and online training classes)

 

 

Comcast

Accessibility

email accessibility@comcast.com

phone 855-270-0379

 

Comcast Accessibility Support

 

 

All Hotkeys Keyboard Shortcuts

 

 

KeyXL

keyboard shortcut lists

 

 

Shortcut World

hotkey lists

 

 

 

 

Blind Geek Zone

 

 

VIP conduit

voice Chat with others online

 

 

For the People

Another voice-chat site, may be a good resource for online help

 

 

 

Accessible World

Offers various conferences online, including Tek Talk where products are demonstrated

 

 

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