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Ron Graham Patient Expert

Houston, Texas
Access+Ability = Accessibility. Positive attitude and positive change are what Access Ability is all about. For background, I am a former supervisor with the Texas prison system, medically retired following a 13-year career. In 1993, I was blinded in an auto accident at age 31. Since that... Full Bio
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Get your news how you want it from NFB Newsline by Ron Graham Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Fifteen years ago, I was still pretty newly blinded, and going to college, but this was before I was using a computer, much less understanding all the wonders of this fabulo ... Read on »
2010 TAER conference: Presenting and being presented to by Ron Graham Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Last week, I was in San Antonio to attend the annual conference of the Texas Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired, Or TAER. I ... Read on »
Review of Tom Sullivan's Adventures in Darkeness by Ron Graham Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities I’m at aloss for finding the right superlative to describe last night. It seems like “great,” “awesome,” or even “fantastic” just seem like overused modifiers in today’s ... Read on »
Inclusion: 2010 Consumer Electronics Show featuring off the shelf accessibility by Ron Graham Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities I’m a little geeky and get excited each year when the annual Consumer Electronics Show , or CES, starts. However, I’m more excited by two announcements from this year’s CE ... Read on »
Final thoughts on the iBill by Orbit Research by Ron Graham Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities I must have been a really nice boy this year, because Santa was really good to me. I got a portable USB hard drive and the latest Jimmy Buffett CD, and I wanted both of the ... Read on »
Review of the iBill talking banknote identifier by Ron Graham Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities I previously posted the news announcing the introduction of the iBill electronic banknote identifier, and now, I offer my review of this latest piece of assistive technology ... Read on »
Amazon working on Kindle accessible for blind and visually impaired by Ron Graham Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Well, its finally happening. Amazon is working to make an accessible Kindle book reader for blind users. Its not happening overnight, but is projected to be out by sum ... Read on »
Mom Not Otherwise Specified, a blog worth your time by Ron Graham Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities I've been meaning to write this for a couple of weeks, but a painful oral surgery whose effects lasted through the Thanksgiving weekend had me slowed down. Sorry about the de ... Read on »
Why I've not been blogging as much: hint-- "tweet, tweet" by Ron Graham Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities I've not blogged as much lately as I'd like to and have noticed a downward trend in the number of posts among blogs I follow. I also follow many of the same bloggers on Twitt ... Read on »
New iBill electronic banknote identifier hits the mark on many fronts by Ron Graham Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities One of the first questions I had after realizing that I was blind was, "How will I be able to tell my dollar bills apart?" I soon learned about electronic bill identifiers, b ... Read on »
DePaul program innovates hope for students with chronic illnesses by Ron Graham Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities The School for New Learning might share the same initials with Saturday Night Live, but there's nothing funny about what they're doing at DePaul University. This interest ... Read on »
New resources for accessible college textbooks by Ron Graham Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Its been crazy with summer vacation and all that fun stuff, but school’s back in now and that means back to some more regular blogging here. As a former blind college stu ... Read on »
Cars for the blind? The proof of concept is already here by Ron Graham Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities I've previously thought about a world where cars were all fully computer-driven and fully interactive. Wouldn't it be easy if cars were automated, completely taking the human ... Read on »
One-armed golfer has powerful drive, even better delivery by Ron Graham Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities What if you were an up and coming golfer, good enough to hang with some peer named Tiger, and then something happened that changes how you look at life, much less your swing a ... Read on »
GW Micro comes out swinging-- announces BookSense pricing, enters NLS digital book player arena by Ron Graham Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities I’ve been using and loving my Victor Reader Stream since late February of last year. I’ve been hooked on it since day one. The reason I believe this quickly became Humanwa ... Read on »
Accessible Event makes meetings and seminars open to all participants, no matter their disability by Ron Graham Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities I’ve been waiting on the following unveiling for a while and am impressed by the results, not to mention, the potential this offers for the future. The folks at Serotek ... Read on »
Access Ability is now on Twitter by Ron Graham Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Okay, call me slow, or whatever, but I’ve finally caught up to the latest hot thing on the web. Well, sort of. I’m talking about getting on the tweet train. That’s righ ... Read on »
Thoughts on more access spinning off of iPhone 3.0's accessibility by Ron Graham Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities I’ve still not even checked out the iPhone, with its new, whizbang 3.0 OS offering out-of-the-box accessibility, but I’m here to tell you that there is a lot more than buzz go ... Read on »
Apple gives iPhone accessibility for the blind and does it the right way by Ron Graham Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities In case you missed the groundbreaking news this week, the Apple Corporation has pounded the table and slammed its fist down, announcing heretofore unimagined accessibility f ... Read on »
The latest happenings on the Disability 411 podcast by Ron Graham Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities I want to catch you up on the latest happenings at one of my favorite podcasts, Disability 411, Hosted by Beth Case. On the home page, the first posting you will see ... Read on »