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Databases for Visually Impaired

Posted on 31 July 2006 at 12:10 pm
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  • Anonymous
    31 July 2006 at 12:10 pm #2519

    Does anyone know of any contacts/fundraising databases that are accessible to visually impaired people?

    The only one we have found is Progress who claim to be the first company to develop their database to be compatible with screen reading software such as Jaws. Progress was updated in conjunction with Action For Blind People to offer this accessibility. In order to have a database that can be used by our blind members of staff and volunteers it looks like we will have to spend 15K on Progress when all we need is a basic system to record service users, volunteers and look after donations and membership.

    As Progress claim to be the first does anyone know of a second or third database to have this accessibility?

    Chris Dennis
    Cornwall Blind Association

    2 August 2006 at 4:55 pm #8716

    Hi, I use JAWS and just really set up my own database using excel.

    I had a go with Progress and struggled a bit, so found it faster and easier with excel.

    Much also depends on how good your VI staff/users are with JAWS.

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