Guest Author - Dean Ingalls
The Matilda Ziegler Magazine for the Blind is a magazine published especially for the Blind and Visually Impaired since 1907. The magazine offers a source for blindness news concerning all topics dealing with vision issues.
The magazine includes the following sections:
1. Reader forums that allow readers to post comments or ask questions about articles posted in the magazine.
2. Feature articles on all topics vision related from recipes for healthy vision to convention happenings and new assistive technology such as a talking checkbook program.
3. The magazine contains up-to-date information on events concerning blindness such as seminars or convention convening around the country.
4. Blind service organizations – the magazine partners with several different organizations that offer services to the visually impaired/blind. The site provides contact information to each of the organizations listed on the webpage.
5. Technology – The magazine offers connections to a list of several different companies that provide assistive technology to the visually impaired. The list of vendors offers products from all areas of blindness from magnification programs to screen reader technology.
6. Pen pals – The magazine provides readers an opportunity to meet other subscribers by becoming a pen pal. The website provides a sign-up form allowing the submission of a reader’s information, which, is used to match the reader with an appropriate pen pal. The information required is the readers name, short message, address or e-mail to participate in the program.
7. Audio – The magazine site contains an audio player program that allows the reader to choose a copy of a published magazine then, press play on the audio player and simply listen as the audio player presents the contents of the magazine.
8. Archives – The magazine site contains a vast listing of the past articles stored in the archives folder. The site contains a list of tags in alphabetical order making the location of an article simple.
I enjoy visiting the Matilda Ziegler Magazine for the Blind site a couple of times a month. The magazine helps keep a visually impaired individual up-to-date concerning vision issues. The feature articles contain interesting, fun to read, informative and up-to-date information.
One of the articles in this month’s publication by John Christie titled, “The Talking checkbook” is informative and introduces a new form of banking technology for the blind. Banking issues for the visually impaired have improved with new technology and if you are dealing with problems with finances then, the talking checkbook program maybe the answer to your banking issue. The program is user friendly and compatible with most computer systems. The talking checkbook program allows an individual to manage several different accounts.
If you are looking for a magazine for the visually impaired then check out the Matilda Ziegler Magazine for the Blind.