A smart phone with ear buds attached lies on top of three CNIB Library CDs
The 1980's Onwards:

The Digital Age

The age of computers has generated a whole new set of digital tools and devices that vastly improve access to reading, literacy, and ultimately participation in society by people who are blind and partially sighted.  This section of the exhibit describes some of the most important of these game-changing devices including what many would argue is the most impactful one:  the advent of the iPhone and other smartphones. These pocket-sized, off-the-shelf computers that support large print, voice control, and screen reading allow users to read and navigate more independently than ever before. No one would pretend that having vision loss in a sighted world is easy.  But the technology surveyed in this section of the exhibit has done much to level the playing field for blind and partially sighted readers.