Are there any discussion lists that address technology access issues for people with blindness or visual impairments?

Updated January 31st, 2013

Web-based discussion lists (also known as listservs) are a useful way of keeping up-to-date with the latest trends In technology and web accessibility, as well as being a helpful forum to ask technology-related questions from other users and accessibility experts.

Following is a small sampling of the discussion lists concerned with access to electronic and information technology (E&IT) for people with blindness.

  • Freelists.org provides a searchable database of mailing lists for a variety of different interests.
  • Blind-Geek Zone mailing list links to various blindness related technology-oriented mailing lists on the internet.
  • Blind Vista Users is a Yahoo group dedicated to topics relating to the Windows Vista operating system.
  • Blind Windows 7 Users is a Yahoo group dedicated to topics relating to the Windows 7 operating system.
  • VIPhone is a Google group dedicated to topics relating to the Apple iPad and iPhone.
  • Eyes-Free is a Google group dedicated to topics relating to Android mobile phones.
  • Blinux-list is a list intended for discussion of Linux usage as it relates to the blind and visually impaired community.
  • Accessify Forum provides links to a number of forums, including web accessibility, general and project specific forums.
  • UACCESS-L (hosted by the Trace Center) is a list for discussion of universal access to information systems.
  • WebAIM Web Accessibility Forum Mailing List - The Web Accessibility Forum mailing list is for anyone interested in discussing Web accessibility issues. Individuals from all organizations and specialties are encouraged to join.
  • COATgroup is a FaceBook page dedicated to accessible communications and information technology.

Please Note: Due to the ever-changing nature of discussion groups and listservs, the continued availability or accuracy of these resources is not guaranteed. Using a web-based search engine will bring up many more options for people looking for specific resources.