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Windows 7 and Vista Explained

A guide for blind and partially sighted users

Windows 7 and Vista Explained front cover. Link to bigger image.Dr Sarah Morley Wilkins and Steve Griffiths
Published by Royal National Institute of Blind People, Peterborough, UK, 2009
© Sarah Morley Wilkins 2009

"An invaluable resource for PC users who are blind or visually impaired and a source of greater insight for readers looking at the screen." - Rob Sinclair, Director of Accessibility, Microsoft

This is the only book you'll need to learn about Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Vista from a non-visual perspective. It is designed to empower blind and partially sighted computer users, IT trainers and support staff.

Award-winning Dr Sarah Morley Wilkins and co-author Steve Griffiths have produced 'Windows 7 and Vista Explained', the fifth in Sarah's internationally successful series of books, which continues to fill an important gap in the Microsoft Windows literature.

A tactile image showing
the new Windows 7 Start Menu.

Photo caption: A tactile image showing the new Windows 7 Start Menu.

The clear and friendly explanatory style, together with accessible images, takes you through the basics of computer terminology and Windows concepts, and into the more advanced functionality of Windows 7 and Windows Vista, giving you a thorough grounding in these operating systems.

Together with the keyboard commands given throughout you'll be more comfortable and more productive working with your PC, whether you're using speech, braille or screen magnification.

To give you a flavour of the contents and writing style, you can read the following extracts from the book:

You can learn more about getting started with Windows 7 on the RNIB website.

Listen to an interview with the authors (MP3, 16MB) broadcast on RNIB's Insight Radio on 19 May 2010. Interviewer: Simon Pauley.

Sarah Morley Wilkins with co-author
Steve Griffiths in 2009.  Sarah recording the Preface for the
audio version of the book in RNIB's Peterborough recording studio.

Photo captions: left, Sarah Morley Wilkins with co-author Steve Griffiths in 2009; right, Sarah recording the Preface for the audio version of the book in RNIB's Peterborough recording studio.

Pricing

Book formats (£29.99/$45 any format)

  • Clear print (14-point Arial, includes images)
  • Braille
  • Audio (standard CDDA)
  • Multimedia CD (contains full text and audio DAISY with DAISY player, HTML and braille-ready editions)

Image formats (£17.99/$28 any format)

  • Large print images
  • Braille tactile images

Distributors and translations

See the list of distributors or the RNIB online shop. Please note that export prices are likely to be higher than those listed here; contact distributors for details of prices in other countries.

Hungarian translation - available from January 2014 from the 'Informatika a Látássérültekért' Alapítvány - IT Foundation for the Blind and Visually Impaired:

The Royal National Institute of Blind People and National Braille Press are authorised distributors providing these materials at subsidised rates. If you find these materials for sale at higher prices elsewhere, please contact the author.