"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.
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.
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.
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.