Blind accessing Technology Specialists

A black bat standing with its wings spred wearing white tenis shues and sunglasses. He is holding a white cane.

Welcome to the Blind accessing Technology Specialists!

The BATS society was formed from a number of conversations between various blind people working in the accessibility industry wanting to know better ways to use the tools of our trade. Quickly, we realized that blind people in other roles like software development also wanted a place to share ideas, tools, and tips on how to work as a blind professional.

At the 2016 CSUN conference on disability and technology, Birkir Gunnarsson and Lucy Greco presented a talk called Strike of the Bats to introduce others to the idea and gauge interest in membership, and so it began. BATS was established as the Blind Accessibility Testers Society but has grown and expanded in scope. We are now known as the Blind accessing Technology Specialists.

On this site, we hope to create a rich library of tutorials and tips for how to use technical tools and workarounds for visual interfaces.

If you’re a blind individual that would like to contribute to the ongoing conversation between the bats, please subscribe to our mailing list at: Blind Bats Mailing List
Please be sure to use the “Message to the Moderator” box when subscribing as blank applications will be discarded.

Welcome to our society!