VOIP for Blind and Vision-Impaired
Ham Radio Operators


     This article is for blind and vision-impaired amateur radio operators who are interested in using VOIP applications for hams. It describes three computer software applications that licensed amateurs can use to connect with other hams over the Internet. The article will give you an idea of what it's like to use each application and what computing skills are required.

The programs, which were chosen because they are easy to use, are

      EchoLink, a popular, versatile ham communication tool;

      EchoShack, a user interface that makes EchoLink more
          accessible for hams with vision problems; and

      CQ100, an application that connects to simulated ham bands
          on the Internet.

Computer requirements and conclusions are on page 5.


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