Aaron Preece joined AFB in 2013 after serving as an intern with the organization. He authors articles for and assists in the production of AccessWorld®, AFB’s technology magazine, as well as operates AFB’s Information Center, where he provides information and resources to those with vision loss, their families and friends, professionals in the field of vision loss, and the general public.
Aaron has expertise in the use of desktop and mobile screen readers including the free and open source NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA) screen reader for Windows and the VoiceOver screen reader for iOS, as well as the TalkBack screen reader for Android and the ChromeVox screen reader on ChromeOS. As an individual with a visual impairment, Aaron has direct knowledge of using assistive technology in a variety of settings from employment and education to leisure and entertainment.
Aaron also assisted in the composition of AFB’s Learn NVDA video tutorials for the NVDA screen reader. Aaron has frequently spoken to groups and at conferences on various topics relating to visual impairment and accessibility. Topics include general information regarding assistive technology, the usability of healthcare devices, and game access for people with visual impairments. Aaron also serves on the board of trustees of the James H. and Alice Teubert Charitable Trust.
Aaron holds a bachelor of arts in history from Marshall University.