Andrew Leibs



St. John's University

University of New Hampshire


Assistive Technology

Mac and iOS


Visual impairment technology


  • Author of  "A Field Guide for the Sight-Impaired Reader."
  • Writer of over 3,000 articles with a focus on technology that makes communication and reading more accessible.
  • MA in writing from the University of New Hampshire.


Andrew Leibs was a writer for Lifewire for three years covering the subject of assistive technology. Leibs' first book, "A Field Guide for the Sight-Impaired Reader" (Greenwood Press) explored technologies that blind and visually impaired students can use to develop a world of reading. Many of the solutions Leibs profiled are becoming popular among readers with a range of learning and print disabilities.

Andrew Leibs is a longtime chronicler of the Disability Movement and an award-winning author of three books and over 3,000 articles with a particular interest in technology that makes communication and reading more accessible.

Leibs' writings on assistive technology, accessibility, and disability have appeared in: The Boston Globe, Careers & the DisABLED, Dialogue, Disability Studies Quarterly, Exceptional Parent, Learning Ally's Teacher's Aide, San Francisco Examiner, and on

He is a feature writer for the Western University of Health Sciences.


Leibs earned a Bachelor's in English from St. John's University in Jamaica, New York. He attended graduate school at the University of New Hampshire, where he earned a Master of Arts in writing. 

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