Category Archives: Accessibility

Perkin’s E-Learning – Choosing the Appropriate Video Magnifier

In the school system, selection of video magnifiers are typically reserved to the Teachers of the Visually Impaired. Their expertise on the needs of the student,  core curriculum and expanded core curriculum tasks make them best suited to select the AT … Continue reading

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Seeing AI App – Update Offers New Recognition Tools

The Seeing AI iOS app (free) developed by Microsoft brought a variety of object recognition tools to mobile devices. The first version offered text and object recognition via text to speech. Although not perfect, the Seeing AI app provides remarkable accuracy … Continue reading

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OrCam My Reader and My Eyes for Text, Facial and Product Recognition

  Advances in optical character recognition (OCR),  object recognition, artificial intelligence and computer vision has resulted in remarkable, new products to aid individuals with visual impairments. One such new device, the OrCam, provides a variety of features allowing OCR and … Continue reading

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Object Recognition Apps – What Apps Might Work for Individuals with Learning or Intellectual Disabilities?

  The science of object recognition  continues to evolve combining the science of artificial intelligence, computer vision and cloud based networks providing  greater recognition accuracy of objects and entities. Application of this science to apps have also become increasingly available on mobile devices for consumers with … Continue reading

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Hot Virtual Keyboard – Virtual On-Screen Keyboard for Windows-Based Devices — The Assistive Technology Daily

Virtual on-screen keyboard for any taste Replace Windows On-Screen Keyboard with Hot Virtual Keyboard and start typing like a pro in just minutes! Hot Virtual Keyboard packs a number of advanced features to make on-screen typing faster, easier and more … Continue reading

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Live Caption — The Assistive Technology Daily

Live Caption Live Caption Using voice recognition software, you can connect with the world again. Stay in the conversation with Live Caption. Need help understanding the waiter at your favorite restaurant? When you download this app, they can speak directly … Continue reading

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Assistive Listening Devices For Hearing Loss People — Hearing Loss and Solution

For young and elderly clients, hearing may be a barrier in your OT practice. There are so many types of Assistive Listening Devices (ALD)  available today for individuals with hearing loss, it is important to be somewhat familiar and also … Continue reading

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