Category Archives: Accessibility

Scanmarker Air Pen – A Digital Notetaking Tool

The Scanmarker Air pen is a wireless, OCR scanning pen. With scanning lines of print, the pen completes optical character recognition and transfers it to another source. Companion software installed on a computer (Mac or Windows) or iOS or Android … Continue reading

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Voice Dream Reader and Voice Dream Scanner Apps – At Home Special Bundle Price!

Voice Dream Reader app (iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad; Android) has been a long-standing favorite reading app offering text to speech and many customization settings to support individuals with a disability. As a mobile reading app, its advanced and customized settings … Continue reading

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The Simplest Video Call Ever-No Touchscreen for COVID-19! — ND Assistive

A huge kudos to Jeanne Krull of North Dakota Assistive Technology for sharing the Amazon Show as a hands free, touch free tool for video conferencing. Innovative methods of setting the devices up are also included to comply with social … Continue reading

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Connection in the Time of Social Distancing Part 2: Video Calling Apps for Smartphones and Tablets — ND Assistive

Video Calling Apps for Smartphones and Tablets Part 2 – from ND Assistive Technology According to statista.com 59% and 49% of adults age 65-69 and 70-74 respectively own a smartphone. As the ownership of smartphones in older adults above age … Continue reading

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Connection in the Time of Social Distancing Part 1: Phone Calls — ND Assistive

Although you might not be eligible to access this loan system, it provides great examples of what assistive technology for communication is available to individuals with sensory impairments. Check out the ND Assistive Technology Blog for their ideas. Want to … Continue reading

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T-Pull Door Closer Makes Opening & Closing Doors Easy For People With Disabilities — Assistive Technology Blog

T-Pull Door Closer Makes Opening & Closing Doors Easy For People With Disabilities For able bodied people, opening and closing a door is something that is never considered a chore. It’s easily done every time without putting much thought to … Continue reading

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OrCam Read – A Handheld Scan and Read Device with Amazing Accuracy!

Artificial intelligence is providing a whole new set of remarkable assistive technology tools. One new device is the OrCam Read device. With similar reading functions as the OrCam MyEye  glasses mounted scan and read device, the OrCam Read device is … Continue reading

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More Talking Books, Please! — Low Vision Tech

Having difficulty getting electronic books due to the COVID Pandemic?  The Low Vision Tech blogger shares instructions regarding downloading books using the BARD service. Check out the Low Vision Tech’s post to help you out. “I’m out of books, what … Continue reading

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Assistive Reading and Writing Software – Free Licenses Offered Through the End of the School Year

        As the mandatory shift to online instruction for all students occurs amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic, more vendors of assistive technology software have stepped up to support special needs students. The following developers of assistive technology software … Continue reading

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JAWS, ZoomText and Fusion Software – Free for Home Users (thru 6/30/2020)

The Coronavirus Pandemic has brought challenging situations and many vendors have stepped up and are generously providing free software to help people connect while working or staying safe at home. Freedom Scientific is one of those vendors offering free home … Continue reading

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