Category Archives: Accessibility

KNFB Reader App on Sale

KNFB Reader Sale – $59.99 until July 10, 2018. The KNFB Reader app is one of those staple apps for individuals with low vision or blindness and for some individuals with a learning disability. Its efficient and accurate scanning tool (however … Continue reading

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MiniGuide US: Haptic Feedback Device for the Blind — The Assistive Technology Daily

The Assistive Technology Daily provides a review of a new guide for individuals with visual impairment or deaf/blindness. MiniGuide US,  developed by the American Printing House for the Blind is a haptic feedback tools that uses ultrasound to detect objects … Continue reading

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Cyber Eyez M300 – smart glasses — Technology Options for Special Needs

The wearable technology options continue to expand providing more and more options for individuals with visual impairments. Check out the Cyber Eyez review as reposted from Technology for Special Needs. Smartglasses or smart glasses are wearable computer glasses that provide additional … Continue reading

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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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