Category Archives: Accessibility

What Styluses are Available for Mobile Devices Presently?

 What styluses are available these day? Questions about styluses are often posted. Styluses have come and gone  with some reappearing after reorganization of some of the vendors. Here is a review of some favorite styluses for big and little fingers … Continue reading

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Converting Hard Copy Text to Digital Format

I can’t tell you how often I talk with clients about methods of converting hard copy text/papers to digital format for purposes of accessing information using text to speech, completing forms or for organizational reasons. Whatever the reason there are … Continue reading

Posted in Accessibility, Accessories, Android, App Reviews, Apps for OT's, Apps for Special Needs, Assistive Technology, Cause and Effect apps, iPad, iPhone, OCR, Organization, Reading, Scanning, Text to Speech | 4 Comments

AWARE App – Creating Location Services Indoors

We are all familiar with GPS systems and most likely use it regularly to assist with locating businesses, homes and other attractions by address or GPS guides us to an address  or location, an essential tool for those of us who travel to and … Continue reading

Posted in Accessibility, Activities of Daily Living, Android, App Reviews, Apps for OT's, Assistive Technology, Environmental Control, Intellectual Disability, Low Vision/ Blindness, Maps, Mobile Device Use, Occupational Therapy, Special Needs, Uncategorized, Wearable technology | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

GPII – Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure  

For you OT Techies – Are you familiar with the Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure or  GPII initiative? Thanks to The Assistive Technology Daily for sharing this new development of Cloud4All  and Prosperity4All  and other international agencies and businesses who have partnered … Continue reading

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Tar Heel Gameplay – accessible video games! — Jane Farrall Consulting

I’m very excited to say that there is a new option in the Tar Heel family – Tar Heel Gameplay! Tar Heel Gameplay lets you create a timed switch version of most videos. You can link to a video on … Continue reading

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On the Cheap – Adjustable Stand for Your Computer, Keyboard and Mouse

Portable, Adjustable Computer/Keyboard/Mouse Stand Looking for a inexpensive sit to stand solution for positioning a keyboard, laptop or mobile device? I  recently purchased the   Readaeer ® stand,  a portable,  adjustable computer /keyboard and mouse stand as a sit to stand component … Continue reading

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Voice Activated Phone — The Assistive Technology Daily

From the The Assistive Technology Daily This voice dialing phone includes 3 voice commands and 17 remaining name and number memories. It also includes the convenient pre-dialing feature that speaks the numbers before dialing. It contains 80 talking CID numbers … Continue reading

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