Category Archives: Activities of Daily Living

Technology for Sound Sensitivity

Sensitivity to sound, often referred to as auditory defensiveness or hyperacusis, can be a socially isolating condition hindering social participation for many of our clients or students. The Friendship Circle identifies different types of noise sensitivities as described in the … Continue reading

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OrCam MyEye 2.0 – “A Game Changer”

A recent AT assessment with a client with low vision explored both computer based and handheld magnification tools as well as text to speech tools that would help her access print required of her online classes. Reading hard copy print (textbooks) is also … 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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ELI Envision A Low Vision Identification System for ADL’s or Work Place Tasks!

Identifying personal or work related materials can be a challenge for individual with low vision. I recently stumbled upon ELI Envision labeling system, an iOS and Android app using low cost special programmable labels with a mobile device that can be customized … Continue reading

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Liftware Level, a Motorized Spoon

Reblogged from The Assistive Technology Daily   Liftware Level By now, you must have seen or heard about this new steady spoon/ utensil that lets people with hand tremors eat without spilling and dropping their food. Liftware Level, a new … Continue reading

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Tecla | Access technology hands-free — The Assistive Technology Daily

Reblogged from The Assistive Technology Daily, TECLA- E provides access to tablets, smartphones and smart home automation systems. Read on for more information about what TECLA can do… WHO IS TECLA FOR? Tecla is for anyone who can’t easily use a … Continue reading

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LED Handrails for the Visually Impaired

There are a many exciting  innovations emerging for individuals with low vision and blindness, from environmental supports to sophisticated new wearables. The Assistive Technology Daily shares LED handrails that can guide the traveler in the direction of the walkway or stairs in … Continue reading

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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

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Tech Toolbox™

Thanks to the The Assistive Technology Daily blog for offers the latest tech resources for individuals with disability. One of their recent posts features The Arc’s Tech Toolbox™ , an online resource to find, share, rate and review technology for … Continue reading

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Flip Writer AAC – Available Again and Free!

Flip Writer AAC app   is a communication tool for individuals with hearing and speech disorder who benefit from text based information for the iPhone and iPad.  The app also features  high quality text to speech, providing a voice to those with a speech … Continue reading

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