Category Archives: Adults

Google Docs Voice Typing Tool

Did you know that a new Voice Typing tool is available in Google Docs (since September 2015) providing speech recognition as a option when using Google Chrome Browser? I may be the only one who was not aware of this new tool, … Continue reading

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Sunu Band | Smart-Watch

Sunu Band is a discreet smart-watch that uses sonar technology and haptic feedback to improve perception, orientation and navigation for those living with impaired sight.SMART-WATCH Discreetly tell time with Sunu’s haptic vibrating clock. ULTRASONIC SENSORSonar ‘look-ahead’ technology helps you sense … Continue reading

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Keyboard Accessibility for Individuals with Motor Impairment for Computers and Mobile Devices

Among the updates in the new iOS 9 operating system, offered late October 2015, are additional features for touch accommodations. These setting are wonderful additions to students with motor impairments but also highly relevant when working with adults with motor … Continue reading

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sComm – Freedom Through CommunicationD

The UbiDuo 2 Wireless, and UbiDuo 2 Wired – the solution for face-to-face communication for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.scomm.com Do you work with deaf clients or co-workers? If your work setting is a hospital or … Continue reading

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MOVER technology: Home-Based, Outpatient Physical Rehabilitation Programs – The Assistive Technology Daily

For war fighters recovering from traumatic brain injuries (TBI), the benefits of home-based, outpatient physical rehabilitation programs are numerous—they can exercise at home on their own schedules, be among family and friends and spend less time in treatment facilities. Sourced … Continue reading

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iPad Air 2 Cases with Keyboards for Senior Citizen with Low Vision

As new iPads with iOS 9 appear, the “Hey Siri” feature may make the need for keys for speech recognition obsolete, but until that time, some users may need that feature readily available on the keyboard. I recently evaluated a … Continue reading

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Gray Matter App Assists with Dementia Care

Although dementia is not my specialty, prior work in long term care settings and recent personal experience with my late mother has given me many opportunities with individuals who were in different stages of the disease. The recent experience with my … Continue reading

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Monitoring System Takes Stigma And Stress Out Of Aging Independently

For any senior who has cringed at the infamous “Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” ads, there’s a new product in store that can take the stigma out of aging, far more discreetly Sourced through Scoop.it from: Huffington Post … Continue reading

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Step-By-Step App from SOAR

  StepByStep app   for iPad, (free, in-app purchase for additional sequences) is a OT created app requiring sequencing clip art pictures of steps of activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living for children and adults. Steps of activities of daily living are … Continue reading

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STAC App for Cognitive Assessment

The STAC (Standardized Touchscreen Assessment of Cognition) App for iPad is an automated screening tool designed by Cognitive Innovation’s Simon Carson, OT/L, MBA and Heather Cole, MA CCC- SLP’s for health care professionals. The iPad app provides self-directed instruction of cognitive  tasks, reducing … Continue reading

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