Category Archives: Assistive Technology

Avaz Reader Helps Children With Dyslexia Read At Their Own Pace — Assistive Technology Blog

MDA Avaz Reader, built in association with the Madras Dyslexia Association, is an app that helps and encourages children with Dyslexia to read independently by offering various features and techniques, and a clean, distraction free interface. A user can either … Continue reading

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WeWalk Is A White Cane Accessory That Changes How Blind People Navigate — Assistive Technology Blog

A new startup, WeWalk, which recently graduated from the Microsoft for Startups program, is making waves in the assistive technology world. WeWalk has invented a product by the same name that attaches to a regular white cane that not only … Continue reading

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Occupational Therapy & Assistive Technology for Persons with Diabetes and Visual Impairment

November is National Diabetes Month  Providing Occupational Therapy and Assistive Technology for Persons with Diabetes and Visual Impairment November is National Diabetes Month, and for OT’s providing services to adults and children, diabetic care may be part of your therapy … Continue reading

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Alexa, “What am I Holding?” – Amazon Show and Tell Feature

Alexa’s skills as offered in the Amazon Show or Echo devices continue to expand offering more and more including universal design services for the general public and individuals with disabilities. A recent email sharing “What’s New with Alexa?” featured the … Continue reading

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Assistive Technology for Kids who Experienced Trauma — Michigan Assistive Technology (AT) Program Blog

By Aimee Sterk, LMSW, MATP Staff I’m working on a trauma certificate and recently attended a symposium on Somatic Experience therapy for children who have experienced trauma. The presenter, Maggie Kline, LMFT, explained that for young children (birth to 18 … Continue reading

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Portable Reading Tool Options, Smartphone or Handheld Device – What’s Your Pick?

A variety of portable reading tools are available with fairly good recognition and improved text to speech voices for quick access to print using text to speech.  While many individuals rely on their smartphones for accessing print with text to … Continue reading

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Visual or Vibrating Alert Devices — AT3 Center News & Tips

Ten gadgets to help you stay safe, on time, and informed with a hearing impairment via Visual or Vibrating Alert Devices — AT3 Center News & Tips Great list of suggested devices for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. … Continue reading

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