Category Archives: Low Vision/ Blindness

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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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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Connect 12 electronic magnifier (new generation) — The Assistive Technology Daily

The Connect 12 Magnifier from Humanware offers a portable tablet with accessories for close and distance magnification. AT Daily shares this new digital magnifier. Connect 12 Lightweight, sturdy and extremely portable1 12-inch full HD touchscreen Live HD magnification from 1-24x … 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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Titan Note – A New Note Taking Tool

Looking for a new type of note taking tool that will record, translate to text and share it ? The Titan Note may be your answer! The Titan Note is a new digital recording, audio to text conversion and summarizing tech … Continue reading

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Accessing Print on the Fly with Mobile Devices and Apps with OCR and Text to Speech

Apps with text to speech are nothing new. Many apps with text to speech are available for mobile devices to access print on the fly for individuals with visual, learning or cognitive disabilities as may be required in a academic , home setting or in the community. … 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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