Category Archives: Low Vision/ Blindness

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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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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Dear Otto: How do I set the default font on MS Word

Thanks to Jacqui Murray for her quick answer to a question asked often about setting default fonts in MS Word. As an OT and ATP working with a variety of individuals with disabilities on the computer often requires addressing and … 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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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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Be My Eyes | Remote Help for the Blind – The Assistive Technology Daily

Be My Eyes is an app that allows blind people to request remote help from a sighted person when needed. As scooped from Assistive Technology Daily : http://attraining.org/atdaily/2015/02/11/remote-help/ Assistive Technology Daily share a new iOS app that provides human assistance … Continue reading

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