Category Archives: Physical Disability Tool

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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SayIt! App

                                         SayIt App!                                               Looking for a quick text based AAC app that can speak out loud? SayIt! … Continue reading

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Visual Tracking / Motor Coordination Apps for Adults

  A recent email from Kate A. requested suggested app for visual motor reaction time for home programming after use of Dynavision in the clinic. Although, I am not a user of the Dynavision, and using a mobile device, a much smaller … Continue reading

Posted in Adults, Android, Apps for OT's, Fine Motor Development, Home Programming, iPad, Occupational Therapy, Physical Disability Tool, Rehabilitation, Research, Visual Motor | Leave a comment

What Styluses are Available for Mobile Devices Presently?

 What styluses are available these day? Questions about styluses are often posted. Styluses have come and gone  with some reappearing after reorganization of some of the vendors. Here is a review of some favorite styluses for big and little fingers … Continue reading

Posted in Accessibility, Accessories, Android, Assistive Technology, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Mobility Impairment, Occupational Therapy, Physical Disability Tool, Stylus | 1 Comment

Gyroglove for Tremor Management

Regain your independence. Sourced through Scoop.it from: gyrogear.co The Gyroglove is the mother of invention for a 103 year old woman with severe tremors. The innovator of the Gyroglove identified the lack of solutions resulting in the woman’s limitations with performing basic self-cares … Continue reading

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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

Posted in Accessibility, Adults, Adults with LD, Apps for OT's, Apps for Special Needs, Assistive Technology, AT for Handwriting, Google Chrome, Google Docs, Learning Disability, Mobility Impairment, Occupational Therapy, Physical Disability Tool, Special education, Special Needs, Universal Design for Learning, Voice Recognition | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Text to Speech Apps for OT’s with Mobile Devices

OT’s work in many different settings and the tools we use continue to be more mobile in nature. When speaking of use of mobile device use of OT’s, a poll in 2014 by AOTA¹ found more than half of the OT practitioners surveyed use … Continue reading

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