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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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iPhone Case System with Swappable Modules – An Option for AAC Users?

Otterbox cases have been the mobile device case choice for most of our clients mobile device recommendations. Otterbox cases provide a protection, good quality yet remain somewhat slim.  Of course their is never a one size fits all for our clients pending their needs, however … Continue reading

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Holiday Apps for Preschoolers

Here are a few apps that provide some preschool educational or mobile app touch learning with a holiday theme. Certainly there are more, however these are currently free (time line for free is unknown…). Whether for learning shapes, focused attention, language … Continue reading

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iPhone 6 Armband for One Handed Access

A client recently evaluated for his assistive technology needs required access to an AAC app to augment his communication using one hand and arm due to motor impairment of his non-dominant arm. The client has gross movements of their non-dominant hand and … Continue reading

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App Screens For Autism With 94 Percent Accuracy, Researchers Say — The Assistive Technology Daily

As posted on The Assistive Technology Daily… Wenyao Xu, left, an assistant professor of computer science and engineering at the University at Buffalo, and undergraduate Kun Woo Cho show a smartphone with the autism screening app they are developing. The … Continue reading

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Looking for Flexible, On Demand OT Continuing Education?

There are many continuing education opportunities available for OT’s with many online opportunities. Several months ago I subscribed to Occupational Therapy.com for an annual fee of $99. The continuing education and have had positive experiences with the courses enrolled. As … Continue reading

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