Category Archives: Visual Impairment

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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Is the Dumb Phone the Smart Choice? — Low Vision Tech

The Low Vision Tech website shares recent information regarding phone choices for individual with low vision. I greatly appreciate Steven Kelley’s shared information from hispresentation at a recent AER conference and his detailed information and resources an experienced point of view. Check out … 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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The NEBO EYE shared by Assistive Technology at Easter Seals Crossroads

The folks at Easter Seals Crossroads shares another low tech AT tool for low vision clients or children as well as for older adults. Both low vision clients typically benefit from the right type of task lighting. Older adults over … Continue reading

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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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Typing on the iPad Pro 12.9 with SuperKeys App – Access for Individuals with Mobility Impairment 

The iPad Pro’s large 12.9″ now provides additional accessibility for individuals with motor and visual impairments previously a struggle for those who may have difficulty with multiple finger touch or using assistive touch features. A recent client, presenting speech, motor … Continue reading

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