Tag Archives: Accessibility

iFaraday Styluses

The Faraday Website and Caduceus Stylus is Back! I had a number of contacts from readers about the links to the Faraday Caduceus Stylus not working, and searches for its existence leading to a disappearing website. Good news, contact with the developer and creator … Continue reading

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sComm – Freedom Through CommunicationD

The UbiDuo 2 Wireless, and UbiDuo 2 Wired – the solution for face-to-face communication for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.scomm.com Do you work with deaf clients or co-workers? If your work setting is a hospital or … Continue reading

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Pictello meets Tar Heel Reader

Ever heard of Tar Heel Reader? It’s a wonderful collection of free books on a wide range of topics, founded by the Center for Literacy and Disability Studies. From now on, you can import and enhance Tar Heel Reader stories … 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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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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Sixth Digit – Adaptive Stylus for Quadriplegics

Sixth Digit Thanks to Josh Smith’s ingenuity,  there are additional options for access to touch screens, buttons and small target points for those with limited hand function. The mechanical engineer created the Sixth Digit Stylus out of necessity following a C 5 … Continue reading

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What’s the Write App?

I was excited to be invited to participate in the Appy Hour at AOTA’s 95th Annual Convention in Nashville Tennessee. So I am enjoying the convention, the speakers and the vendors hall – I can’t believe the all the vendors present! Amazing! Our Appy … Continue reading

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