AM127 – RayGO

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Hey there! Welcome to Accessibility Minute, your weekly look at Assistive Technology.  Those clever tools and devices designed to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing or other special needs. Project RAY is a company on a mission to make smart devices more accessible to all, especially […]

ATU204 – Tongue Mapping, Daredevil on Netflix, Free K-12 Android Apps, RESNA early bird registration, ATIA call for papers, Functional Communication System Lite

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Your weekly dose of information that keeps you up to date on the latest developments in the field of technology designed to assist people with disabilities and special needs. Show notes: Tongue Mapping: JJ Moritz & Dr Leslie Stone, Colorado State University ATFAQ show with Brian Norton www.ATFAQShow.com […]

Samsung’s DOWELL app makes smartphones more accessible

For some individuals with mobility impairments, “simple” taps and swipes on a smartphone screen can be quite challenging.  Samsung Electronics has come up with a potential solution to help make their smartphones more accessible to these users, an application called DOWELL.  DOWELL is an app that will allow said users to operate their smartphones with existing assistive computer products such […]

Changing Expectations through Sport

Writer: Tiffany Whisner, Coles Marketing Back in the 70s, Ross Lilley was a bigtime windsurfer. A tough sport to break into, this surface water sport combines elements of surfing and sailing, and it requires technique, balance, strength and determination. An ordained minister, Lilley made “radical inclusion” a life mission, believing it wasn’t worth taking the […]

VisiTalks: Connecting Deaf and Hearing People

Communication between deaf and hearing individuals can be quite challenging.  Fortunately, there are devices already available to help knock this communication barrier down such as Uni by MotionSavvy.  There is also another piece of technology in production called VisiTalks. According to its website, VisiTalks is the first of its kind as it is a unique combination of software and hardware which allows […]

Monday Tech Tip: Xfinity X1 Accessible Features

Belva Smith, Assistive Technology Specialist and Vision/Sensory Team Lead at Easter Seals Crossroads, shows us how to turn on and off the accessible features on the Xfinity X1 operation system, which will read aloud the cable guide and settings. Check it out here:   Belva Smith mentions that the Comcast remote was discussed in a past Assistive […]

AM126 – Driverless Cars and People with Disabilities

Podcast: Play in new window | Download 126-04-17-15 – Driverless Cars Hey there! Welcome to Accessibility Minute, your weekly look at Assistive Technology–those clever tools and devices designed to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing or other special needs. Welcome to the future, or should I say the near future, of driving! […]