ATU222 – 21st Century Communications & Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) with AFB’s Mark Richert, Stephen Hawking’s Voice Software Goes Open Source, Windows 10 Accessibility Criticized by NFB, Emergency Communication App for People with Autism

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21st Century Communications & Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) with AFB’s Mark Richert

Intel releases Stephen Hawking’s speech synthesiser software online http://buff.ly/1Jhjwft

An App for Emergency Communication created by a man with Autism http://buff.ly/1Egt8u0

From the NFB: Installers Beware! Microsoft Drops the Ball on Accessibility in Windows 10 | National Federation of the Blind http://buff.ly/1V7uI5U

VA Guide for assisting people who are blind or visually impaired: http://vce.health.mil/MHSHome/Reference-Center/Fact-Sheets/2015/01/28/Caring-for-Patients-Who-Are-Blind-or-Visually-Impaired-Inpatient

App: Object Identification www.BridgingApps.org

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MARK RICHERT: Hi, this is Mark Richert , with the American Foundation for the Blind, with your Assistive Technology Update.

WADE WINGLER: Hi, this is Wade Wingler with the INDATA Project at Easter Seals Crossroads in Indiana with your Assistive Technology Update, a 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.

Welcome to episode number 222 of Assistive Technology Update. It’s scheduled to be released on August 28 of 2015.

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