Tech Tip: Ruby HD XL

by Laura M on July 28, 2014

Greg Blackman from Eye Can See shows us the new Ruby HD video magnifier by Freedom Scientific.  Check it out!

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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:

Dr. Tim Bunnell, Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Director, Center for Pediatric Auditory and Speech Sciences | www.modeltalker.com

Cherokee language now available in Braille http://buff.ly/1rtSBHb

Social media and tech sites must be accessible to everyone – TechRepublic http://buff.ly/1rtRsPU

IBM names West accessibility chief | ZDNet http://buff.ly/1pbrV9w

App: Kahn Academy www.BridgingApps.org

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The Evolution of Elevators

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