Monday Tech Tip: iOS built in screen reader options (speak selection & speak screen)

Brian Norton, Manager of Clinical Assistive Technology, at Easter Seals Crossroads, shows us shows us two iOS built in screen reader options: speak selection and speak screen.

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AM141 – Birdhouse for Autism

Podcast: Play in new window | Download 141-07-24-15 Birdhouse for Autism 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! Are you raising a child with autism, or know someone who is?  There […]

ATU217 – AT in Alaska and Hawaii, Nike makes shoes for a boy with Cerebral Palsy, Honda’s walking assist device, Swim American Red Cross App

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: Assistive Technology in Alaska and Hawaii with Mystie Rail and Barbara Fischlowitz-Leong | http://www.atlaak.org/ | http://humanservices.hawaii.gov/vocationalrehab How […]

Mother from Indianapolis develops Lectio, an app for dyslexia

“Have you ever heard the expression, ‘Necessity is the mother of all invention?’ Well, it’s true,” says Kris Parmelee.  Parmelee is an Indianapolis mother of a son with dyslexia, a learning disorder affecting at least 10-15% of the nation’s population.  After several years of watching her son struggle with reading, Parmelee founded and developed Lectio, an app […]

A, B, Cs of Dyslexia Education

Writer: Tiffany Whisner, Coles Marketing Do you have trouble telling the difference between “b” and “d,” or are you confused with words that sound similar, like celery and salary? These are some of the “red flags” of dyslexia — a learning disability affecting about one in five people, or 20 percent of the population. With […]

Lightweight robotic glove provides grasp to those with limited hand mobility

Engineers at Harvard University have developed a soft robotic glove that grants individuals with limited hand mobility the ability to grip and pick up objects.  This glove could help an estimated 6.8 million people in the United States with hand mobility issues, such as those with a progressive disability, stroke, or old age. There are so many tasks often taken […]

AM140 – Abilipad App

Podcast: Play in new window | Download 140-07-17-15 Abilipad App 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! There is an ever-growing list of apps available to help individuals with special needs.  One example is Abilipad. […]

ATU216 – Comcast talking guide, Blackboard accessibility, Lego attachments for prosthetic limbs, Steve Gleason Act update, On the Hill with Audrey Busch

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: Tom Wlodkowski, Comcast Vice President of Accessibility | www.comcast.com/accessibility The Blackboard Online Coursework and Learning Environment: […]