WinBridge WB003 Voice Amplifier

WinBridge WB003 Voice Amplifier: You’ve probably seen people using a voice amplifier when they’re giving a tour, teaching a course, or speaking at a special event.  However, did you know a voice amplifier, such as the WinBridge WB003 can also be a vital piece of assistive technology? Individuals with certain conditions, such as muscular dystrophy, may not […]

3 Text-to-Speech Apps

Text-to-speech technology is a game changer for those who are otherwise unable to communicate with those around them.  For today’s blog, I wanted to introduce you all to three text-to-speech apps. 3 Text-to-Speech Apps The following apps are available on both Android and Apple devices. 1. Predictable: Predictable is an award-winning app for people with speech […]

Creating a Social Experience Through Video Games

People with disabilities can need assistance in many different ways – getting trained for and finding a good job, communicating with others and even negotiating some of the basic necessities of life. But some have chosen to provide a helping hand by making video games more accessible. One of the foremost in this field is […]

The Future of Braille

Why use Braille? Technological developments are bringing more and more assistance to those who are blind or have visual impairment. A standard iPhone ships with the VoiceOver screen reader app, allowing users to have information read to them. Speech synthesizers, once infamous for their robotic and sometimes difficult-to-understand timbre, have become more and more naturalistic. […]

Voice Banking Allows People to Communicate Using Their Own Speech

There are many assistive technologies available today to help people who have some sort of speech impairment, known collectively as the Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) field. Usually these communications involve some type of computer-generated speech, or recordings of common sayings performed by an actor. Voice banking is one option that lets those who can […]

National Cristina Foundation Connects Nonprofits with Technology

When the National Cristina Foundation was established three decades ago, nobody had yet come up with the term “digital divide.” But that’s what their mission has been for more than 30 years: to connect nonprofit groups with technology needs to donors of reusable hardware so the disadvantaged can have access to computers, mobile devices and […]