FingerReader: ring-like device helps visually impaired read

In recent years, it’s been noted that fewer than 10 percent of legally blind Americans read Braille.  And with this number steadily declining as the use of technology increases, what other options are available?  With advancements in technology, there are several devices already available to help individuals with visual impairments read.  However, individuals often encounter the two […]

8 great gardening tools for people with disabilities

The act of gardening offers many benefits to our planet as well as its vast population.  It is an activity that connects us to Mother Earth, provides us with both prismatic environments and nutritious goods, and is often a source of relaxation for most.  In sum, gardening positively affects our overall well-being, both inside and out.  However, the pastime, though very […]

Apps for Apraxia and Dysphagia

In last Thursday’s blog, I covered a few apps from Smarty Ears that may help individuals with aphasia, a condition which affects an individual’s ability to express and understand both written and spoken language.  Further, the company also offers helpful tools for individuals with other communication conditions including apraxia and dysphagia. APRAXIA The first few apps are helpful resources for apraxia, which […]

Smarty Ears: Apps for Aphasia

Over the past few years, the company Smarty Ears has aimed to help individuals with communication issues.  They have created several educational apps to help promote speech and language skills for individuals with aphasia, apraxia, dysphagia and more.  Visitors of the website will be able to search for apps by specific area including: AAC Aphasia Apps Apraxia Autism […]