ZooMe Auto-Flex Folding Travel Scooter

While attending a wedding this weekend, I met a gentleman who had a stroke which left him unable to walk very well.  He rented a scooter while he was in town to help him get around easier.  However, the scooter was unable to be lifted onto the shuttle bus, leaving him unable to take the […]

AM251 – Micro-Speak Plus Talking Voice Recorder

Podcast: Play in new window | Download 251-09-08-17 Micro-Speak Plus Talking Voice Recorder 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! It’s officially time to head back to school!  If you’re […]

Nearby Explorer App

Yesterday I discussed a handful of apps that are fully accessible using VoiceOver.  One I didn’t discuss is Nearby Explorer, which is a GPS app for people who are blind. Nearby Explorer is yet another app from the American Printing House for the Blind (APH).  (If you’re unfamiliar with APH, it is a nonprofit that offers thousands […]

5 popular apps using VoiceOver

VoiceOver is a built-in screen reader found on Apple devices.  When using VoiceOver, users can access Macintosh or iOS devices with spoken descriptions and, when using the Mac, the keyboard.  This has made the devices accessible for users with visual impairments, as well as those with dyslexia. If you visit the App Store now on […]

Free rides for children with disabilities to commemorate World Duchenne Awareness Day

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a “genetic disorder characterized by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness.”  It affects 1 in 3,500 newborn boys, and in rare cases can even affect girls.  September is Duchenne Action Month, and this Thursday, September 7th, is World Duchenne Awareness Day. To commemorate Duchenne Awareness Day, Metaverse Entertainment is offering free […]