AM250 – Draw2Measure Protractor App

Podcast: Play in new window | Download 250-09-01-17 Draw2Measure Protractor App Hey there! Welcome to episode number 250 of Accessibility Minute!  Woo hoo! This is 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! American Printing House for […]

Micro-Speak Plus Talking Digital Voice Recorder

It’s that time of year again: time to go back to school!  If you’re searching for a tool to help you or your child out this school year, look no further than the Micro-Speak Plus Talking Digital Voice Recorder. The Micro-Speak Plus Talking Digital Voice Recorder combines smart design with easy-to-use navigation.  It includes software […]

Refreshabraille 18

Last week, I introduced the Orbit Reader 20, which is an affordable ($449) refreshable braille display.  If you’re looking to compare, another available braille display is the Refreshabraille 18. The Refreshabraille 18 is a “unique handheld refreshable braille display and braille keyboard for desktop computers and mobile devices.” Although the device has been around for […]

Talking Typer App

American Printing House for the Blind is the world’s largest nonprofit organization creating educational, workplace, and independent living products and services for people who are visually impaired.  One of their products which has been around for years is Talking Typer.  In April, they brought the Talking Typer app to the App Store! The original Talking Typer […]

AM249 – Orbit Reader 20

Podcast: Play in new window | Download 249-08-25-17 Orbit Reader 20 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! Did you know braille books are nearly a square foot in size, […]

Orbit Reader 20

Did you know braille books are nearly a square foot in size, and the average novel spans several volumes?  To make books more accessible and portable, Perkins Library introduced the Orbit Reader 20 earlier this month.  The Orbit Reader 20 is a brand new, refreshable braille display that makes books readily available like a Kindle. At […]