Screenshot or Fire Tablet with Show Mode option

Monday Tech Tip: Show Mode on Fire Tablet

Brian Norton, Director of Assistive Technology, at Easterseals Crossroads show us how to use the Show Mode feature on a Fire Tablet to turn the tablet into an Echo Show so you can control the device with voice commands. Check it out here: Click here to learn more about Show Mode.  

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Monday Tech Tip: Read Aloud

Brian Norton, Director of Assistive Technology, at Easterseals Crossroads shows us Read Aloud, which is a Google Chrome extension that allows a user to use text-to-speech technology that will convert webpages to audio. Users can also use Read Aloud to read PDFs, Google Docs, Google Play books, Amazon, Kindle, and EPUB out loud. This free […]

screenshot of Lookout by Google extention logo

Monday Tech Tip: Lookout by Google

Brian Norton, Director of Assistive Technology, at Easterseals Crossroads shows us Lookout for Google, which enables individuals with low vision or blindness to scan food labels and identify them and scan barcodes, read text in documents, identify currency, and provides information about objects using the phone’s camera. Check it out here: Click here to learn […]

Google Voice Typing logo

Monday Tech Tip: Google Voice Typing

Brian Norton, Director of Assistive Technology, at Easterseals Crossroads shows us Google Voice Typing, which is a feature in the Chrome browser that allows a user to use voice commands to type in Google Docs. Check it out here: Click here to learn more about Google Voice Typing.  

screen shot of VoiceView Screen Reader setting in accessibility features on Echo Show

Monday Tech Tip: VoiceView for Echo Show

Brian Norton, Director of Assistive Technology, at Easterseals Crossroads shows us the VoiceView feature, which is a screen reader that is built into Echo devices and allows individuals with vision impairments to used the device as VoiceView reads the screen. Check it out here: Click here to learn more about VoiceView.