iOS 14 accessibility features

Apple iOS 14 Changes the Game for Accessibility

This month, Apple released one of its biggest iOS updates yet — iOS 14. “Fortunately, this new version of the iOS operating system is beneficial for people of all levels of ability,” said Brian Norton, director of assistive technology at Easterseals Crossroads. “What’s convenient to some is vital to others, and Apple clearly understands that […]

Suno App – Be My Ears

Apple offers an app designed to help the special needs community with their communication needs. An app called Suno allows the deaf-blind to communicate with those around them using an Apple Watch. The deaf-blind can use the Apple Watch to communicate through touch. Type out Morse code on the watch using gestures (one tap for […]

HomeAware Smartphone Signaler with Bed Shaker Kit

Harris Communications, Inc. was established as a mail-order catalog company in 1982.  “Since that time, the customer base has expanded to the national and international levels.”  One of their newer products is the HomeAware Smartphone Signaler with Bed Shaker Kit. The HomeAware Smartphone Signaler with Bed Shaker is ideal for individuals with hearing impairments.  Once […]

Soundscape Hears Around You

For years people have been saying “there’s an app for everything,” but a new app that helps visually-impaired individuals travel and interact with their environment can truly have you believing in the phrase. There’s a new smartphone app designed to revolutionize the way blind people interact with their environment. The app is called Soundscape and […]

Stay Alert with SquareGlow HomeKit

The SquareGlow™ HomeKit is the all-in-one home doorbell and phone alert system. The company that created this amazing device is deaf-owned and aims to serve the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community. How does it work? Users are alerted when they have an incoming landline call, video call or visitors at the door. The device […]

SIGN-O Entertains While Teaching Sign Language

BINGO! In the U.S., this popular game of chance is played everywhere from charity events to church halls. And while bingo is a fun, social activity to play with family and friends, it can also be used as a learning tool. SIGN-O is a bingo game CD-ROM designed for users to learn American Sign Language […]