Speak for Yourself AAC App

There are dozens of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices and apps available on the market. Speak for Yourself AAC is one example of available apps. It is an AAC app that transforms an everyday iPad into a communication device. The Speak for Yourself AAC application was designed by two ASHA-certified speech-language pathologists with “extensive […]

4 Low Vision Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

Hard to believe it’s already June! That means Father’s Day is coming up very soon (June 16th to be exact). If you are looking for low vision gift ideas for the father figure in your life, check out the following list. 4 Low Vision Gift Ideas for Father’s Day: 1. Big Larry LED Flashlight: The […]

MyNotifi Fall Detection System

There are several devices available to help individuals with different needs live as independently as possible. MyNotifi Fall Detection is only one example of available technologies. According to the CDC, “falling is the leading cause of accidental deaths for individuals over the age of 65.” MyNotifi is a fall detection technology designed to alert family […]

AM329 – CoughDrop AAC App

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHey 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! Are you looking for a new augmentative and alternative communication app? The CoughDrop AAC app is a […]

JAWS 2019 – Screen Reader

While browsing Freedom Scientific’s website, I came upon an advertisement for JAWS 2019. JAWS, or Job Access With Speech, is a popular screen reader for individuals with visual impairments. In case you’re unfamiliar with screen readers: “A screen reader is a software program that enables a blind or visually impaired user to read the text […]

BrailleNote Touch 32 Plus

HumanWare offers a variety of assistive technologies for individuals with visual impairments. I wrote about their new handheld magnifier, the Explore 8, yesterday. Another one of their newer products is the BrailleNote Touch 32 Plus! According to HumanWare’s website, the BrailleNote Touch 32 Plus is the “most powerful and up-to-date note taker in the assistive […]