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! Alright, so since the holiday season is among us, I will likely be talking about a lot […]
If you’re looking for something for a personal alarm in case of emergency – check out the MYPAL. The MYPAL is rechargeable personal alarm and light. It was originally created for women’s personal safety, but can be beneficial to many individuals of all ages and abilities There are various light modes that make the MYPAL […]
Debbie Bronson was born in Arlington, Virginia. When she was a baby, her mom divorced her dad and moved back to Indiana to be with her family and Debbie never met her father. Her mother raised her in Marion, Indiana out in the country. When she was 3, her mother remarried and her stepfather adopted her. Debbie said, […]
Looking for a fun toy that encourages correct letter formation? Fat Brain Toys offers the Magnetic Alphatab toy that is a “genius, tactile way” to practice writing uppercase letters correctly. The Magnetic Alphatab is a letter printing toy featuring magnets and a pen stylus. Users simply hold the magnetic stylus, follow the arrows, and pull […]
Belva Smith, Assistive Technology Specialist, at Easterseals Crossroads shows us iCanConnect, which is a national program that provides free equipment such as tablets, smart phones, computers and braille equipment for people who have both vision and hearing impairments and meet the federal disability and income guidelines. Check it out here: Click here for additional information […]
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPanel – Brian Norton, Belva Smith, and Josh Anderson – Q1- text-to-speech programs for young people, Q2 – utensils for hand tremors, Q3 – language translation Apps, Q4 – spanish word prediction apps, Q5 – OCR apps for iOS and Android, Q7 – Wildcard: Most anticipated mainstream tech?