Did you know the term “dyslexia” is derived from the Latin word “dys,” which translates to difficult, and the Greek word “lexia,” which translates to words? Therefore, the meaning of dyslexia literally translates to “difficulty with words.” Roughly 10 percent of the world’s population is affected by this learning disability, which makes it difficult to read and write. Dutch […]
Mark Stewart, Assistive Technology Professional here at Easter Seals Crossroads, introduces us to a free PDF document scanner and OCR available on iOS devices. Check it out! Click here for more information on the CamScanner App!
For individuals recovering from a stroke or other neurological injury, physical therapy is often a humdrum part of their daily routine. Though it is necessary for recovery, therapy becomes so mundane that individuals often lack motivation and may not wholly reap its benefits. Flint Rehabilitation Devices recently introduced a new device to jazz up this oft-humdrum therapy called the MusicGlove. The MusicGlove […]
I have been told I have the heart and temperament of a child, and if you’ve been around me when I see a sweet-faced puppy (or really any animal), you know exactly why. Every single time, without fail, my eyes light up with genuine excitement and I tend to squeak and say silly things without thought. My reaction is pretty similar […]
Throughout the past couple of years, speaking to Siri and other virtual assistants have become quite the “norm.” After all, virtual assistants generally do the work for us; all we have to do is ask a question and they’ll provide the answer. For example, if I ask, “Will it rain tomorrow?” the virtual assistant may respond with, “There is an 80% chance […]
Belva Smith introduces us to the easy-to-use handheld video magnifier by Zoomax: Snow 7 HD. With its small book size (7 inches) and weighing only 16.93 ounces, Snow 7 HD can be taken and used to read text up close or from a distance anywhere you go–home, school, office, store, you name it! Check out […]