When commuting to work, we select our favorite albums on our smartphones to sing along to. When traveling, we often type in the destination using a maps app. Throughout the day, we check our email, make phone calls, send texts, and so much more–all on our smartphones. We hold onto these handheld computers with white knuckles because it’s our […]
From childhood through adulthood, many individuals face challenges in reading. Fortunately, there are assistive technology options available to help these individuals. For some students, “simply hearing passages aloud is enough to understand them. Other students need leveled text.” The creators behind Snap&Read Universal believe that a reading accommodation should do both. So what exactly is Snap&Read […]
As it is the last day of the year, I wanted to take a moment to point out how exciting this year was for assistive technology. What were some of the most noted advancements? This was indubitably the year of wearable technology, with the release of Google Glass and several other wearables. But overall, 2014’s technology paved […]
Assistive technology specialist, David Frye, introduces us to the very exciting Google Glass. We will be doing a series on the Glass so be sure to check back to learn more on this wearable technology! Also, be sure to check out our post on Google Glass!
In part two of our recent, 4th annual assistive technology holiday shopping show, our friends at Bridging Apps listed their top suggestions for anyone considering a tablet computer for someone as a holiday gift. Here is what they suggested. Top tablet recommendations : iPad mini: The iPad mini is very easy to use, has many […]
We may often find ourselves uttering to a stubborn appliance or device. “Television, turn on.” Soon, though, it could be more common for those devices to actually listen and obey our commands. Several large companies such as Google and Apple have their own voice recognition technology; however, smaller companies and independent developers don’t have the necessary budget […]