LipSurf

LipSurf the Web

Most of today’s households include one or more smart speakers, like Alexa or Google Home. But the problem with smart speakers is they are isolated from the web. That’s where LipSurf comes in — offering voice control for the web! It’s a tool that helps users finish everyday tasks by utilizing voice control — and […]

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AM409 – Amazon Echo Frames

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Hey 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! Over the years Amazon has released several Echo and Alexa devices, and it seems they’re not […]

Myo Gesture Control Armband

Imagine being able to control your phone, computer, and so much more entirely touch-free.  Now with the Myo Gesture Control Armband, you can!  The Myo armband reads the muscle activity in the wearer’s forearm and gives them touch-free control of technology using only hand gestures and motion. The Myo armband’s intuitive technology detects six distinct […]

RCx-1000 Remote Control Speakerphone

For individuals with mobility impairments (and more), answering a telephone may prove to be rather challenging.  A possible solution for these individuals is the remote control speakerphone, RCx-1000, from Harris Communications. The RCx-1000 is a remote control speakerphone that was specifically designed for individuals with low mobility.  The RCx-1000 allows users to answer calls with voice commands–making the process of answering […]

Introducing Amazon Echo

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 […]