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Toothbrush Pillow

Something as “simple” as putting toothpaste on one’s toothbrush can be challenging for individuals of all ages and abilities.  The Toothbrush Pillow is a low-tech solution to help with this task.  The Toothbrush Pillow is the “first and only product that will allow everyone to independently apply toothpaste.” Further, the Toothbrush Pillow provides a horizontal […]

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Brailliant BI 40X Braille Display

Yesterday I wrote about the Mantis Q40, which is a first-of-its-kind integrated keyboard and refreshable Braille display.  Another new product from HumanWare is the Brailliant BI 40X Braille Display. According to its description, the Brailliant BI 40X Braille Display is the “faster, stronger, future-forward Braille display.”  This refreshable 40-cell Braille display will “double your pairing […]

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Mantis Q40 Braille Display

HumanWare is a Canadian-based company that was founded in 1988.  The company’s mission is to “develop solutions enabling people living with visual impairment, vision loss, and even learning disabilities to develop their potential and maintain their autonomy.”  One of their newest products is the Mantis Q40, which is a first-of-its-kind integrated keyboard and refreshable Braille […]

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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! Jumping from stone to stone on the rocky shore of a rushing river is not only […]

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Snap Scene

This past week I’ve been covering different devices and apps available from Tobii Dynavox.  Another available app from Tobii Dynavox is Snap Scene. According to its website, Snap Scene is a “simple but powerful app for in-the-moment learning opportunities.”  Users can take a photo and tag it with recordings to let their child communicate “on […]

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Boardmaker 7

Last week we wrote about TD Pilot, which is an all-new eye-controlled device for an Apple iPad from Tobii Dynavox.  Tobii Dynavox has several other devices available as well as software.  An example of some software available from the company is Boardmaker 7.   According to its website: “Boardmaker 7 is the premier tool to help […]