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New Amazon Echo Dot with Clock, Amazon Halo Band

We first wrote about Amazon Echo devices in 2014.  (Wow, how time flies!)  The multinational company based in Seattle, Washington recently introduced two new products: the all-new Echo Dot with Clock and Amazon Halo Band. When I originally wrote about the first-ever Echo Dot device (nearly 7 years ago), I had no idea how much […]

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AM392 – Typatone

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! Typatone is a text-to-tone website and app that may be ideal for individuals who struggle with writing.  […]

Typatone – Make music while you write

During yesterday’s Tech Tip, our AT director, Brian Norton, introduced Typatone.  Typatone is a free online tool that converts text to tones. Here’s more from its website: “The act of writing has always been an art.  Now, it can also be an act of music.  Each letter you type corresponds to a specific musical note […]

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AM391 – Fish Bubble Lamp

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! Over the years, we’ve written about countless potential additions to sensory rooms.  Unfortunately, they can become very […]

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Extensity for Google Chrome

Google Chrome offers so many built-in accessibility features.  In addition to that, there are countless extensions you can add to the browser to make the browser even more accessible.  Monday’s Tech Tip features our very own director, Brian Norton, introducing yet another extension called Extensity.  In sum, Extensity quickly enables/disables Google Chrome extensions.  According to its description, it is “the ultimate tool for lightning-fast […]

HomeAware Smartphone Signaler with Bed Shaker Kit

Harris Communications, Inc. was established as a mail-order catalog company in 1982.  “Since that time, the customer base has expanded to the national and international levels.”  One of their newer products is the HomeAware Smartphone Signaler with Bed Shaker Kit. The HomeAware Smartphone Signaler with Bed Shaker is ideal for individuals with hearing impairments.  Once […]