iPhones now account for more than 50 percent of smartphones sold in the United States. To remain inclusive of current and prospective users, Apple has introduced new accessibility features for the latest iPhone system, the iOS 17. These features and settings support vision, mobility, hearing, speech and cognitive needs. This first of five blogs will […]
In today’s highly-connected world, several parents provide their children with expensive smartphones so they, too, can become connected. However, some parents are reluctant to give their children these smartphones. Now there is a wearable, durable and affordable mobile phone for children: Tinitell. In sum, the Tinitell is the smallest mobile phone in the world designed especially for […]
Why lug around multiple devices when one can do it all? The Milestone 312 is an accessible digital book reader that includes a voice recorder, music player, DAISY-audio book player, text-to-speech player, FM radio, clock, alarm, and appointment calendar. One of the Milestone 312’s “biggest” features is that it is only as large as a credit card! […]
Touch screens on tablets and smartphones are sleek and often convenient to most users. However, for individuals with visual impairments, they tend to be quite a challenge. Inpris is an Israeli technology company addressing blindness and touch screen technology by creating an “eye-free” experience for mobile devices. To do this, they have created the UpSense Super […]
For this week’s Tech Tip, assistive technology specialist Anna Leung is going to show us three GPS options for the visually impaired. One is a device called the Trekker Breeze by Humanware. The other two are iOS apps called LookTel Breadcrumbs and Seeing Assistant. Check this out!
Technology has opened up a whole new world for individuals with a myriad of learning disabilities. It’s made practicing academic skills more exciting with educational games, in addition to making the classroom more accessible overall with apps like SnapType. Several educational professionals have noted the advantages of these applications and more, and have set out to […]