AM435 – SMMRY

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! Reading articles and other texts online can be challenging for individuals with dyslexia and more.  If […]

HoloLens

HoloLens 2: Enhanced Vision through Augmented Reality

Microsoft’s HoloLens glasses proved to be a life-changing tool for people with vision impairment. Enhancing vision by projecting bright colors onto the retina, the glasses yielded amazing results in a 2019 study for patients with retinitis pigmentosa. They increased mobility by 50 percent and grasping of nearby objects by 70 percent. The glasses also improved […]

Magical I Am reading game for dyslexia

Magical I Am – Reading Game for Students with Dyslexia

Did you know dyslexia affects approximately 20% of the population?  If you’re looking for a fun reading game for your child or student with dyslexia, check out Magical I Am! According to its description on Indiegogo, Magical I Am is a reading adventure game that offers a “fun and affordable path to success for young […]

Spreading Holiday Cheer with Assistive Technology

Don’t worry, we’ve all found ourselves squeezing through crowds or running into internet traffic while shopping for gifts at the last minute. Have no fear; we have some late holiday gift ideas here for those loved ones who may need assistive technology. “While these items certainly are convenient for able-bodied people, they can be vital […]

Jordy – Low Vision Wearable

We’ve covered so many CCTVs and other assistive technologies to help individuals with visual impairments over the years.  A majority of these video magnifiers are bulky, while others are compact, handheld devices.  Now there is the most portable solution yet: introducing Jordy, the wearable video magnifier! Jordy is a battery-operated, full-color portable system that can be […]

Let’s Expand Vocabulary App

Let’s Expand Vocabulary is an app for children with speech and language difficulties.  It is also tailored to support children learning English as a second language. The app uses 4 exciting mini-games to encourage the development of specific strategies in children “who find it difficult to access the wide range of vocabulary they have stored […]