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AM411 – MiniVision2 Cell Phone for Visually Impaired

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! A couple months ago, we covered the BlindShell Classic, which is a cellphone for individuals with […]

Apple’s iOS 12 Makes Life More Accessible

This year, Apple released the iOS 12 system, claiming it will “make your iPhone and iPad experience even faster, more responsive and more delightful.” You can add “more accessible” to that description as well. “Taking advantage of iOS 12 is a great way for people with disabilities to ring in the new year,” said Brian […]

Try Your Paw at Dog Care with Blindfold Doggy

If you love dogs and want to explore the responsibilities of dog care and ownership on a virtual level, Blindfold Doggy is the virtual pet game for you! Blindfold Doggy is a fully-accessible dog ownership simulation game, for both sighted and visually-impaired people, designed for rapid audio play. The object of the game is care […]

Beddit 3 Smart Sleep Monitor

There are several sleep monitors available on the market.  One example of available non-wearable monitors is the Beddit 3 Smart Sleep Monitor.  The Beddit 3 Smart Sleep Monitor is a dedicated sleep tracker which consists of an unobtrusive thin strip that lies under your bedsheet to track your sleep. The Beddit 3 Smart Sleep Monitor […]

The Rainforest Musical Kakamega (App)

Happy Diamond Music Studio Limited is a multimedia company that specializes in creating educational content and stories for young children.  One of their apps is the Rainforest Musical Kakamega, which is a colorful 90 minute adventure for iOS devices. While using the app, children will sing fun songs and learn facts about the rainforest.  “Kakamega […]

Interior Navigation Simplified: Loud Steps App

Approximately 253 million people live with some type of visual impairment. The Loud Steps app is free and provides autonomy for visually-impaired or blind people. It is the world’s most-used platform for accessibility within indoor spaces and campuses. This application also caters to people with a hearing disability due to its simple, high-contrast visual interface. […]