Easter Seals Crossroads| iOS Feature Called Touch Accommodation

Anna Leung, Assistive Technology Specialist at Easter Seals Crossroads, shows us an iOS feature called Touch Accommodation. Touch Accommodation lets people adjust the sensitivity and the way you touch an iOS device’s screen. This is particularly helpful for people who have any motor skill issues. Anna is the Assistive Technology Specialist on the OIB Project. Before coming to Easter Seals Crossroads, Anna worked for Bosma Enterprises where she focused on the financial operations of Bosma. In that role, she worked with Bosma’s Assistive Technology Team to create and assess software solutions for people who are blind or visually impaired. Now as an assistive technology specialist, Anna aims to help Easter Seals Crossroads with the mission to improve the lives of people with special needs by promoting inclusion, independence, and dignity.
Source: Monday Tech Tip: - Assistive Technology at Easter Seals Crossroads
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iAdapter| iPad Protective Amplified Case

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iAdapter 5 ipad case

iAdapter 5

Our line of iAdapter cases turns the iPad or iPad Mini into a viable augmentative and alternative communication device at an affordable price. Our iPad® protective amplified case is a great choice for anyone with kids or a loved one with special needs!AMDi is dedicated to improving the lives of people with severe speech disorders by providing Augmentative and Alternative Communication Devices (AAC) and Assistive Technology (AT). We manufacture a full line speech generating AAC devices (SGD) from single message communicators through dynamic screen systems. AMDi also provides unique AT solutions in the form of special Proximity Sensors and Mechanical Switches.We remain committed to providing durable and affordable products that promote meaningful alternative communication and speech generating solutions for the special needs community.
Source: AMDi | iAdapter iPad Protective Amplified Case, AT & AAC Devices
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Amblyz | Electronic Eyeglasses

Electronic eyeglasses Amblyz™ are a medical device used to treat amblyopia (also known as „lazy eye“). Amblyz™ glasses are formed in shape of glasses to facilitate its use. They are an electronic device, based on intermittent shuttering of one of the lenses. Amblyz™ glasses are worn the same way as normal optical glasses. Amblyz™ glasses have been developed by XPAND in conjunction with world-renowned ophthalmologists and optometrists. The technology was tested in clinical settings and proven safe and efficient. Well established peer reviewed scientific journals have reviewed these results and published articles describing the therapeutic effect of our Amblyz™ glasses. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiJpPf0e16k
Source: Amblyz | Amblyz™ Glasses
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TableTapper | Switch on a Hard Surface

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TableTapper switch


Place the TableTapper Switch on a hard surface such as a tabletop or counter, and activate communication aids or battery operated devices by tapping on the table or counter surface. The TableTapper Switch has two modes of control (latch and timing) and a variable sensitivity ranging from a light tap to a hard pound. The TableTapper has a standard plug. Includes one 9-volt battery.
Source: TableTapper (Switches & Switch Interfaces)
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Tapio | Dual Switch Interface

Tapio Switch Interface

Tapio Switch Interface

Tapio™ is a direct connect, Lightning fast, dual switch interface that's suitable for everyday access, but can fly with any warp speed gamer.With Tapio and an adaptive switch, a single switch user can have complete access to an iPad, an iPhone or an iPod touch, using Apple's Switch Control. A single switch scanner really can move the highlight to an app on the home screen, launch it, and scan to controls within the app. All that's left is to plug an appropriate adaptive switch into Tapio, and attach it to an iOS Device using an Apple dock adapter.Switch Control provides revolutionary access to Apple's iOS touch interface.The beauty of a robust direct connection is there are no wireless worries with Bluetooth pairing, drop-outs, and sluggish connections.
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E.A.S.Y. Tactile Graphics | Drawing Tools for the Blind

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inTACT Sketchpad

From an early age, sighted kids are coloring; from scribbles to shapes to sine waves, students learn and grow through drawing at every stage of their education. Now, with inTACT products, blind or low-vision children can learn and grow by interacting with tactile drawing in the same way. A blind kid doodling on an inTACT Sketchpad today is a student who’s ready for tomorrow. The inTACT Drawing Bundle includes everything blind or low vision users need to independently create their own tactile graphics. With the inTACT Sketchpad, freehand tactile drawing has never been easier. The inTACT Eraser makes it possible to erase and revise tactile lines by flattening them to the touch.
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Create Your Own Tactile Graphics

The inTACT Sketchpad is an affordable and easy-to-use tool for creating tactile drawing by hand. As you draw on the sketchpad, raised lines appear on the drawing sheet, making it possible for you to feel your drawings as you go.
Source: E.A.S.Y. Tactile Graphics | Drawing Tools for the Blind
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LogicKeyboard | Large Print Keyboard

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Large Print Bluetooth Keyboard by LogicKeyboard

Large Print Bluetooth Keyboard by LogicKeyboard

Large Print Keyboard's offered by LogicKeyboard ™ is perfect for those individuals who are having a hard time seeing the existing commands on their keyboards. By offering a bigger and bolder typeface, the keys become easier to see. These keyboards are designed to assist the user who has a vision loss condition. Extra large letters for optimal readability.
  • First large print Bluetooth keyboard designed for the Vision impaired and mature-aged Apple iPad and iPhone users.
  • The mini keyboard is compact and light-to-carry with proven Bluetooth technology that can connect to any Bluetooth compatible device
  • The keyboard is enhanced with high contrast markings that will last and last.
  • Scissor-Switch keyboard provides you with very comfortable and pleasing typing experience
  • Bluetooth technology provides a cable-free & clutter-free connection.
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The LifeGlider Project | Unlike Crutches or Traditional Walkers

LifeGlider Walker


Unlike crutches or traditional walkers, the LifeGlider enhances correct posture, promotes proper gait, and frees the hands for normal walking. The LifeGlider is a practical solution and easy to use, with the right features for balance and mobility. Stay independent & active with LifeGlider:Shop, cook, work, and walk normally
  • Improve health through standing and walking
  • Maintain good posture and gait
  • Accelerate leg, knee or ankle recovery
  • Keep fit
Source: The LifeGlider Project
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Swivl | Connect Students with Disabilities to Classroom Lectures and Other Content

Perhaps a great new way to connect students with disabilities to classroom lectures and other content....
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Swivl Robot with iPad mounted in it

Swivl Robot

Turns your mobile device into presentation delivery tool, a front-of-room assistant and automated video solution. It follows you, stops to focus on whiteboards or small groups when needed and can be used anytime, anywhere. Our latest releases of Swivl Cloud and Swivl Capture allow you to include what’s been missing from your videos, and make getting started a breeze.
Swivl Cloud

Swivl Cloud

  Swivl let’s you whip up an outline for the lesson you’re about to capture in no time. Our new outlining tool helps you better manage instruction and provides a navigable table of contents that helps students who go back and rewatch video lessons. Source: Swivl
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4th Generation Apple TV Accessibility Overview | The Website of Luis Perez

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Apple TV

Today, my 4th-generation Apple TV finally arrived, and it does not disappoint with regard to its accessibility. This post is not an in-depth review of the new Apple TV (there are plenty of those online already including a really nice one from iMore), but rather my first impressions of the set top box as someone with a visual impairment and a personal interest in accessibility. I will also just focus on the built-in features of the new Apple TV, rather than the apps that can now be installed on the device (that will make for a separate post as I explore the App Store further in the next few weeks and even more apps become available).
Apple TV Remote

Apple TV Remote

Source: 4th Generation Apple TV Accessibility Overview | The Website of Luis Perez
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