BeeLine Reader: Reading Faster and Easier


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Beeline Reader

BeeLine Reader makes reading faster and easier by using a color gradient that guides your eyes from the end of one line to the beginning of the next. With BeeLine Reader, you can finish your work faster—and with less eyestrain.
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Freedom Chair: the Adaptive All-Terrain Mobility Machine by GRIT — Kickstarter


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Freedom All-Terrain Wheelchair

The Freedom Chair empowers people with disabilities to move beyond the pavement. Join us in redefining mobility around the world. Trails, parks, fields, beaches, gardens... there's a lot of adventure and life beyond the pavement. And sometimes the pavement itself is a challenge, with potholes, uneven cuts, and unplowed snow. Getting out and about, on and off road, and participating in the community is important for everyone. The Freedom Chair is like a mountain bike for your arms. The Freedom Chair features:lever drive: lets you maneuver over obstacles with 50% more torque than pushrims standard bike parts: for easy repairs and infinite customization three big wheels: roll over obstacles that would trap standard casters portability: fits in the trunk of a small sedan, making it easier than ever to get to the trailhead!
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SuperKeys Assistive Keyboard on the App Store


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SuperKeys App

 
The unique design of SuperKeys gives you just 7 large keys to target instead of over 30 small ones! Just tap the cluster containing the letter you want, and then tap the letter in the enlarged cluster. There’s no double-tapping, no essential swiping, and no learning required.
Source: SuperKeys Assistive Keyboard on the App Store on iTunes
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Low Cost, Compact Braille Printer: Teen Lands Venture Capital


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Seventh-Grader Shubham Banerjee and his Compact Braille Printer Prototype

Seventh-Grader Shubham Banerjee and his Compact Braille Printer Prototype

 Shubham today is the founder of Palo Alto startup Braigo Labs, which aims to become the first purveyor of low-cost, compact Braille printers. And last week, Intel Capital, the company’s global investment arm, announced it has invested in the teenager’s company, making Shubham the world’s youngest tech entrepreneur to receive venture capital funding.
Source: Teen Lands Venture Capital For Accessibility Device - Disability Scoop
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Beautiful Eyes | A Father Transformed


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...Sarah had Trisomy 21, Down syndrome, and they both were shocked. They struggled with their own doubts and fears as well as the prejudices of others. In his new memoir Beautiful Eyes (W.W. Norton & Company/2014), Paul Austin traces the story of Sarah’s life, exploring his journey to better understand his daughter.
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What Do We Know About Apple Watch’s Accessibility? | ATMac


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iPhone and the Apple Watch

 The Apple Watch is a device that has left us with more accessibility questions than accessibility answers just now.Apple announced their forthcoming watch in September and since then they have let tantalizing trickles of information slip about what we have to look forward to.
Source: What Do We Know About Apple Watch’s Accessibility? | ATMac
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Lanskin Executive Lanyard


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Lanskin Case and Lanyard

This case and lanyard installs in seconds in the upside down position so the phone is upright when looking down or holding in your hand.Rugged soft, flexible, sleek form-fitting slim design.Slip-proof properties for hassle free handling.Shock-proof, covers entire phone to protect against scratches, bumps and debris.Adjustable 36 inch silicone lanyard with cord lock makes the length and fit absolutely perfect every time.
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Source: Amazon.com: Lanskin Executive Lanyard Skin Case for iPod 5th Gen - Color Black: Cell Phones
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Talking Mats | Communication Symbols Tool


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Talking Mats Communication Tool

Talking Mats communication symbols tool is based on extensive research and designed by Speech and Language Therapists. It uses unique, specially designed picture communication symbols that are attractive to all ages and communication abilities and is used by clinical practitioners, carers and support workers in a wide range of health, social work, residential and education settings. Whether used for consulting children and young people, used as a stoke communication resource, or used to overcome communication difficulties for people with learning disability or dementia, our communication symbols have proved highly effective. We have developed one of the best methods and one of the best apps for people with communication difficulties.
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PhotoMath | Camera Calculator


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PhotoMath app is a camera calculator.   Just point the camera towards the mathematical expression, and PhotoMath instantly displays a correct result. By pressing the steps button, you can see the full step-by-step solution. Use it to get help when you're stuck solving a math problem. Children can use it as a tool which helps them to learn Math, while parents can use it to check the homework to their children. With PhotoMath, you can have a Math teacher in your pocket. PhotoMath currently supports basic arithmetics, fractions, decimal numbers, linear equations and several functions like logarithms. New math is constantly added in new app releases.
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  Source: PhotoMath on the App Store on iTunes
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Priory Woods Switch Videos Revamped


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Priory Woods Switch Accessible Videos

Priory Woods Switch videos are simple slideshows animations set to music which can be operated by switch or touch-screen. They feature sounds and images from popular music and TV shows and can be used with pupils of all ages.After using Priory Woods videos with students I felt that they could be improved by making them stop after a few seconds and getting the student to press their mouse or switch to continue. I have combined 3 movies into one activity for students to make choices. Also I have removed the choice of switch or touch screen menu so students can use activities without assistance.
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