Smartstones – Sensory Communication Platform
We're collaborating with special ed teachers, school districts and healthcare organizations around the United States to help people with communication challenges and disabilities express their most basic needs, and begin to develop greater independence and self expression. Download our first pilot report today! Sensory communication for all.
Download :prose™ onto your iOS device and speak up to 37 phrases with a range of gestures, from simple taps to more complex gestures. Works on any iOS device and can speak dozens of language dialects for communication around the world.
Pocket the phone, swipe the stone. Remotely control :prose from the palm of your hand. Great for people with limited mobility. Touch provides sensory feedback with light, vibration and sound. Set custom feedback patterns within :prose for each respective phrase in your gesture library. :prose comes free with the purchase of the Touch remote.
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Snapverter – Chrome Web Store

TTS Demo
Snapverter™ quickly transforms classroom papers, images, and Bookshare eBooks into accessible, Google Drive-friendly files. Make every single word in your classroom truly accessible for every student. Snapverter is an add-on for Read&Write for Google that converts printed documents and inaccessible digital files into readable PDF files for easy sharing and reading aloud in Google Drive.
Snapverter uses smart OCR technology to recognize text from worksheets, handouts, book pages, and other printed materials. It can also convert Bookshare® digital publications in DAISY format to accessible EPUB files, which can then be read aloud with Read&Write for Google.
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Glassouse Assistive Device | Control with Small Head Movements
With Glassouse you can control multiple device and platforms using this pointing device small head movements and bite switch.
Wide Angle, High Precision Accessibility Device
Smart Battery
Enters sleep mode and wakes quickly.
Sensitivity Adjustment
3 Progressive hardware and software sensitivity setting.
Quick Response Time
Less than 1 second character writing speed.
Wide Compatibility Windows, Android, Linux, Smart TV, Mobile systems and Bluetooth compatibility.
Wide Viewing Angle
Axis gyroscope motor
Ergonomic & lightweight
Hygienic mouthpiece
Glassouce movement and switch interface


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Record the motion symptoms of disorders like Parkinsons Disease
Personal KinetiGraph™  detects movement

Personal KinetiGraph™

Global Kinetics Corporation with researchers from the Florey Neuroscience Institute, presents the Personal KinetiGraph™ (PKG™) movement recording. The PKG™ Data Logger is a wrist worn device, that looks like a wristwatch, that automatically records movement data to assist Doctors in their diagnosis and treatment of the symptoms of movement disorders. The Personal KinetiGraph™ (PKG™) movement recordingThe PKG™ Data Logger is worn like a wrist watch and features a vibrating reminder of when patients should register that they have taken their levodopa medication as prescribed by their Doctor. It is worn continuously over 6 to 10 days in the home environment during the activities of daily living, during which time it uses an accelerometer to automatically record movement data. This data enables a report to be created for the Neurologist showing the kinematics of symptoms of movement disorders and the timing of levodopa medication for compliance monitoring.Having an objective record of the movement symptoms assists the Doctor’s understanding of the nature and progression of the disease.  On assessment of the movement recording the Doctor may change the treatment: type, amount or timing of the medication, or recommend an advanced therapy, such as deep brain stimulation. The Personal KinetiGraph™ - cutting edge technology being used by Doctors to help improve the quality of life for sufferers of movement disorders.
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Polymer Braille | Tactile Display for the Visually Impaired

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Polymer Braille

Tactile Display for the Visually Impaired. Polymer Braille’s full page refreshable Braille display enables gains in educating visually impaired populations by connecting them to digital information via a refreshable, multi-line Braille e-Reader device. This impacts education, employability, and quality of life for visually impaired populations. Our device will enable the visually impaired to browse Facebook, search Google, or swipe over to work on complex Excel spreadsheets. PBI will bridge the gap between the digital world and the visually impaired Contact Polymer Braille
Tactile Display for the Visually Impaired

Polymer Braille Device

Besides this awesome news, we're working on building a telecommunications tool for deaf and blind folks who need to contact 911. If you or someone you know is deaf and blind, we would like to get in touch with them later in the summer to interact with our device. Spring 2016 Semi-Finalist Press Release
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Capacita | DIYAbility
Capacita | Accessible Game Controller with playstation console

Capacita | Accessible Game Controller

What is Capacita? Capacita is an accessible game controller that uses your computer to play video games. People who can access their computer, but may not have the use of their hands, can use Capacita to play console games with their mouse, keyboard or other computer access assistive technology. The Controller Circuit Capacita connects to your game console like an ordinary game controller. No batteries are required, it is powered by the USB port on the PS3 or Xbox. Communication to your PC or Mac via Bluet
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Professional Web Accessibility Auditing Made Easy |Ryerson University

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Profession Web Accessibility Auditing Made Easy Ryerson University

Free Course Ryerson University

There is increasing demand within many businesses for Web accessibility auditing expertise, but there is a shortage of necessary knowledge and skills. Professional Web Accessibility Auditing Made Easy – a new course developed by Ryerson University’s G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, in partnership with the Government of Ontario’s EnAbling Change Program – will help web content editors and web developers to quickly build the knowledge, skills, and practical experience needed to effectively support an organization’s web accessibility compliance efforts. Join our expert instructors, who will share their years of experience in inclusive web design, and learn about a wide range of topics including:
  • Technical and Non-Technical Aspects of Accessibility Auditing
  • Web Accessibility Guidelines and Standards
  • Types of Web Accessibility Audits
  • Automated Review Tools
  • Assistive Technology Testing
  • Web Accessibility Reporting
  • User Testing
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Marty’s Blindfold Games

Blindfold Left and Right app

Blindfold Left and Right

Blindfold Games creates audio games for visually impaired people, with dozens of games for the iPhone, iPad and iPod.  Enjoyed by thousands of people worldwide, the games are so popular because they are fun, appeal to all ages, and they just feel “right”.  The suite includes casino games like Blackjack and Bingo, card games like Crazy Eights and Rummy, puzzle games like Simon and Color Crush,
Blindfold Color Crush app

Blindfold Color Crush

TV games similar to Wheel of Fortune and Word
Blindfold Racer App

Blindfold Racer

Ladder, and active games like Bowling, Pong and Pinball.
Podcasts of Blindfold Games on Applevis
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TDI – Google Awards TDI Two-Year Grant for Project in Web-Based Captioning Services

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Low Cost Captioning Services

Low Cost Captioning Services

Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc. (TDI), is pleased to announce its receipt of Google’s $500,000 Impact Challenge/Disabilities two-year grant for a project to create scalable access to affordable, accessible, and accurate captions for any live event by combining available speech-to-text technology with real-time caption corrections made by event-designated peers in addition to caption streaming via the internet. TDI will subcontract with IDEAL Group, Inc. to develop the platform for the project. IDEAL will be using an open source code base to integrate the functionalities of using speech-to-text technology to generate and stream a live caption feed that can be corrected by event-designated participants. The web-based prototype is accessible using Android, iOS, and Windows-based mobile devices, as well as any computer equipped with a browser, speech recognition capabilities, and a microphone. When completed, the platform will offer the world’s first multilingual, speech-driven, cross-platform, real-time captioning/caption correction services.
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Home – Click2speak
 Click2Speak offers an innovative on-screen keyboard, powered by Swiftkey’s revolutionary technology, catering to disabled individuals who cannot use a standard keyboard, enabling easy communication and access to PC applications. Easy to use, accurate, fast! Click2Speak was founded in 2013 with the vision of revolutionizing the way individuals with severe physical impairments communicate. Focused on its vision to empower people through a new on screen keyboard, Click2Speak works in close collaboration with end users andprofessionals to offer a cutting-edge assistive technology on screen keyboard.
It all started in 2009 when Gal, the driving force behind this inspiring project, was diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease).
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