Quha Zono | Computer Mouse


http://www.ispeech.org
image of handsfree computer mouse

Quha Zono Computer Mouse

The Quha Zono is a computer mouse for those who cannot use an ordinary mouse with a computer or Android device. It is easily positioned on the user’s head, glasses, hand, foot, or anywhere you desire. The included, universal clip lets you attach the Quha Zono where you need it. The Quha Zono mouse uses an accurate 3-D gyroscope to detect its movement. The direction and speed of the movements can be easily tailored using the calibration application. All settings are stored in the internal memory of the device which makes it easy to move Quha Zono from one device to another. Source: Zygo-USA
Share
Posted in Computers and Related | Tagged | Leave a comment

Brain Break Videos | GoNoodle.com


Powered by iSpeech
GoNoodle brain break video activities are categorized in three different activity categories:
  • Calm
  • Focus
  • Energize
Great resource for students with attention and concentration issues! Membership is required, with ample activities available for free. Pay for subscription is also available.  This is a great resource that you can play and project using your computer or iPad (using a VGA connector for iPad) connected to a class digital projector. A link on your iPad home screen or Android table to the GoNoodle.com website also allows you to choose and play the video activities on your tablet in a one on one or small group basis.
Thanks to OT with Apps for the Tip!

Thanks to OT with Apps for the Tip!

  Source OT with Apps
Share
Posted in Learning, Cognition, and Developmental | Tagged | Leave a comment

Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology (PEAT)


http://www.ispeech.org
PEAT Logo

Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology

The Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology (PEAT) is a multi-faceted initiative promoting the employment, retention, and career advancement of people with disabilities through the development, adoption, and promotion of accessible technology. Peatworks.org is your  gateway to tools, resources, and collaboration in the pursuit of accessible workplace technology. Please browse our site to find resources for employers, technology providers, and technology users with disabilities. Source: Peatworks.org
Share
Posted in Computers and Related, workplace | Leave a comment

Pain Management |Philips BlueTouch and PulseRelief app


australian text to speech
Wireless Electrodes attached to patients shoulder

Philips BlueTouch and PulseRelief App

This pain management device was designed to give persistent pain sufferers a more flexible way to manage their pain and maximize pain relief for a more active life, these new generation, app-enabled devices can be controlled wirelessly from an iPhone or iPad. By making it easy to choose and control pain relief thanks to the Philips Treatment app, Philips continues to support pain sufferers and enhance their everyday activity.
Source: Philips BlueTouch and PulseRelief app - Philips IFA 2014 news
Share
Posted in Disability Related | Tagged | Leave a comment

AudioNote – Notepad and Voice Recorder for iOS, Mac, PC, and Android


http://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech
Interface for audio note app on the ipad

Audio Note

Take notes synced to audio with our bestselling note-taking software. AudioNote combines the functionality of note-taking and voice recording apps to create a powerful tool that will save you time while improving the quality of your notes.
Source: AudioNote - Notepad and Voice Recorder for iOS, Mac, PC, and Android
Share
Posted in Computers and Related, Learning, Cognition, and Developmental, mobile devices | Tagged | Leave a comment

Children’s Chair4Life wheelchair


http://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech
power wheelchair for children and teens

Chair 4 Life

The Chair4Life (C4L) initiative was developed by the NHS National Innovation Centre (NIC) in response to clear statements of clinical need from users, carers and health experts. The priority need was identified in the Department of Health’s ‘Innovation Health & Wealth’ report to create a specification for a wheelchair, that would, be easily adaptable for a growing child, improve quality and provision of equipment, promote independence and improve a child’s quality of life.
Source: NHS Children’s “Chair 4 Life” wheelchair
Share
Posted in Seating and Mobility | Tagged | Leave a comment

RALEIGH: Arts Access brings theater to life for the visually impaired


TTS Demo
Women in center of photo wearing audio description equipment with a boy and girl at either side wearing receivers and headphones

Susi Michelau, center, is an Arts Access audio describer. Evan Wilkerson, 8, left, and his sister Olivia Wilkerson, 9

Arts Access began in 1982 with an initial focus of making local arts venues wheelchair-accessible for patrons with disabilities. Other groups do American Sign Language (ASL) signing interpretations at arts events for the hearing-impaired, but audio description was an open niche until Arts Access started doing it in 1991. Arts Access does not provide sign language services, but there is a referral page on its artsaccessinc.org website listing groups that do. Example of Audio Description Toward the end of “(You’re) Timeless to Me,” the second-act love song in “Hairspray,” Wilbur and Edna Turnblad (played by Kevin Ferguson and Tony Hefner) came together on the Raleigh Little Theatre stage. If you had the right kind of short-wave headset at a recent Sunday matinee performance, you could hear a move-by-move description between lines of the actors’ singing. You’ll always be du jour, mon amour, you’re timeless to me. “He pulls her close…” You’ll always be first-string, ring-a-ding-ding, you’re timeless to me. “They start to waltz away, stop, look into each other’s eyes…” You’re timeless to me.
Source: RALEIGH: Arts Access brings theater to life for the visually impaired | Arts
Share
Posted in Blindness, Visual Impairment | Tagged | Leave a comment

Captioning on Google Glass


http://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech
 Captioning on Google Glass (CoG) provides real-time captioning, allowing the deaf and hard of hearing to converse with others. Your conversational partner speaks into the phone; your speach is nearly instantly converted to text and displayed on your Glass.
Source: CoG
Share
Posted in Hearing Impairment | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Google| Introduction to Web Accessibility Online Course


Text to Speech Demo

Google's Introduction to Web Accessibility

According to the World Health Organization, 285 million people have vision impairments. As web applications have grown rich and creative, they have become less accessible to these users.

Introduction to Web Accessibility is an online course that introduces tools and techniques for web developers to easily ensure that websites are more accessible to users who are blind or have low vision.

Discover fast and simple ways to make websites more accessible

  • Learn the fundamentals of using ARIA within HTML5
  • Maintain a Web 2.0 experience while increasing potential user base
  • Learn tips and tricks to build in accessibility without breaking code

Inspect accessibility within minutes using Google Chrome extensions

  • Experience your websites as a keyboard-only user through ChromeVox screen reader
  • Find opportunities to build accessibility into existing code with Accessibility Developer Tools
Share
Posted in Computers and Related | Tagged | Leave a comment

Alex in iOS 8


http://www.ispeech.org
iPhone in Landscape

iPhone in Tabletop Mode

This video shows how to enable the Alex voice in iOS 8, as well as how to use the new Braille screen input mode found in the Rotor to search for apps and ent...
Source: Alex and Braille Screen Input in iOS 8 - YouTube
Share
Posted in Blindness, Computers and Related, mobile devices | Tagged , , | Leave a comment