TitanNote


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Never take notes the same way again

Just place Titan Note on your table during class or a meeting, and it will not only record everything but accurately convert it to text. Titan Note is a groundbreaking tool that will improve your learning by changing how you take notes. Distinguish who is speaking, summarize, translate, share and edit your notes - all with Titan Note Imagine never having to worry about taking notes. Imagine just putting a stylish device in front of you that does the job. Imagine always having your own personal secretary. Imagine how much time and energy you save. That is all possible, with the power of Titan Note. Simply press record, lean back and never stress about taking your notes again. Titan Note is perfect for both students and professionals. Whether you’re in class or an important meeting, it’s stressful making sure you’re taking the right notes and retaining all of the information. We get it, which is why we created Titan Note. Our note-taking tool will revolutionize how you takes notes. Now, you can truly listen while Titan Note does the rest. Why take your own notes when Titan Note perfectly does the job for you?  
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Owlet Smart Sock 2 | What is the Owlet Smart Sock 2?


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The Smart Sock 2 enhances everything that our 100,000+ parents loved about our original Smart Sock. It uses proven technology (pulse oximetry) to track your infant's heart rate and oxygen levels from the comfort of your home. The Smart Sock 2 has a range up to 100 ft and a new fabric sock design to ensure a comfortable fit and accurate readings. Our updated smart phone app makes it easy to view your baby's heart rate and oxygen levels in real-time.
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NV Access | Microsoft Excel Training for NVDA (eBook)


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Microsoft Excell for NVDA

Microsoft Excel with NVDA is the third module in the official set of training materials for learning to use the free NVDA screen reader. Suitable for the new and existing user of Microsoft Excel wishing to improve proficiency. This module assumes that the user has completed the “Basic Training for NVDA” module, or has equivalent knowledge. Topics covered include: Getting started with Excel, using headers, multiple worksheets, formulas, cell references, named ranges, tables, the elements list, text and number formatting, sorting, filtering, using charts, protecting and sharing workbooks.

This eBook version of the training module includes the following formats:

.epub: An electronic book format readable in many standalone book readers as well as book reading apps on smartphones and computers. .html: A web page readable in any web browser .docx: A Microsoft Word file .kfx: Used in Amazon Kindle readers and the Kindle app for PC (version 1.19 or later required) The purchase price of this product supports the work of NV Access and our ability to provide the NVDA screen reading software free of charge. If you would like to sample the style of the material prior to purchasing, we have made an extract of the Basic Training for NVDA module freely available on our website.
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Voice Typing in Google Docs


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Voice Typing in Google Docs

Voice Typing in Google Docs

Talk and type!

In Google Docs, you can now simply talk for speech-to-text dictation if your computer has a microphone! Use can even pause, issue a command, pause again, and resume dictating. Below, you will find some initial directions to get you started and some common commands that you may want to use. To see a list of all commands, check out this Help Center article or say “voice commands help” when you’re voice typing. A video overview appears at the bottom of this Tech Tip so you can see voice typing in action.
 

Start voice typing

  1. Check that your microphone works.
  2. Open a document in Google docs with a Chrome browser.
  3. Click Tools > Voice typing. A microphone box appears.
  4. When you're ready to speak, click the microphone.
  5. Speak clearly, at a normal volume and pace (see below for more information on using punctuation).
  6. When you're done, click the microphone again.
Source: Voice Typing in Google Docs
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iPad Pro 1 & 2 Cases for 12.9″ | OT’s with Apps & Technology


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Cooper Dynamo Case for the iPad Pro 2

Cooper Dynamo Case

While the newest iPad Pro 2 has just become available on the market this June (2017), only recent experience with the 12.9″ tablet has required searching for accessories and application of its features for individuals with a multiple disabilities. The 12.9″ tablet offers improved access for individuals with motor as well as visual impairments. A search for available cases (without a keyboard) for the iPad Pro 12.9″ tablet found some of the same favorite cases available.
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For one client however, availability of a stand with orientation of the home button to his left preferred (one handed) hand was necessary. My search for iPad Pro 12.9″ cases found these among my favorite picks:
Source: iPad Pro 1 & 2 Cases for 12.9″ | OT's with Apps & Technology
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Lifeline Access | Philips Lifeline ®


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Lifeline Access for individuals with limited mobility or physical challenges

 
Lifeline Access Transmitter

Lifeline Access Transmitter

These devices are offered as an alternative to the Personal Help Button. They can be used to answer incoming calls when you activate Lifeline’s remote answering feature and speakerphone. Lifeline offers the added protection of a smoke detector that automatically sends an emergency signal to the Lifeline Response Centre so that the Fire Department can be dispatched quickly. Lifeline develops other special assistive devices that give people with neuromuscular disabilities and disorders (like paralysis, Parkinson’s, MS Cerebral Palsy, and ALS) the ability to call Lifeline for help.

Lifeline Access Switches

These products have been specially designed for body motion activation for a range of individual needs.

Pillow Switch

lifeline_access_pillow_switch This round switch can be pinned to a pillow and activated by a controlled head movement.

Wobble Switch

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This switch can be activated by gross hand or head movements, or by mouth or head stick.

Rocking Lever Switch

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This switch is activated by gross hand, arm or body movements, or by mouth or head stick.

Sip or Puff Switch

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This switch requires sipping or puffing on a tube. Minimal pressure changes are necessary. Breath control vs. respiratory control required.

Sip or Puff Replacement Tubes

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Replacement tubes for the sip or puff switch.

Sip or Puff Replacement Cable

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Replacement cable for the sip or puff switch.
Mounting Accessories available
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Accessibile transportation – IBM Accessibility Research


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IBM, CTA Foundation and Local Motors: creating the most accessible, self-driving vehicle.

IBM is teaming with the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) Foundation and Local Motors to create the world’s most accessible, self-driving vehicle. By leveraging the power of cognitive computing, the Internet of Things and accessibility technology, we aim to help the growing aging population and people with disabilities remain self-sufficient and increase their independence. Please participate and share your ideas with the hashtag #AccessbleOlli. For more information, please visit ibm.com/able/

Please help us improve the Olli vehicle with ideas to address the following challenges:

  • Mobility issues requiring assistive devices, such as wheelchairs, canes and walkers
  • Hearing impairments, including deafness
  • Cognitive issues, ranging from dyslexia to memory loss
  • Visual impairments, from low vision to complete blindness
Source: Accessibile transportation - IBM Accessibility Research
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CapturaTalk for Android™ Trial – Android Apps on Google Play


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CapturaTalk is a powerful reading comprehension tool that enables users to access and understand any text (online, digital, material) at any time.
CapturaTalk reading window in app

CapturaTalk

It uses a variety of tools to achieve this, such the accessibility focused web browser and word processor, and a suite of pedagogic resources. CapturaTalk is useful for anyone who needs help with reading, especially those who have dyslexia or who are learning English as a second-language. CapturaTalk comes with comprehensive technical support, which is provided by our highly-trained technical support team. Key Features • A web browser that can read text aloud and present it in a dyslexia friendly format (i.e. it removes adverts and other ‘clutter’ from a webpage and presents the text of the webpage in plain and easy to read style) • A collection of resources that assist with writing, learning and reading comprehension. These are especially useful for pupils and teachers: they chiefly consist of pedagogic tools, tasks and assessments. What’s more, a user can easily add new resources and tailor CapturaTalk to their specific requirements. Other Features • Translation of text into numerous languages • Visual text-to-speech highlighting • Digital Audio recording • Speech recognition • OCR (photo-to-text conversion process) • Translation of text (visual and auditory) • Customise the visual appearance of text (including the default background colour) • Dyslexia friendly web browsing text-to-speech • Clean, clear and user friendly user interface • In app - getting started support app materials • In app - getting started support operating system materials • A variety of default languages: English, Spanish, German and Swedish Source: CapturaTalk on Google Play Also in the App Store: CapturaTalk
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Thumbs up! These smart gloves translate sign language to text – CNET


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If you've played Wii, HTC Vive or (yeah, I'll say it) Just Dance, you're no stranger to seeing your movements rendered in 3D animation.

But what if gesture-recognition technology could be used to break down communication barriers and isolation for people who are deaf or have hearing loss?

A new pair of smart gloves is promising just that, by translating finger and hand movements into text, allowing deaf people to easily communicate with strangers through a smartphone app. Developed by Taiwanese company Yingmi Tech and shown off at Computex in Taipei this week, the gloves feature sensors in the fingers as well as a gyroscope and accelerometer in a unit on the wrist. The sensors transmit finger and hand movements via Bluetooth to a smartphone app, translating gestures to text. Wearing the gloves, it's pretty easy to see how this kind of tech could have a profound impact on daily life for people with limited or no hearing. Sadly, my Australian sign language was no help when I demo'd the gloves at Computex -- they'd been programmed for Chinese sign language. Still, Yingmi said that the technology has far-reaching applications and that it's working with other developers to expand its uses. e app.D
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