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About NCATP

The North Carolina Assistive Technology Program (NCATP) leads North Carolina's efforts to carry out the federal Assistive Technology Act of 2004. We promote independence for people with disabilities through access to technology. Visit our website at http://ncatp.org

New Accent 1000 Speech Generating Device 

http://www.ispeech.orgAccent® 1000 is a dedicated speech generating device. With its portability and bright 10.1″ display, Accent 1000 is easy to access and provides an extensive vocabulary. The Accent 1000 offers a choice of vocabulary options featuring the Unity® family with LAMP/Words … Continue reading

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Use Echo speakers to send announcements around your home

iSpeech Amazon keeps building out its Alexa ecosystem by adding more featuresand integrating products. But the platform has more potential than just allowing, say, your Fire tablets in on the voice control fun. But now Alexa has a new ability, Announcements, that lets … Continue reading

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Curriculum Pathways: Writing Navigator

http://www.ispeech.org Writing Navigator goes beyond surfacing details: this is right; that is wrong.  It prompts students to make creative decisions, to discover what they want to say, to reach for the best words in the best order. These tools offer instructional features that help you Create an effective … Continue reading

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Angelman Study Shows Children Use Broad Set of Tools to Communicate

http://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech Children and young adults with Angelman syndrome rely on a broad set of tools for communication, including speech, facial expressions, gestures, and symbols, a study suggests. The findings support the notion that teaching can help them improve what scientists … Continue reading

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Road Maps | Accessibility Guidelines

http://www.ispeech.org Road maps can present accessibility challenges. In the best practices below, we are addressing ways to improve the accessibility of road maps. Floor plans present a different set of challenges, and can best be handled by in-person assistance, or … Continue reading

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Team at Riddle Center Builds Wheelchairs, Other Equipment to Help Residents | NC Department of Health and Human Services

Speech Synthesis When Barry Kerley and his team in the Adaptive Engineering Technology Department at the J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center in Morganton get a request for equipment, they don’t just order it. They start from scratch to meet residents’ needs. The … Continue reading

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For Blind Gamers, Equal Access to Racing Video Games | The Fu Foundation School of Engineering & Applied Science – Columbia University

http://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech For Blind Gamers, Equal Access to Racing Video Games The RAD, an audio-based interface that can easily be integrated into existing video games, enables people who are visually impaired to play video games with the same speed and control … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Accessibility: What to expect in the year ahead – Windows Experience BlogWindows Experience Blog

http://www.ispeech.orgNew Ease of Access Settings As we have been improving and adding accessibility features to Windows, we recognized the opportunity to make our Ease of Access Settings easier to discover, learn and use. Easier to Discover: We brought a lot … Continue reading

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MaxiAids | Beeping Easter Egg

Powered by iSpeechBeeping Easter Egg for the Blind and Visually Impaired Make Easter Egg Hunts accessible to more kids Each egg uses commonly found 2 N long lasting batteries (included) Price is for one egg; discounts available for 12 or … Continue reading

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Comcast Promotes Paralympic Sponsorship, Assistive Technologies 03/12/2018

http://www.ispeech.org Danelle Umstead, Alpine Skier, Team USA, Person with a Visual Impairment Comcast created a video showcasing one of the Paralympic athletes that the telecom company is sponsoring. The video, just under two minutes, features the inspiring story of U.S. Paralympic … Continue reading

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