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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

DecaTxt: Keyboard Operated with One Hand

Powered by iSpeech The DecaTxt keyboard replace a full-size keyboard with ten keys in about the size of a deck of cards, operated with one hand, using a technique called chording (pressing more than one key for some keystrokes). It … Continue reading

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How a blind man plays mainstream video games and the future of accessibility in games – Technology & Science – CBC News

iSpeech EA tapping into accessibility gamers Electronic Arts, one of the world’s largest gaming companies, is working on incorporating accessible features in its games. This would help the roughly half a million Canadians and 25 million Americans who have significant vision … Continue reading

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Project creates cardboard adaptations for kids with disabilities | Temple Now

Text to Speech Mark Ovington, 5, tests out the chair designed for him through Adaptive Design Greater Philadelphia as his mother, Andrea Krajci, watches. Kim Singleton of Temple’s Institute on Disabilities later put finishing touches on the chair. (Photography by Ryan … Continue reading

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New iOS 11 Switch Control User Guide |Closing the Gap

iSpeechThe Apple iOS operating system found on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch is the most accessible operating system out of the box for switch users. In 2013, Apple introduced a powerful new feature called Switch Control for iOS 7. … Continue reading

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TAP | TAP Assistance Program

Convert Text to Speech The Television Assisted Prompting (TAP) system is a unique prompting device that delivers reminders and/or home therapy programs to individuals via their home televisions. The TAP system broadcasts multi-media (e.g., text, pictures, audio, and/or video) reminders … Continue reading

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Social-Emotional Apps for Special Ed | Edutopia

Text to Speech VoicesSocial and emotional learning (SEL) is the cornerstone of emotional intelligence, as these abilities do not come naturally for some special education students. Children in special ed settings need to have their confidence, courage, and emotional awareness … Continue reading

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H.R. 3749: The Medicare Demonstration of Coverage for Low Vision Devices Act of 2013 – VisionAware Blog – VisionAware

iSpeech Guest blogger Mark Richert, Esq. is an attorney with extensive experience in public policy and governmental relations in the vision loss field and is the Director of the Public Policy Center of the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB). The AFB Public Policy … Continue reading

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ViSee LVM-500 Portable Video Magnifier Reading Aide for Low Vision with 5 Inch Monitor and 15 Color Modes

http://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech  This 5” portable video magnifier is a handy aid to those dealing with low vision and macular degeneration. Small and compact, it can come to your aid anytime, anywhere. It magnifies from 4X to 32X on its LCD screen, … Continue reading

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Tim Cook Explains Apple’s Stance On Accessibility

Text to Speech It is a well known fact that all Apple products have amazing accessibility features, and that’s one of the reasons why these products are appreciated so much. However, have you wondered why Apple cares so much for … Continue reading

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SnapType on the App Store

http://www.ispeech.org SnapType helps students keep up with their peers in class even when their penmanship holds them back. Students can easily complete school worksheets with the help of an iPad or iPhone. With SnapType, students can take a picture of … Continue reading

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