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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

Safe Laser System – InvoTek

iSpeech The Safe-laser System has been designed to provide a continuum of access options, from very simple “low tech” to complete computer access via a wireless keyboard. For example, one can start out just pointing the eye-safe laser* at a … Continue reading

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The growing acceptance of autism in the workplace – CBS News

text to speechTwenty-seven-year-old Christopher Pauley thought he had it all figured out when it came to looking for a job. He had a detailed spreadsheet of each and every position he applied for — at least 600. But despite his … Continue reading

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iDentifi- Object Recognition for Visually Impaired on the App Store

iSpeech iDentifi is an app that empowers visually impaired individuals to gain more independence in daily tasks like grocery shopping, self-navigating in indoor environments, and reading. It uses artificial intelligence to enable a visually impaired user to click a photo … Continue reading

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Safco Office Furniture for your Office | Safco Furniture 2go AlphaBetter height adjustable, stand up desk gives students the option to stand up or sit. Features include: *Adjustable desk height for Grades 3 – 12 *Bookshelf for additional storage Pencil groove on 3 sides Free swinging patent-pending Pendulum footrest … Continue reading

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Giraff Robot | Giraff Telepresence | Giraff Videos The Giraff telepresence robot helps elderly people remain in their homes for longer, and allows them to stay connected to their friends and family in the most personal way possible without actually being there. The image of the remote … Continue reading

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Snapchat and Low Vision | Paths to Technology | Perkins eLearning Recently, I was talking to one of my friends who asked me how people with low vision can access social media applications. With so many visual apps out there, it’s easy for people with vision impairments to feel left … Continue reading

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Audio Tutorials  for NVDA

http://www.ispeech.orgTUTORIALS by Joseph Lee NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access) is a free “screen reader” which enables blind and vision impaired people to use computers. It reads the text on the screen in a computerised voice. You can control what is read … Continue reading

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Student Design Competition | Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America

Text to Speech Student Design Competition The RESNA 2018 Student Design Competition is open DEADLINE for Student Design Competition is Friday, April 13, 2018 at 11:59PM ET   Share this with student “makers” who have RE and AT ideas The RESNA … Continue reading

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Perkin’s E-Learning – Choosing the Appropriate Video Magnifier | OT’s with Apps & Technology

Text to Speech Image from Perkin’s e-Learning In the school system, selection of video magnifiers are typically reserved to the Teachers of the Visually Impaired. Their expertise on the needs of the student,  core curriculum and expanded core curriculum tasks make … Continue reading

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