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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

NV Access | Microsoft Excel Training for NVDA (eBook)

TTS Demo 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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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iPad Pro 1 & 2 Cases for 12.9″ | OT’s with Apps & Technology

Powered by iSpeech 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 … Continue reading

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Lifeline Access | Philips Lifeline ® Lifeline Access for individuals with limited mobility or physical challenges   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 … Continue reading

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Accessibile transportation – IBM Accessibility Research

Powered by iSpeech 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 … Continue reading

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CapturaTalk for Android™ Trial – Android Apps on Google Play

Text to SpeechCapturaTalk is a powerful reading comprehension tool that enables users to access and understand any text (online, digital, material) at any time. It uses a variety of tools to achieve this, such the accessibility focused web browser and … Continue reading

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Thumbs up! These smart gloves translate sign language to text – CNET 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 … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s Emma Watch is a game-changer for people with Parkinson’s Smartwatches may not be as hot as they used to be, but that doesn’t mean wrist-worn wearables are dead altogether.Far from it, actually. Take the Emma Watch, a wrist wearable created by Microsoft Research Innovation Director Haiyan Zhang that’s … Continue reading

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Two Apps: Take a Picture. Set a reminder. two apps for Android and iPhone allow to you use images for setting reminders. A simple way to use your pictures as reminders. Take a photo of an important task. Set a reminder time, and you’re done! With PhotoMind, … Continue reading

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