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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

Anker’s Genie Is Just Like the Echo Dot, Only Cheaper | WIRED Now it’s [Anker] launching a cheaper version of the Echo Dot smart speaker, powered by Amazon’s Alexa. (Anker’s not trying to win the virtual-assistant game, or at least not yet.) The Eufy Genie’s capabilities match the Echo Dot’s almost exactly. … Continue reading

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HERO | The Smart Appliance that Manages Your Pills

Text to Speech Hello pills, meet technology. HERO is a smart appliance that stores, dispenses, and manages pills for you and your loved ones.  Simple pill dispensing.  Say goodbye to child-proof caps and chunky pill planners.  HERO knows your schedule … Continue reading

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MIT students hack assistive technology solutions for local clients | MIT News More than 1 billion people globally need one or more assistive devices, such as prosthetics and communication devices, to address problems resulting from their disabilities. However, currently 90 percent of people in need are without access to those products, … Continue reading

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Tecla expands its accessibility features for users with limited mobility to IOT devices | TechCrunch For the past seven years, the Canadian technology developer Komodo Openlabs has been working on a device called Tecla that allow users with limited mobility to control electronic devices. Designed for users who have trouble operating smartphones, tablets, or … Continue reading

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Augmented Ability: Assistive Technology Gets Smart | When I walked into an Arlington, VA coffee shop to meet Candice Jordan, I felt the usual anxious vigilance I get when I’m looking for a person I’ve never met. People are usually great at producing obvious body-language signals … Continue reading

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Amazon Echo in the Classroom Hey Teachers! Here are 30 fun ways to use an Amazon Echo or “Alexa” in the Classroom. This amazon echo review will help teachers find the perfect fit for Alexa in their classroom. Make back to school fun with … Continue reading

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Cochlear introduces the world’s first Made for iPhone cochlear implant sound processor Centennial, Colo. (July 26, 2017) – Cochlear Limited (ASX: COH), the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, introduces today its latest innovation, the CochlearTM Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor. Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in June, the Nucleus 7 … Continue reading

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Assistive Technologies Close Digital Divides for People with Visual Impairments | Institute of Museum and Library Services Grant Program Name: Grants to States FY 15 Amount for NJ Library TBBC: $1,733,539 Recipient: New Jersey State Library Talking Book and Braille Center “The one thing we have done at TBBC is to offer veterans the ability to read by … Continue reading

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Large-Print Bluetooth Mini Keyboards Large-Print Bluetooth Mini Keyboards The industry’s first large print Bluetooth keyboard designed for the Vision impaired and mature-aged Apple iPad and iPhone users. Now there is a way to type on a real keyboard with letters that are easy … Continue reading

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Universal cuff daily living aids and adaptive utensil holders EazyHold EazyHold universal cuff for daily living assistance The EazyHold ® universal cuff grip assist is an affordable general use strap that helps people accomplish daily living activities independently despite physical conditions or disabilities impacting grip strength. The flexible universal … Continue reading

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