Category Archives: Blindness

Augmented Ability: Assistive Technology Gets Smart | PCMag.com

http://www.ispeech.org 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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Assistive Technologies Close Digital Divides for People with Visual Impairments | Institute of Museum and Library Services

http://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech 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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IBM’s Watson: Analyzing Data to Predict the Success of Guide Dog Puppies in Training

http://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speechIf there are two things that seem to be polar opposites, it’s the warm exuberance of puppies and the cold intelligence of a supercomputer like IBM’s Watson. At Guiding Eyes for the Blind in Yorktown Heights, New York, need has brought the two … Continue reading

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ELI – Android Apps on Google Play

http://www.ispeech.orghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYX8Bn-8UPM ELI is a personal assistant for the visually impaired that help identify objects. ELI is NOT a QR Code Scanner. ELI uses unique and special QR coded adhesive labels that do not limit the amount of voice recording that … Continue reading

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The A T junkie show: The new certification in assistive technology instructional specialist

TTS Bill Boules discusses the New certification in assistive technology for people who are blind or low vision. It is called the certified assistive technology instructional specialist. For many years people who are blind or have low vision have been … Continue reading

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The Journey Continues For Humanware And the Victor Reader Trek

Text to Speech VoicesVictor Reader Trek Podcast  Joe Steinkamp Jul 02, 2017 6:51 PM ET Another convention and another special where we take a long look at a new product. This time, Greg Stilson of Humanware sits down with Joe … Continue reading

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Southeast ADA Center: Audio Description Comes to Amazon Video

Speech Synthesis I am delighted to announce that last week we launched audio description support for Amazon Video, providing our blind and visually-impaired customers access to professional narration describing what is taking place during stretches where there is no dialog. … Continue reading

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Accessible Guitar Tuner 

iSpeechA Guitar Tuner for Blind Guitarist This is a tuner that is made specifically for blind people. It uses audio feedback to tell you if a string is too high or too low. How does it work? After turning it … Continue reading

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iMerciv. Wearable Assistive Technology

http://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech Feel the Buzz, Not the Bump. The BuzzClip is a small and discreet wearable for people that are blind or partially sighted. The device uses ultrasound to detect obstacles that may lie directly in one’s path. It then notifies … Continue reading

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