Category Archives: Computers and Related

Object Recognition Apps – What Apps Might Work for Individuals with Learning or Intellectual Disabilities?

Convert Text to Speech  The science of object recognition  continues to evolve combining the science of artificial intelligence, computer vision and cloud based networks providing  greater recognition accuracy of objects and entities. Application of this science to apps have also become increasingly available on mobile devices … Continue reading

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Microsoft & Tobii Dynavox – Eye Tracking Access For Everyone

Speech Synthesishttps://youtu.be/XR41y5R5K8s   Tobii Dynavox is beyond excited that Tobii’s eye tracking technology will be compatible with Microsoft Eye Control, Microsoft’s newest standard input method in their upcoming Windows 10 update. Every Windows 10 device will be pre-configured to use … Continue reading

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Call Scotland New & Revised Apps Wheel | OT’s with Apps & Technology

iSpeechCall Scotland has curated apps using a clever apps wheel display for several years. Here is their 6th version of the iPad Apps for Learners with Dyslexia / Reading and Writing Difficulties. Their app wheel has those tried and true apps for individuals a learning disability. … Continue reading

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Hot Virtual Keyboard – Virtual On-Screen Keyboard for Windows-Based Devices

http://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech Virtual on-screen keyboard for any taste Replace Windows On-Screen Keyboard with Hot Virtual Keyboard and start typing like a pro in just minutes! Hot Virtual Keyboard packs a number of advanced features to make on-screen typing faster, easier and more accurate. … Continue reading

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Eye-gaze Research – AT and OT: Assistive Technology for OTs

iSpeech Great new longitudinal research about eye-gaze AT with showed that the children improved in time on task after 5 months and became more accurate in selecting targets after 15–20 months. Borgestig, M., Sandqvist, J., Parsons, R., Falkmer, T., & Hemmingsson, H. … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Brain Composer: ‘Thinking’ melodies onto a musical score

TTS Demo This is Gernot Müller-Putz, head of TU Graz’ Institute of Neural Engineering and expert on brain-computer interfaces. Credit: © Lunghammer – TU Graz Brain-computer interfaces, known as BCI, can replace bodily functions to a certain degree. Thanks to … Continue reading

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