Category Archives: Computers and Related

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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How to Automatically Answer Phone Calls in iOS 11 on iPhone: Call & FaceTime

http://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speechIn iOS 11, Apple added brand new secret Accessibility feature to greet an incoming call automatically called Auto-Answer Calls. This latest feature all iOS 11 supported iPhone users are eligible to activate auto receive an incoming call without tapping on call Accept … Continue reading

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Snapverter – Accessible, Google Drive-Friendly Files

http://www.ispeech.org Snapverter™ quickly transforms classroom papers, images, and Bookshare eBooks into accessible, Google Drive-friendly files. Make every single word in your classroom truly accessible for every student. Snapverter is an add-on for Read&Write for Google that converts printed documents and … Continue reading

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How to Build a LipSync: 37 Steps (with Pictures)

http://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech Touchscreen devices have become a staple piece of technology in this day and age. In 2016, upwards of 1.6 billion people in the world are using smartphones. Most people cannot get through the day without using their smartphone. It … Continue reading

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ADA Rule Inactive Status: Impacts on Digital Accessibility – WeCo Digital Accessibility

http://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced that rule updates for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) have been placed on an “inactive” list.  These rules would have provided us with specific guidance regarding what website and software … Continue reading

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Anker’s Genie Is Just Like the Echo Dot, Only Cheaper | WIRED

http://www.ispeech.org 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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Tecla expands its accessibility features for users with limited mobility to IOT devices | TechCrunch

http://www.ispeech.org 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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