Category Archives: Disability Related

MIT students hack assistive technology solutions for local clients | MIT News

http://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech 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

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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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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Microsoft’s Emma Watch is a game-changer for people with Parkinson’s

http://www.ispeech.org 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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Limitless: Breaking the bounds of disability | PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs

Speech Synthesis Limitless: Breaking the bounds of disability In the United States, one out of every five adults lives with a disability and 6.5 million students receive services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. However, equal access to education, … Continue reading

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Researchers develop non-invasive deep brain stimulation method | Science | The Guardian

http://www.ispeech.org Now, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have a developed a new method that can stimulate cells deep inside the brain non-invasively, using multiple electric fields applied from outside the organ. In a study published today in the … Continue reading

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Transcending Disabilities: Positive Body Imaging | Kim Lan Grout | TEDxUNC – YouTube

http://www.ispeech.org One day in the grocery store, someone questioned Kim Lan Grout’s ability to be a mother because of her leg amputation. In this talk, Grout explores the way we judge differences, and how simple it is to change the … Continue reading

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FARMER/VETERAN

http://www.ispeech.org Farmer Veteran Documentary on PBS’ Independent Lens, May 29th Our Website Home from three combat tours in Iraq, Alex Sutton forges a new identity as a farmer, hatching chicks and raising goats on 43 acres in rural North Carolina. … Continue reading

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RIGHT TO RISK – About the Film

http://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech The “Right to Risk” documentary was filmed in May 2005, accompanying eight individuals with significant physical disabilities on a 15-day whitewater raft trip down 225 miles of Colorado River through the most inaccessible and awe-inspiring environment of Arizona’s Grand … Continue reading

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‘Sesame Street,’ ‘Power Rangers’ Could Help Dispel Autism Stereotypes 

Text to Speech On a sunny day on Sesame Street, Abby Cadabby asks her new neighbor Julia if she wants to play a game. Julia, a red-headed Muppet in a pink smock, doesn’t answer at first. Instead, she stares straight … Continue reading

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