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An Introductory Set of Accessible Mobile Applications | Yahoo! Accessibility

An Introductory Set of Accessible Mobile Applications | Yahoo! Accessibility | AssistiveTechnology | Scoop.it
Discover the world of accessible applications. This article spotlights mobile applications that solve problems, raise awareness, and are useful to everyone, regardless of disability.
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Universal Design for Learning

A short video explaining the concept and practice of Universal Design for Learning.
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Windows 8 to feature assistive tech improvements for people with ...

Windows 8 to feature assistive tech improvements for people with ... | AssistiveTechnology | Scoop.it
Megan O'Rourke is the coordinator of Assistive Technology Services at Missouri State University. She has a Bachelor of Science in Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations, a Master of Science in Administration ...
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JISC Techdis - Invest in Yourself - Free Resources

JISC Techdis - Invest in Yourself - Free Resources | AssistiveTechnology | Scoop.it

Free online workshops run by JISC TechDis . Awareness raising, training opportunities and live "accessibility clinic" discussions with links to a range of supporting resources and opportunities. See the Spring Term programme. 


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Vodafone Foundation Smart Accessibility Awards winners 2011

Vodafone Foundation Smart Accessibility Awards winners 2011...

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Giving Thanks for Apps that Assist

Giving Thanks for Apps that Assist | AssistiveTechnology | Scoop.it

A colleague of mine recently asked me to share my top ten favorite apps for “Special Education in the Inclusive Classroom”, which is actually something that I am asked to do quite often. Unfortunately, that list does not exist.


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Voice recognition: has it come of age?

Voice recognition: has it come of age? | AssistiveTechnology | Scoop.it
Apple's voice-controlled 'personal assistant' Siri has got everyone talking (in more ways than one). Is this just the start of a computer revolution?
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4 iPhone Tricks for the Hearing and Vision Impaired

4 iPhone Tricks for the Hearing and Vision Impaired | AssistiveTechnology | Scoop.it
Apple's iOS accessibility options make using the iPhone and iPad easier for people with hearing and vision disabilities. These 4 tricks are even handy for those without impairments.
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Five Hidden Features in iOS 5

We highlight five of the most useful features you may not know about like the new split keyboard and custom vibration settings.

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Assistive Technology Device for the Blind - Forbes

Assistive Technology Device for the Blind - Forbes | AssistiveTechnology | Scoop.it
Makers are change agents. As a group, they make because they like to fix things, adapt things, hack things to improve them. As individuals, each is a problem solver. Some solve problems for other makers or people in their niche area.
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gMote Makes Mouse Gestures Simple

Windows only: Freeware application gMote is an attractive, full-featured mouse gesture utility.
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inclusivetechnology's Channel - YouTube

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What is Assistive Technology? Video « ATLA's Assistive Technology ...

What is Assistive Technology? Video « ATLA's Assistive Technology ... | AssistiveTechnology | Scoop.it
ATLA's Assistive Technology Blog · Entries RSS | Comments RSS. BLOG MENU. ATLA Website · Accessible ... What is Assistive Technology? Video. Posted on October 18, 2011 by roblef08. Share this: Facebook · Twitter · Print · Email ...
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BBC Inclusive Newsreader

BBC Inclusive Newsreader | AssistiveTechnology | Scoop.it

An alternative interface to the Newsround website.

 

This accessible resoure has been created to help fill the gap in good quality content available on the web for older disabled children or teenager who use computers operated by switches.

 

The CBBC team behind the Newsreader worked closely with industry experts and special needs schools to produce a greatly simplified interface, which is capable of being controlled by a single switch.

 

Users have the change to adapt what they access by choosing subject blocks (e.g. news, sports etc), and scanning speed, audio and font size settings the site hen scans though navigation options.


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» Touch and type interfaces for the blind 12bubbles: Ideas. Interactions. Experiences. Design.

» Touch and type interfaces for the blind 12bubbles: Ideas. Interactions. Experiences. Design. | AssistiveTechnology | Scoop.it
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Apps by Eyes-Free Project - Android Market

Apps by Eyes-Free Project - Android Market | AssistiveTechnology | Scoop.it

Turns your Android into an eyes-free communication device.Provides one-touch access to Android applications, as well as useful mini-apps built into the Eyes-Free Shell.

eSpeak for Android, Text-To-Speech Extended,  Accessibility Preferences, Talking Compass, WalkyTalky, Talking Dialer, Eyes-Free Keyboard, ...


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The female voice - we need feedback on free text to speech for post 16 learners

The female voice - we need feedback on free text to speech for post 16 learners | AssistiveTechnology | Scoop.it

Learners recently helped us choose the male voice for text to speech for post 16 learners. We had over 350 responses from a wide range of learning contexts and ages!

Now we need your learner’s to help us select from 7 female voice actors to decide who will form the basis of a new, free high quality synthetic speech voice. With a high quality female voice to supplement the male voice we hope to open up the world of free high quality text to speech to everyone in FE, skills and HE sectors. We’ve got a range of voices with a good mix of regional accents to select from.

 

It’s quick, its easy, its online and the deadline is 21st December…

There are 7 voices each speaking for less than a minute and you can listen to them all and score them at http://tinyurl.com/jtdVoice2

 

Please can you forward this to your best contacts working directly with learners to ask them to invite / encourage / cajole students to listen to them and rate them for us in before the end of term and certainly before 21st December? It’s a quick job – only 4 questions and a Yes/No recommendation per voice.

Once again, apologies for the rush – we’re trying to work around Christmas!

Many thanks


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Using Evernote and Skitch Together for Learning and Practicing Sign Language

Using Evernote and Skitch Together for Learning and Practicing Sign Language | AssistiveTechnology | Scoop.it

Laura Lippincott has been learning sign language for the past 30 years. She works for a non-profit organization, interpreting for clients in a variety of settings ranging from doctors’ offices to work environments.

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Five Stages of Accessibility — Simply Accessible

Five Stages of Accessibility — Simply Accessible | AssistiveTechnology | Scoop.it
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Libraries lead the way providing tools for visually impaired students | EIFL

Libraries lead the way providing tools for visually impaired students | EIFL | AssistiveTechnology | Scoop.it

EIFL-FOSS programme manager, Simon Ball, with support from JISC TechDis (a UK advisory service providing advice and guidance on accessibility and technology), supplied open source software on memory sticks to support writing and reading as well as specific visual and reading disabilities...


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Apple's AssistiveTouch Helps the Disabled Use a Smartphone

Apple's AssistiveTouch Helps the Disabled Use a Smartphone | AssistiveTechnology | Scoop.it

Somebody at Apple took the challenges of the disabled seriously enough to write a complete, elegant and thoughtful feature that takes down most of the physical barriers to using an app phone.


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Podcast: Facing up to Facebook : JISC

Podcast: Facing up to Facebook : JISC | AssistiveTechnology | Scoop.it

At the beginning of the new academic year, colleges and universities will be re-examining their policies – including their students’ use of social media.

 

Nicola Yeeles spoke to John X Kelly and Lynn McHugh from JISC Legal to find out how universities and colleges can make sure they are complying with legal and ethical issues around their students’ use of online community sites like Facebook and how the new guidance from JISC Legal can help


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Apps for Autism - 60 Minutes - CBS News

Apps for Autism - 60 Minutes - CBS News | AssistiveTechnology | Scoop.it
60 Minutes on CBS News: Apps for Autism - Autistic people whose condition prevents them from speaking are making breakthroughs with the help of tablet computers and special applications that allow them to communicate, some for the first time.
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App Store - Autism 5-Point Scale EP

App Store - Autism 5-Point Scale EP | AssistiveTechnology | Scoop.it

New FREE app on iTunes for students with ASD. The app uses 5-Point scale to help students understand social interactions and learn how to control emotional responses during an emergency. Customize the app using personal photos and audio messages. This app was developed by the Autism Society of Minnesota.


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An Introductory Set of Accessible Mobile Applications | Yahoo! Accessibility

An Introductory Set of Accessible Mobile Applications | Yahoo! Accessibility | AssistiveTechnology | Scoop.it
Discover the world of accessible applications. This article spotlights mobile applications that solve problems, raise awareness, and are useful to everyone, regardless of disability.
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ATHEN Report on the Accessibility of Google Documents

Google Inc. is in the process of improving its Google Application suite to make it more accessible for people with disabilities. To date, many improvements have been made, but the efforts have largely targeted screen reader users and not considered people with other types of disabilities.

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