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How to Access the Undo and Redo Buttons on the iPad and iPhone | The iPad Guide

How to Access the Undo and Redo Buttons on the iPad and iPhone | The iPad Guide | Michigan Assistive Technology Program | Scoop.it

"New iOS users may not realize that both the iPad and iPhone feature "undo" and "redo" text options. The undo and redo buttons on the iPad are quite easy to access, while the process of undoing and redoing text on the iPhone is kind of silly."


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Comparing the Accessibility and Screen Enhancement Features of Google Android Lollipop 5.0 and Apple iOS 8.1.1 for People with Low Vision | AccessWorld® - January 2015

Comparing the Accessibility and Screen Enhancement Features of Google Android Lollipop 5.0 and Apple iOS 8.1.1 for People with Low Vision | AccessWorld® - January 2015 | Michigan Assistive Technology Program | Scoop.it
It was only seven years ago that Apple rolled out its first iPhone to the general public, introducing the world to the iOS operating system. In 2008, the HTC Dream was the first commercially available smartphone to run the Android operating system from Google. How times have changed! iOS and Android have quickly become the most ubiquitous mobile operating systems on the planet. Apple and Google remain in fierce competition over market share in the mobile OS space. So what does this mean for consumers who are blind and visually impaired? This level of competition, along with a concerted effort by smartphone manufacturers to offer a higher level of built-in accessibility, has resulted in a continual increase in options for consumers with visual impairments.

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Useful information for those who access educational materials using their SmartPhones.

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eBook DRM: Providing Protection or Preventing Profits? | Good-E-Reader

eBook DRM: Providing Protection or Preventing Profits? | Good-E-Reader | Michigan Assistive Technology Program | Scoop.it

Have you ever purchased an e-book, but could only use it on a single device or app? That’s because digital rights management (DRM) is preventing you from moving it to other devices. By definition, DRM is any technology that sellers build into an electronic product or service to limit the range of the file’s uses after purchase. DRM is designed to prevent customers from using digital technology beyond what a bookseller or mobile device manufacturer intended.

Why is DRM used? Considering the amount of time and money authors and publishers invest in a new book, it’s no surprise that they would want to protect their work from piracy. DRM systems can place a wide range of restrictions on content purchased legally, such as blocking the conversion of e-books into different formats and imposing limitations on e-book sharing with multiple users and different devices.


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The Chairless Chair, an invisible chair that you can wear

The Chairless Chair, an invisible chair that you can wear | Michigan Assistive Technology Program | Scoop.it
It's like a chair that isn't there, but magically appears whenever you need it. It's called the Chairless Chair and you wear it on your legs like an exoskeleton.
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This Stylish Jewelry Could Keep You Safe

This Stylish Jewelry Could Keep You Safe | Michigan Assistive Technology Program | Scoop.it
Though the language used in its commercial smacks of “so simple, even a woman can understand it,” I must admit that the Cuff is a pretty cool invention. It’s a little chip (or “tiny device with technology inside,” as the commercial puts it) worn in a piece of jew
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The ITU Blo Abou Contributor Mainstreaming Accessibility: Deafblindness, Assistive Technology and Advocacy

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Demo of the FitBit Flex (exercise band) with the iPhone Using VoiceOver

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Sample phone setup options for different users.

Sample phone setup options for different users. | Michigan Assistive Technology Program | Scoop.it
On the following pages, I have put together some sample sets of apps and settings which should work well for several different fairly broad user groups. As always these will not be ideal for everyo...
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Revel Systems Launches New iPad POS Accessibility Bundle for the Visually Impaired

Revel Systems Launches New iPad POS Accessibility Bundle for the Visually Impaired | Michigan Assistive Technology Program | Scoop.it
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Walker with Kinect Sensor Helps Seniors to Prevent Accidents | EMDT - European Medical Device Technology

Walker with Kinect Sensor Helps Seniors to Prevent Accidents | EMDT - European Medical Device Technology | Michigan Assistive Technology Program | Scoop.it
European Medical Device Technology (EMDT) combines in-depth technical articles focusing on medical device materials issues, design breakthroughs, manufacturing processes and regulation European medical device manufacturers.
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Adaptech Research Network | Database of Free & Inexpensive Computer Technologies

Adaptech Research Network | Database of Free & Inexpensive Computer Technologies | Michigan Assistive Technology Program | Scoop.it
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TabTimer, Reminders, Timers, Vibrating Watches, Pill Dispensers

TabTimer, Reminders, Timers, Vibrating Watches, Pill Dispensers | Michigan Assistive Technology Program | Scoop.it
TabTimer Reminders: timers, pill boxes, medication reminders, vibrating watches, vibrating and talking clocks - to help keep people on-time.
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Quick Tip: A Workaround for the Bluetooth Keyboard Problem Introduced in iOS 7.1 | AppleVis

In this podcast, David Woodbridge briefly discusses the bug introduced in iOS 7.1 which causes problems for VoiceOver users when trying to use a Bluetooth keyboard. He then describes a temporary workaround which should improve things somewhat until Apple fixes the bug.
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Section 508 guidelines get an update under proposed rule | Federal News Radio

Section 508 guidelines get an update under proposed rule | Federal News Radio | Michigan Assistive Technology Program | Scoop.it
Technology has changed a lot since 2000, when the U.S. Access Board issued its first accessiblity guidelines for federal IT.

On Wednesday, the Access Board released its long-awaited proposed rule to update accessibility guidelines for federal information and communication technology (ICT) subject to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. It also provides similar updates for telecommunications equipment covered by Section 255 of the Communications Act.

"The Board's proposal is responsive to widespread changes and innovations in the IT and communication industries," said Sachin Dev Pavithran, vice chairman of the Access Board, in a release. "It is important that the 508 Standards and 255 Guidelines stay abreast of the ever-evolving technologies they cover so that accessibility for people with disabilities is properly addressed."

 

The proposed rule incorporates the latest version of the international Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).


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Comprehensive List of Free e-Book Websites for your e-Reader | Good-E-Reader

Comprehensive List of Free e-Book Websites for your e-Reader | Good-E-Reader | Michigan Assistive Technology Program | Scoop.it
If you own an e-reader you often can only buy e-books from the bookstore that is bundled on your device. Many of the budget e-readers out there don’t even have a bookstore that is accessible by users and many people are left to fend for themselves to load content on it.

Today we are proud to give you the most comprehensive free e-book resource catalog online. All of these books are hardware agnostic, which means they are not locked by DRM (Digital Rights Management). All you have to do is simply download a title and load in via the USB cable from your computer to your e-reader. Many of these sites also provide the books in more than one format, so they will work with your Amazon Kindle, Kobo, Barnes and Noble Nook, Sony e-reader and hundreds of others.

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Dragon Naturally Speaking Video 10 - Drag and Drop - Coolfields Consulting

Dragon Naturally Speaking Video 10 - Drag and Drop - Coolfields Consulting | Michigan Assistive Technology Program | Scoop.it
Sometimes you need drag and drop functionality on a website, or on your computer. But how do you do drag and drop with Dragon NaturallySpeaking? I'll show you.
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High-tech items giving deaf-blind online access

SANDS POINT, N.Y. — Tanisha Verdejo loves to surf the Internet for shopping deals. She chats on Facebook, learns about new recipes and enjoys sending
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Get the Picture | This blog is a follow-up to the book Get the Picture: Viewing the World with the iPhone Camera.

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How to Access the Undo and Redo Buttons on the iPad and iPhone | The iPad Guide

How to Access the Undo and Redo Buttons on the iPad and iPhone | The iPad Guide | Michigan Assistive Technology Program | Scoop.it

"New iOS users may not realize that both the iPad and iPhone feature "undo" and "redo" text options. The undo and redo buttons on the iPad are quite easy to access, while the process of undoing and redoing text on the iPhone is kind of silly."


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Older Adults and Technology Use

Older Adults and Technology Use | Michigan Assistive Technology Program | Scoop.it
America’s seniors have historically been late adopters to the world of technology compared to their younger compatriots, but their movement into digital life continues to deepen, according to newly released data from the Pew Research Center. In this report, we take advantage of a particularly large survey to conduct a unique exploration not only of technology use between Americans ages 65 or older and the rest of the population, but within the senior population as well.
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“Virtual Cane” for the Blind, Powered by Arduino and Android

“Virtual Cane” for the Blind, Powered by Arduino and Android | Michigan Assistive Technology Program | Scoop.it
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When used by a blind individual, this device will replace the traditional White Cane. Furthermore, the device acts as a personal assistant,
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3D Systems Provides Students With Disabilities Access to 3D Printing for Assistive Devices

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7-128 Software - Top 25 Sites for Gamers who are Blind - 2014

7-128 Software offers computer games that entertain with content. They are family friendly, non-violent games that are easy to play. They are playable in limited amounts of time, are inexpensive or FREE, run on older computers and are accessible.
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