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This Glove Could Help Deaf-Blind People Communicate With Anyone, Anywhere

This Glove Could Help Deaf-Blind People Communicate With Anyone, Anywhere | Occupational Therapy Assistive Technology | Scoop.it

And the research behind it could change how we all interact with computers, technology, and with each other.


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Diana Petschauer's curator insight, June 26, 2013 6:07 PM

This is phenomenal technology with SO much potential for individuals who are deaf-blind and other uses and users, including those who need AAC. Currently deaf-blind users can also communicate with anyone, anytime using certain refreshable braille displays, if they know braille, and the person communicating with them does not need to know braille, and they work with laptops, iPads, iphones, etc, such as this one:

http://www.hims-inc.com/products/braille-sense-u2-communicator/

 

Tom Beiling is a genius and his article can be clicked on above or seen here:http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/06/this-glove-could-help-deaf-blind-people-communicate-with-anyone-anywhere/277240/

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The link for that Braille display is here:http://www.hims-inc.com/products/braille-sense-u2-communicator/
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TacType — Touch-type on your iPad Keyboard

TacType — Touch-type on your iPad Keyboard | Occupational Therapy Assistive Technology | Scoop.it
The TacType Keyboard turns the iPad virtual keyboard into a real keyboard with tactile feedback—without the drawbacks of a Bluetooth keyboard.

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Diana Petschauer's curator insight, November 1, 2013 11:24 AM

Excellent For students and individuals who need the tactile feedback and guidance, and/ or those who have difficulty with resting their hands on the ipad screen.

John A. Morris's curator insight, November 3, 2013 10:38 AM

Now Low Vision patients can have an additional communication tool  that doesn't require additional hardware.  Not bad for the rest of us too - one more thing we don't have to carry - keyboards.

Heather Peretz's curator insight, February 3, 3:45 PM

Great for individuals that need the tactile input of a keyboard when typing. 

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Hack A Day-Building custom game controllers for people with physical disabilities-LOW COST Solutions

Hack A Day-Building custom game controllers for people with physical disabilities-LOW COST Solutions | Occupational Therapy Assistive Technology | Scoop.it

From Caleb Kraft, Senior Editor of Hack A Day and brilliant creator: "Gaming, as you can imagine, is very important to [Thomas] and people like him. It offers a release of frustration, like it does for all of us, but also a

level playing ground. When he’s in the game, he’s like everyone else."


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Diana Petschauer's comment, June 24, 2013 10:08 PM
Be sure to check out the Controller Project:
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http://thecontrollerproject.com/
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As well as Ablegamers: http://www.ablegamers.com/
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Apps List by Occupational Performance | OT's with Apps

The OT mTool Kit resource - review of apps and mobile device resources for OT's working with children and adults. (by Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, AdEd, OTR/L, ATP)
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OT's ROCK!

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Voice Recognition Tool Dragon for Android Adds Hands-Free Driver Mode - The Next Web

Voice Recognition Tool Dragon for Android Adds Hands-Free Driver Mode - The Next Web | Occupational Therapy Assistive Technology | Scoop.it
Voice Recognition Tool Dragon for Android Adds Hands-Free Driver Mode
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Email Dictation 220x391 Voice recognition tool Dragon updates Android app with hands free driver mode and Dubbed ...
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Also maybe for people with a physical handicap 

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Bo's Jigsaw Puzzels - Demo video

"Bo's Jigsaw Puzzles" is a great App that offers children great playtime with jigsaw puzzles of the adorable and playful Bo the Giraffe, his friends and the...
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A way to get children with physical limitations the perceptual component of puzzles!

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For English language learners, a digital tool that tries to find the right ...

For English language learners, a digital tool that tries to find the right ... | Occupational Therapy Assistive Technology | Scoop.it
Since launching in 2008, the company, which has raised $20 million in venture funding, says it's mapped one trillion English sentences on the web. Its “Proofreader” and writing “Coach” apps have ...
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OT's with Apps

OT's with Apps | Occupational Therapy Assistive Technology | Scoop.it
The OT mTool Kit resource - review of apps and mobile device resources for OT's working with children and adults. (OT’s with Apps is a resource to educational and medical occupational therapists, parents and clients on iPod,...
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Tablet Stand with Storage

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Designed for the classroom, the Belkin Tablet Stand with Storage keeps technology within reach and at comfortable positions for viewing or typing. Tablet stand with attached storage box keeps headphones, pencils, and other school supplies organized and accessible.


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great idea!

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Diana Petschauer's curator insight, May 23, 2013 1:05 PM

What an excellent idea!

Willemien's curator insight, October 30, 2013 11:26 AM

ziet er goed uit

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FastFig

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FastFig is the word processor for math.

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Diana Petschauer's curator insight, May 1, 2013 12:25 PM
FastFig makes it easy to Type and solve math problems. • Basic Math • Algebra • Calculus • Trigonometry • Statistics • Linear Algebra • Engineering Mathematics • And much more…
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No Sign-Language Interpreter? Try this App System!

No Sign-Language Interpreter?  Try this App System! | Occupational Therapy Assistive Technology | Scoop.it
Face-to-face communication for a person who is deaf with someone who does not sign, can be difficult. Interpreters are not always available. Writing doesn’t always work because it can be slow...

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good tool to add to your tool box!

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This Glove Could Help Deaf-Blind People Communicate With Anyone, Anywhere

This Glove Could Help Deaf-Blind People Communicate With Anyone, Anywhere | Occupational Therapy Assistive Technology | Scoop.it

And the research behind it could change how we all interact with computers, technology, and with each other.


Via Diana Petschauer
Karen Jackson Stindt's insight:

One can only dream!

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Diana Petschauer's curator insight, June 26, 2013 6:07 PM

This is phenomenal technology with SO much potential for individuals who are deaf-blind and other uses and users, including those who need AAC. Currently deaf-blind users can also communicate with anyone, anytime using certain refreshable braille displays, if they know braille, and the person communicating with them does not need to know braille, and they work with laptops, iPads, iphones, etc, such as this one:

http://www.hims-inc.com/products/braille-sense-u2-communicator/

 

Tom Beiling is a genius and his article can be clicked on above or seen here:http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/06/this-glove-could-help-deaf-blind-people-communicate-with-anyone-anywhere/277240/

Diana Petschauer's comment, June 26, 2013 6:12 PM
The link for that Braille display is here:http://www.hims-inc.com/products/braille-sense-u2-communicator/
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Apps to help people with Alzheimer's - Daily Comet

Apps to help people with Alzheimer's - Daily Comet | Occupational Therapy Assistive Technology | Scoop.it
Apps to help people with Alzheimer's
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After that, you can give him a one-touch dialing app like Unus Tactus. It lets you organize emergency contacts by photos to help him contact you. There are some apps you should look into, too.
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or people with cognitive disabilities?

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Portable Phone Charger Invented By Awesome Texas Teens (VIDEO) - Huffington Post

Portable Phone Charger Invented By Awesome Texas Teens (VIDEO) - Huffington Post | Occupational Therapy Assistive Technology | Scoop.it
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Ambiance. This "environment enhancer" app is the perfect tool for sleep, meditation, yoga, or just a five-minute "time out." The
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SoundBrush Transforms from Toy to Tool with Revamped iPad App

SoundBrush Transforms from Toy to Tool with Revamped iPad App | Occupational Therapy Assistive Technology | Scoop.it
The old app, which the Canadian entrepreneur describes now as a toy, received 130,000 downloads; he hopes the new SoundBrush, more of a "tool," will be even more successful.
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WOW! Could be just the right tool for some of our students.

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WriteOnline App | OT's with Apps

WriteOnline App | OT's with Apps | Occupational Therapy Assistive Technology | Scoop.it
The OT mTool Kit resource - review of apps and mobile device resources for OT's working with children and adults. (by Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, AdEd, OTR/L, ATP)
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Cool writing app! From Carol who has more time to scoop that I do!

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World’s first smartphone for blind invented in India

World’s first smartphone for blind invented in India | Occupational Therapy Assistive Technology | Scoop.it
The most obvious question is how does a smartphone work for people who are blind? The answer in layman terms is its innovative "touchscreen" which converts text and pictures into Braille and raised patterns.

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Could be a great teaching tool!

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Diana Petschauer's curator insight, April 23, 2013 9:50 AM

I am very interested in this innovation becoming a reality, and hope that this technology also encompasses Voice Output guidance. Currently individuals who are Blind combine the iPhone with VoiceOver and a refreshing Braille display, it would be excellent to have these features combined in one device, along with tactile images. 

Rui Teles's curator insight, April 27, 2013 12:07 PM

Innovation!

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An article and video mention that it should be released by the end of 2013, for about $185.00; that is very comparable to cell phones now and much cheaper than an iPhone...it will be interesting to see this unfold, and what operating system it uses: http://mashable.com/2013/04/24/braille-smartphone/?goback=%2Egde_761737_member_236720736
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Defining My Dyslexia

Defining My Dyslexia | Occupational Therapy Assistive Technology | Scoop.it

Perhaps I’ve succeeded not

despite of, but because of,

my disability.


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Insightful article

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Diana Petschauer's curator insight, May 24, 2013 12:32 PM

Such a Phenomal Article by an excellent author and medical student!

"Studies using cognitive testing and functional M.R.I.’s have demonstrated exceptional three-dimensional and spatial reasoning among dyslexic individuals, which may account for the many successful dyslexic engineers. Similar studies have shown increased creativity and big-picture thinking (or “gist-detection”) in dyslexics, which correlates with the surprising number of dyslexic entrepreneurs, novelists and filmmakers."

 "Today’s educational environment exacerbates dyslexic weaknesses. Schools misidentify poor spelling and slow reading as a lack of intelligence; typically diagnose the condition only after students have fallen behind; and too often fail to provide dyslexic students with the audio and video materials that would help them learn. Until these disadvantages are removed, “disability” most accurately describes what young dyslexics confront."

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Assistive Technology: New Trend Emerging in Classroom Presentation Systems

Assistive Technology: New Trend Emerging in Classroom Presentation Systems | Occupational Therapy Assistive Technology | Scoop.it
See on Scoop.it - OT mTool Kit Carol Leynse Harpold's insight: iPad presentation options with document camersa, iPad's and interactive white boards. See Brian Friedlander's post for more informatio...
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