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Orbit and APH introduce accessible graphing calculator | Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments

Orbit and APH introduce accessible graphing calculator | Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments | Accessibility Daily | Scoop.it
WILMINGTON, DE: Orbit Research and the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) announced the introduction of the Orion TI-84 Plus, the world's ...
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Danish company launches AppWriter app for people with learning disabilities Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments

Danish company launches AppWriter app for people with learning disabilities Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments | Accessibility Daily | Scoop.it

LingApps, a Danish software company that develops speech and language technology, launched AppWriter app, the first text editor for the iPad in the USA on March 22. AppWriter is packed with incredible assistive features, a font designed to help dyslexics read and write, as well as text-to-speech, optical character recognition (OCR), and other features designed to help users who have learning disabilities or visual disabilities. http://globalaccessibilitynews.com/2012/03/26/danish-company-launches-appwriter-app-for-people-with-learning-disabilities/

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Google+ Hangouts become accessible to blind people Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments

People who are blind can now use Google+ Hangouts group video chats with the help of the Chrome Extension called ‘Accessible Hangouts for Google+‘. The extension is created by a software engineer Mohamed Mansour.

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SFB launches MyWay app to aid blind people Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments

SFB launches MyWay app to aid blind people Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments | Accessibility Daily | Scoop.it

Swiss Federation of the Blind (SFB) developed MyWay app for iPhone to aid people who are blind. http://globalaccessibilitynews.com/2012/02/27/sfb-launches-myway-app-to-aid-blind-people/

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Krown VTouch Braille TTY for Deafblind People Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments

Krown VTouch Braille TTY for Deafblind People Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments | Accessibility Daily | Scoop.it

Communication with the Krown V-Touch TTY will be faster and more convenient for Deafblind people.

To aid people who are deafblind in having a conversation over the telephone, Krown Manufacturing Inc. has developed Krown Braille-TTY telephone. http://globalaccessibilitynews.com/2012/02/13/krown-developed-vtouch-braille-tty-for-deafblind-people/

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Star Wars Game Wins AbleGamers Accessibility Award Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments

Star Wars Game Wins AbleGamers Accessibility Award Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments | Accessibility Daily | Scoop.it

AbleGamers Foundation has selected BioWare’s Star Wars: The Old Republic for its Accessible Mainstream Game of the Year Award for 2011. http://globalaccessibilitynews.com/2012/01/23/star-wars-game-wins-ablegamers-accessibility-award/

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iBlink Radio app for people with visual disabilities Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments

iBlink Radio app for people with visual disabilities Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments | Accessibility Daily | Scoop.it

The free iBlink Radio application from Serotek Corporation offers radio stations, podcasts and reading services of special interest to people with visual disabilities; as well as their friends, family, caregivers and those wanting to know what life is like without eye sight. http://globalaccessibilitynews.com/2012/01/02/iblink-radio-app-for-people-with-visual-disabilities/

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GAATES launched Global Accessibility News service

GAATES launched Global Accessibility News service | Accessibility Daily | Scoop.it

The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES) announced its worldwide launch of an international accessibility news service. 

www.globalaccessibilitynews.com

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Japan to introduce smartphone app for people with vision disabilities to read currency | Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments

Japan to introduce smartphone app for people with vision disabilities to read currency | Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments | Accessibility Daily | Scoop.it
TOKYO: Japan will be releasing a free smartphone app that can read the denomination of money for people who are blind and low vision. The new app can he...
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German researchers develop assistant Robot FRIEND for people with disabilities Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments

German researchers develop assistant Robot FRIEND for people with disabilities Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments | Accessibility Daily | Scoop.it

BREMEN, GERMANY: The Bremen University researchers have developed prototype assistant robot FRIEND for people with disabilities. http://globalaccessibilitynews.com/2012/03/16/german-researchers-develop-assistant-robot-for-people-with-disabilities/

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LookTel releases recognizer app to help blind people to identify objects Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments

LookTel releases recognizer app to help blind people to identify objects Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments | Accessibility Daily | Scoop.it

A company called NantWorks launched the LookTel Recognizer app for iOS devices to help people with visual disabilities to identify objects simply by pointing their iPhone camera http://globalaccessibilitynews.com/2012/03/05/looktel-releases-recognizer-app-to-help-blind-people-to-identify-objects/

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New social networking site ‘Travelling Chair’ allows users to rate venues on accessibility Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments

New social networking site ‘Travelling Chair’ allows users to rate venues on accessibility Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments | Accessibility Daily | Scoop.it

Travelling Chair is a new social networking website where people with disabilities can rate, review and share information on public venues on accessibility. http://globalaccessibilitynews.com/2012/02/06/new-social-networking-site-%E2%80%98travelling-chair%E2%80%99-allows-users-to-rate-venues-on-accessibility/

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Glove translates sign language into text Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments

Glove translates sign language into text Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments | Accessibility Daily | Scoop.it

AbleGamers Foundation has selected BioWare’s Star Wars: The Old Republic for its Accessible Mainstream Game of the Year Award for 2011. AbleGamers Foundation is a leading advocacy organization dedicated http://globalaccessibilitynews.com/2012/01/30/glove-translates-sign-language-into-text/

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Panasonic introduces Bluetooth-enabled hearing aid, connects to mobile phones, TVs Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments

Panasonic introduces Bluetooth-enabled hearing aid, connects to mobile phones, TVs Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments | Accessibility Daily | Scoop.it

http://globalaccessibilitynews.com/2012/01/09/panasonic-introduces-bluetooth-enabled-hearing-aid-connects-to-mobile-phones-tvs/

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iPhone App provides accessibility information to visitors coming to London for the 2012 Games Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments

iPhone App provides accessibility information to visitors coming to London for the 2012 Games Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments | Accessibility Daily | Scoop.it

A new free Inclusive London iPhone app has been launched to give greater access to people with disabilities, elderly people and parents with young children and buggies, enabling them to easily locate accessible city of London. The Inclusive London app is now available from the official website www.inclusivelondon.com information portal for the 2012 Games.

Read full story http://globalaccessibilitynews.com/2011/12/26/iphone-app-provides-accessibility-information-to-visitors-coming-to-london-for-the-2012-games/

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Japanese healthcare robot RIBA II lifts patients from bed to wheelchair Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments

Japanese healthcare robot RIBA II lifts patients from bed to wheelchair Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments | Accessibility Daily | Scoop.it

RIBA-II, the next generation Japanese healthcare robot developed by researchers at RIKEN and Tokai Rubber Industries (TRI), a Japanese government-run research body that surveyed nursing homes to find that lifting patients was the most tiring thing for workers, carried out an average of 40 times every day.

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