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Coin is a new device that can hold and be used like the cards you already carry.
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I like that it has a prox sensor - having multiple cards attached makes me nervous, especially when handing off to a waiter or something - how does we know they won't change it?  But still a cool idea - especially for someone with memory issues.

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With Apps, Children Can Play the Game of Math - New York Times

With Apps, Children Can Play the Game of Math - New York Times | Assistive Technology | Scoop.it
With Apps, Children Can Play the Game of Math New York Times The app is like a game, and it starts at an abstract level: The player has to match small cartoon icons with their matching “dark” alternatives, eventually arranging the pieces on the...
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Tobii Assistive Technology Named CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Award Honoree

Tobii Assistive Technology Named CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Award Honoree | Assistive Technology | Scoop.it
STOCKHOLM & BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 13, 2013--, a division of the Tobii group, the global market leaders in eye tracking, today announced its recognition as anHonoree.
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SwiftKey improves virtual keyboards again with 'Layouts for Living' | ZDNet

SwiftKey improves virtual keyboards again with 'Layouts for Living' | ZDNet | Assistive Technology | Scoop.it
SwiftKey has bolstered its reputation for making the world's most usable virtual keyboard with the arrival of version 4.3, including a new feature that adapts the size and placement of the keyboard.
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Wake Up And Get Moving With The Help Of These iPhone Alarm Clock Apps -- AppAdvice

Wake Up And Get Moving With The Help Of These iPhone Alarm Clock Apps -- AppAdvice | Assistive Technology | Scoop.it
Replace your old school alarm clock with these apps. ([iGeeky] Wake Up And Get Moving With The Help Of These iPhone Alarm Clock Apps.: Waking up ...
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Why do I imagine my husband's phone flying across the room as he "shakes" it?  lol

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Rising to the challenge: Making technology a better enabler for people with dementia - Alzheimer's Society

Rising to the challenge: Making technology a better enabler for people with dementia - Alzheimer's Society | Assistive Technology | Scoop.it
Alzheimer's Society News - Rising to the challenge: Making technology a better enabler for people with dementia - Alzheimer's Society today (4 November 2013) is calling on providers, academics, leaders and users of assistive technology to take...
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9 Women in Tech Building Apps That Make a Difference | Slideshow

9 Women in Tech Building Apps That Make a Difference | Slideshow | Assistive Technology | Scoop.it
To this day, women are far outnumbered by men in the tech world. Here are nine women helping to prove tech development isn't a man's world. (9 Women in Tech Building Apps That Make a Difference - including a 9-year old!
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Apps for Students | Dyslexia & Reading Difficulties - NCLD

Apps for Students | Dyslexia & Reading Difficulties - NCLD | Assistive Technology | Scoop.it
Reading is the area in which students with dyslexia struggle the most. Luckily, there are mobile apps that can help with functions like text-to-speech translation.

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Best apps new iPad Air owners should download right now!

Best apps new iPad Air owners should download right now! | Assistive Technology | Scoop.it
Get the most out of your brand new iPad Air with the best-of-the-best of the iPad App Store's nearly half-a-million apps! Just get a brand new iPad Air or anticipating picking up a new Retina iPad mini when it ships later this month?
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Conductive Ink Turns Paper Into Musical Instruments | Wired Design | Wired.com

Conductive Ink Turns Paper Into Musical Instruments | Wired Design | Wired.com | Assistive Technology | Scoop.it
Like magic, these paper instruments can make music.
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More paper creativity!  A really neat way to combine art and music!

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Disney Research makes paper cool again by turning it into a generator (video)

Disney Research makes paper cool again by turning it into a generator (video) | Assistive Technology | Scoop.it
Disney has a knack for making the mundane magical, whether it's transforming a pumpkin into a carriage or a few sheets of paper into a generator. The
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What a neat idea - think of the uses for Switch Access in places where batteries / energy could be an issue!

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Emergency Preparedness Resources for the Deaf and Hard of ...

Emergency Preparedness Resources for the Deaf and Hard of ... | Assistive Technology | Scoop.it
I have a really special place in my heart for the Deaf community. My early career was in involved in the community, and I miss it terribly. Integrating that.
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Great resources.

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Awesome Apps For Kids

Awesome Apps For Kids | Assistive Technology | Scoop.it
When it comes to my child, I only want what’s best for her and I always make sure that everything she does is monitored. My daughter likes to play games, so I decided to download this app called iMommy on my iPhone and iPad recently.
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What companies need to know about Apple's new app licensing scheme - CITEworld

What companies need to know about Apple's new app licensing scheme - CITEworld | Assistive Technology | Scoop.it
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What companies need to know about Apple's new app licensing scheme
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Last week, Apple unveiled the details of its new app licensing program that it announced earlier this year alongside iOS 7 and Mavericks.
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7 iPad Air Keyboards to Boost Your Productivity

7 iPad Air Keyboards to Boost Your Productivity | Assistive Technology | Scoop.it
Use these iPad Air cases to turn your tablet into a productivity machine.
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New Book, “Technology Tools for Students with Autism,” Features Chapter by American Institutes for Research Experts on Emerging Trends

Washington, D.C.(PRWEB) November 05, 2013 Small, portable technology is giving those with autism greater freedom and independence, according to two American Institutes for Research (AIR) experts who contributed the opening chapter for the newly published...
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Apple Implements 'Managed Distribution', Volume Purchase Program for Mac Apps

Apple Implements 'Managed Distribution', Volume Purchase Program for Mac Apps | Assistive Technology | Scoop.it
Following the late October launch of Mavericks, Apple has implemented new changes to its Volume Purchase Program for Business and Education,...
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Skype API closes down in December, taking third-party apps and accessories with it - Pocket-lint

Skype API closes down in December, taking third-party apps and accessories with it - Pocket-lint | Assistive Technology | Scoop.it
Skype has announced it will end its desktop API in December, 2013 - after seven years of availability. Past third party software not working, supported (Skype API closes down in December, taking third-party apps and ac...
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Whoa.  No more desktop Skype.  =(

 

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Apps pair with smart pens to bring digital handwriting

Apps pair with smart pens to bring digital handwriting | Assistive Technology | Scoop.it
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Writing with pen and paper is entering the digital world thanks to new apps that work with smart pens to capture the written word and share and edit the content.New apps take what...

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Charles Tiayon's curator insight, November 4, 2013 8:25 AM

New apps take what people write or sketch on paper with a smart pen and enhance it with highlights, graphics and text. The written word can also be shared by email or to other apps such as Dropbox, for cloud storage, or Evernote for archiving.

EquilNote, an app for the iPhone and iPad, is paired with a smart pen called the Equil JOT. Its creators said the appeal is to preserve the art of writing, while updating it with digital enhancements.

"The best ideas often start on paper," said Greg Appelhof, president of the Americas for Equil, a South Korea-based company.

"But people use all sorts of ways of capturing notes, from sheets of paper to very expensive journals. We wanted to create something that could capture it all, regardless of where it was written," he said in an interview.

As a note is written with the smart pen, it is simultaneously visible in the app and accurate to a pixel, according to Appelhof.

The app communicates via Bluetooth with the smart pen and a receiver that sits at the top of a piece of paper. The receiver determines the smart pen's position using infrared and ultrasonic waves.

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5 Excellent Text to Speech iPad Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Excellent Text to Speech iPad Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Assistive Technology | Scoop.it

"Below is a selection of some good text to speech iPad apps that you can use with your students. Text to speech apps can be used for teaching all the four skills: listening, writing, reading, and speaking. They are also good for language learners and for special education students. You can also access the web version of text to speech tools here. Enjoy"


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Some good apps - but it should be noted that Dragon is Speech to Text, not Text to Speech.

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Tracy Webb Sharp's curator insight, November 4, 2013 9:04 PM

We should check these apps out at the next Title III meeting. 

Rachel Hall's curator insight, November 5, 2013 3:19 PM

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Teresa Pearl's curator insight, January 30, 2014 5:33 PM

Great text to speech app options for students who have difficulty decoding grade level text or need auditory feedback.

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Apps to Protect Your Array of Passwords - New York Times

Apps to Protect Your Array of Passwords - New York Times | Assistive Technology | Scoop.it
Apps to Protect Your Array of Passwords
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But there are various password manager apps meant to solve those problems. The best-known password manager app is 1Password by AgileBits.
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A smartpen to rival Livescribe: the $150 Equil JOT that lets you use any paper

A smartpen to rival Livescribe: the $150 Equil JOT that lets you use any paper | Assistive Technology | Scoop.it
While Livescribe's offerings might be popular among those who wish to marry their pen and paper habits with the digital world, the eponymous smartpen
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An interesting alternative... although not impressed with their video examples.

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A global challenge: aiding those with disabilities

A global challenge: aiding those with disabilities | Assistive Technology | Scoop.it
Tara Sonenshine says more must be done to make sure those with disabilities can get the help they need during emergencies.
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"The reality, however, is that roughly 15% of people in the world live with a physical or cognitive disability..." That equates to roughly 320,900,911 Americans. Something to think about...

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