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Assistive Technology and Adaptive Equipment for Children with Cerebral Palsy

Assistive technology helps children with cerebral palsy move, communicate, write, and perform daily activities for greater independence.
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For the vision impaired, this AI robot aims to replace canes and guide dogs

For the vision impaired, this AI robot aims to replace canes and guide dogs | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
This unassuming mobility aid - the Glide resembles a mini vacuum cleaner - has a lofty goal: Transform lives of the visually impaired by providing smart assistance for navigating the world.
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3 Fitness Gadgets for People with Vision Impairment

3 Fitness Gadgets for People with Vision Impairment | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
This blog post aims to shed light on a few examples that highlight the accessibility and lack of accessibility of fitness opportunities for individuals with visual impairments.
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OpenAI’s voice cloning AI model only needs a 15-second sample to work

OpenAI’s voice cloning AI model only needs a 15-second sample to work | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
OpenAI has revealed its Voice Generation model, which can generate new audio using someone’s voice based on just a short clip.
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AI Guide Dogs in China May Become a Reality Very Soon, Research Suggests

AI Guide Dogs in China May Become a Reality Very Soon, Research Suggests | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Smart guide dogs using the language model can offer them more convenient and safe navigation, effectively improving their quality of life
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Ten strategies and best practices for cognitive accessibility in digital design

Ten strategies and best practices for cognitive accessibility in digital design | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Here are a few strategies and best practices for cognitive accessibility in digital design that help create a more inclusive online environment.
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TypeAhead AI: Is This The Future Of Accessibility – Double Tap

TypeAhead AI: Is This The Future Of Accessibility – Double Tap | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
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How to Create Accessible 3D Printed Objects for Users with Visual Impairments

How to Create Accessible 3D Printed Objects for Users with Visual Impairments | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
As technology advances, 3D printing has emerged as a powerful tool with the potential to enhance accessibility for individuals with visual impairments
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From guide dogs to guide robots

From guide dogs to guide robots | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Written by Rafal Charlampowicz, Contact him at LinkedIn This article is not about digital accessibility. It’s about guide robots and guide dogs and sometimes even about human guides. I hope it will be useful for robot designers  and interesting for people who would like to know more about guide dogs, guiding and navigation. Why don’t
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Typeahead: AI-powered Screen Reader

Typeahead: AI-powered Screen Reader | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Typeahead is an AI-powered screen reader for Mac to empower blind and visually impaired users. It uses ChatGPT to navigate through web and desktop apps.
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Microsoft’s new Adaptive accessibility accessories include an Atari-style joystick

Microsoft’s new Adaptive accessibility accessories include an Atari-style joystick | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Microsoft has long garnered plaudits for its focus on accessibility. It’s a large segment of the population that is too often disregarded as an
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GE Appliances Improves Access for Visually Impaired Consumers

GE Appliances Improves Access for Visually Impaired Consumers | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
For quite some time now, people with vision loss have gained increasing audible access to digital displays and touch screens on electronic devices.  Such advances in accessibility have not yet materialized in most major and
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® Selects RNIB as Exclusive Reseller of JAWS® for Kiosk in the UK

® Selects RNIB as Exclusive Reseller of JAWS® for Kiosk in the UK | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
TPGi is thrilled to select RNIB as the exclusive reseller of JAWS® for Kiosk in the UK. Read the full press release.
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Navigating the Challenges and Opportunities of Synthetic Voices

Navigating the Challenges and Opportunities of Synthetic Voices | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
We’re sharing lessons from a small scale preview of Voice Engine, a model for creating custom voices.
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Accessibility Matters: Top Cell Phones for Users with Disabilities

Accessibility Matters: Top Cell Phones for Users with Disabilities | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Introduction In today’s digital age, cell phones have become an integral part of everyday life. They connect us to the world, keep us informed, and provide essential services at our fingertips. However, for users with disabilities, finding a cell phone that meets their accessibility needs can be challenging. Fortunately, many companies are recognizing the importance […]
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Advancing the new era of work with Copilot, Windows, and Surface

Advancing the new era of work with Copilot, Windows, and Surface | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Advance in the new era of work with Microsoft Copilot, Windows, and two new Surface devices that will start to become available in April. Learn more.
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OpenAI built a voice cloning tool, but you can’t use it… yet

OpenAI built a voice cloning tool, but you can’t use it… yet | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
OpenAI's new tool in pilot, Custom Voices, allows developers to create a clone of any voice with a 15-second sample.
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Meta is adding AI to its Ray-Ban smart glasses next month

Meta is adding AI to its Ray-Ban smart glasses next month | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Meta is bringing AI to its Ray-Ban smart glasses next month, according to The New York Times. The AI assistant can identify objects, animals, monuments, and more.
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How to Add a VoiceOver Gesture to a shortcut in iOS —

How to Add a VoiceOver Gesture to a shortcut in iOS — | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
The ability to create custom shortcuts with various actions has been available on iOS since 2018, when apple first demonstrated this feature at the World Wide Developers Conference. Prior to life as Shortcuts, this was formerly an app called Workflow and, as Shortcuts does now, it allows you to create a series of events, (or, ... Read more
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Device helps people who are blind or have low vision experience a solar eclipse

Device helps people who are blind or have low vision experience a solar eclipse | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
A team of astronomers has created a device that lets people who are blind or have low vision experience a solar eclipse.
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Aira Announces New Access AI Feature at CSUN! - Aira

Aira Announces New Access AI Feature at CSUN! - Aira | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Aira’s new AI image chat feature offers detailed description of images uploaded by Explorers—plus the option to connect with a visual interpreter.
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How Samantha Johnson And Tatum Robotics Want To Make The World More Accessible To Deaf-Blind People Everywhere

How Samantha Johnson And Tatum Robotics Want To Make The World More Accessible To Deaf-Blind People Everywhere | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
This is because, Johnson said, many in the Deaf-blind community rely on touch by way of tactile signing; this method refers to holding the hands of the signer i
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ARxVision Integrates with Microsoft Seeing AI app and Navilens app Enhancing Accessibility Solutions for People who are Blind or Have Low Vision

ARxVision Integrates with Microsoft Seeing AI app and Navilens app Enhancing Accessibility Solutions for People who are Blind or Have Low Vision | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
/PRNewswire/ -- Today, ARxVision, a leading innovator in assistive technology, announces the integration of their groundbreaking ARx AI Gen1.5 wearabl
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DAISY Releases Version 5.0 of Obi, the Audio Production Tool

The DAISY Consortium is pleased to announce the latest release of Obi, the popular open source navigable audio book creation tool. Obi produces books […]
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Completes Acquisition of UserWay, Signaling the Next Evolution of Digital Accessibility

Completes Acquisition of UserWay, Signaling the Next Evolution of Digital Accessibility | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Unified solution poised to transform digital accessibility programs of every size and scale Arlington, VA, March 20, 2024 — Level Access, the leading
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