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Amazon Echo Frames, Third Generation. A Review from a blindness perspective | AppleVis

Amazon Echo Frames, Third Generation. A Review from a blindness perspective | AppleVis | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
I’ve had the echo Frames third generation from Amazon for a couple weeks now, and I can confidently say they have changed the way I go about my day to day life. When you haven’t yet lived with something, it’s hard to understand living with it. If you were to tell me, well, you have Alexa wherever you are, I wouldn’t really grasp that, as generally speaking I haven’t lived with Alexa in a wearable. As I have now done so, I don’t think before asking Alexa something. It’s become, automatic.
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Activator is First Fully Integrated iPhone Braille Solution - Assistive Technology at Easter Seals Crossroads

Activator is First Fully Integrated iPhone Braille Solution - Assistive Technology at Easter Seals Crossroads | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Braille is a system of touch reading and writing for individuals who are low vision, blind or deaf-blind. First introduced in the early 1800s, the braille system consists of characters in which raised dots represent the letters of the alphabet. From embossed paper to braille displays and notetakers, there are many ways to use braille
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Augmental - Home

Augmental - Home | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Augmental's MouthPad, a hands-free trackpad operated by the tongue, revolutionizes digital interaction. As a wearable smart mouthwear device, it enhances accessibility and provides touchless control for your devices. Ideal for assistive technology applications and promoting digital accessibility, especially for users with quadriplegia.
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Use Magnifier on your iPhone or iPad

Use Magnifier on your iPhone or iPad | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
With Magnifier, you can turn your iPhone or iPad into a magnifying glass to zoom in on and detect objects near you.

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CES Has Major Focus On Accessibility In 2024 – Double Tap

CES Has Major Focus On Accessibility In 2024 – Double Tap | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it

with over 1,100 startups and a plethora of global brands participating, the focus on technology benefiting older adults and people with disabilities is more pronounced than ever. Highlights include over-the-counter hearing aids, social robots, and haptic tablets for the blind and low vision community.

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Compose in Braille with MuseScore 4: An accessibility breakthrough — Muse Group

Compose in Braille with MuseScore 4: An accessibility breakthrough — Muse Group | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
MuseScore 4 is the firs mainstream notation program to support Live Braille Translation
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Microsoft Copilot app arrives on iOS, bringing free ChatGPT-4 to iPhone and iPad

Microsoft Copilot app arrives on iOS, bringing free ChatGPT-4 to iPhone and iPad | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Microsoft has released its Copilot app for iOS devices, just two days after I reported exclusively that the iOS version was almost ready. Now, iPhone and iPad users can download it from the Apple App Store. Copilot isn’t just another name for Bing Chat; it brings some cool new things to the table. Microsoft Copilot […]
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Top Speechify Alternatives in 2024

Top Speechify Alternatives in 2024 | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
While Speechify is a popular choice, several other TTS services also offer robust capabilities. This comparison evaluates leading Speechify alternatives, focusing on their quality, clarity, and ability to convey emotions.
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Guest article: Assistive technology’s role in fall prevention and maintaining independence

Guest article: Assistive technology’s role in fall prevention and maintaining independence | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
How different fall prevention devices can reduce mortality rates and enable older people to live independently.
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T is for Technology Enabled Care | Worcestershire County Council

T is for Technology Enabled Care | Worcestershire County Council | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Alarms and sensors are just some examples of #AssistiveTechnology that can help transform the care sector. 
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The Importance of Making Digital Receipts Accessible

The Importance of Making Digital Receipts Accessible | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Digital receipts are the new norm thanks to the increase in online shopping and food purchase applications. So, how can you make them accessible? Learn more.
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Smartglasses Use ChatGPT To Help The Blind And Visually Impaired | 5G Playbook

Envision Glasses are AI-powered smartglasses that help people who are blind or have low vision live more independently. This assistive wearable technology uses ChatGPT and Google Glass hardware to capture and convert the visual information around the user into speech. And thanks to more widespread 5G networks, these smartglasses are able to process this information much more quickly, providing a much more seamless experience for visually impaired users. Take a look at how the Envision Glasses work, and how it assists the blind and visually impaired.

Special thanks to Sam Seavey of The Blind Life for his thoughts and experience with the Envision Glasses.
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Smartglasses Use ChatGPT To Help The Blind And Visually Impaired | 5G Playbook
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Be My Eyes Integrates New Feature to Receive Visual Assistance From Friends and Family Members

Be My Eyes Integrates New Feature to Receive Visual Assistance From Friends and Family Members | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Today Be My Eyes is announcing the integration of a brand new feature in the Be My Eyes app, called Be My Eyes Groups. With Be My Eyes Groups, individuals who are blind or have low vision can build their own custom network of people to help with everyday tasks, like reviewing a paper mail or reading personal documents such as financial statements, bank communications or medical prescriptions.
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7 Best OTC Hearing Aids in January 2024, Tested by Us

7 Best OTC Hearing Aids in January 2024, Tested by Us | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
We hand-tested twenty-one OTC hearing aids to find the best devices on the market. Learn how top over-the-counter brands performed and which ones to avoid.
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Soon You Can Give Your iPhone a Physical Keyboard With Real Buttons

Soon You Can Give Your iPhone a Physical Keyboard With Real Buttons | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
A new Clicks case with a hardware keyboard for recent iPhone Pro models is launching at CES 2024.
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Navigating Android's Main Internal Storage Folders: A Beginner's Guide

Even before you start using your shiny new phone, it might be interesting for you to know that Android organizes specific files and folders within your
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Why Windows 12 needs to steal these features from Apple’s Accessibility efforts

Why Windows 12 needs to steal these features from Apple’s Accessibility efforts | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
After Apple rolled out Personal Voice, Assistive Access, and more, Microsoft should take note for Windows 12.
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Apply Heading Styles in Word

Apply Heading Styles in Word | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
There are a number of different styles in Word. A style is a set of formatting instructions that can be applied to your text. These help to create consistent and well formatted documents. The most commonly used styles are headings. … Read More
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The Ultimate Mobile Accessibility Resource Guide

I tend to get asked a lot in my current role "Where the hell do I go for mobile accessibility... Tagged with a11y, mobile, android, ios.
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LG unveils an adorable AI robot that will help you out at home

LG unveils an adorable AI robot that will help you out at home | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
LG has unveiled its upcoming Artificial Intelligence (AI) agent, an AI-powered robot to help you out at home.
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EXCLUSIVE: The future of assistive technology

EXCLUSIVE: The future of assistive technology | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Aaron Tutwiler, CEO of eSight Corporation, explores what the future of assistive technology will look like, touching on the major explosion of advanced AI healthcare […]
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New partnership aims to turn assistive technology concepts into prototypes

New partnership aims to turn assistive technology concepts into prototypes | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
The £4.34m Longitude Prize on Dementia, funded by Alzheimer’s Society and Innovate UK, is incentivising the development of breakthrough assistive technologies
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The top digital accessibility and assistive technology triumphs of 2023

The top digital accessibility and assistive technology triumphs of 2023 | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
While there's still a long way to go towards a digital world that's accessible to all, 2023 has ushered in an optimistic showing of tech innovations.
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Assistive Technology For Cognitive Disabilities

Assistive Technology For Cognitive Disabilities | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
There are assistive technology tools that people can use to mitigate the effects of cognitive disabilities.
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WebAIM: Screen Reader User Survey #10

The following survey is a follow-up to previous WebAIM Screen Reader User Surveys. This survey is primarily intended to collect new information and track updates/trends from previous surveys. By completing this survey you will help inform development choices for those creating accessible web content and web standards. All screen reader users, even those who use screen readers only for evaluation and testing, are invited to participate.
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