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Beyond Limitations, Redefining Abilities with Assistive Technology

Beyond Limitations, Redefining Abilities with Assistive Technology | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Assistive Technology (AT) refers to a broad range of tools, devices, and software designed to enhance and/or maintain the functional capabilities and...
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Creating Inclusive Travel Experiences for Persons with Disabilities

Creating Inclusive Travel Experiences for Persons with Disabilities | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Inclusive travel brand, Planet Abled, advocates for better accessibility and training within the hospitality and tourism industry to cater to the needs of disabled travelers in India.
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Google expands accessibility with new Maps, Search, and device features

Google expands accessibility with new Maps, Search, and device features | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Google expands its wheelchair accessibility tools for walking routes, introduces a disability-owned business marker, and adds more device features to help users with disabilities.
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Blindness Accessibility in Video Games: A Deep Dive | Accessworld | American Foundation for the Blind

I wanted to take a deeper dive into game accessibility for people who are blind or have severe low vision. This is the demographic in which I personally fall, and which on the spectrum of game accessibility for those with vision-related disabilities I believe is the most complex.  
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Accessible Shopping: A Survey of the Accessibility of Five Clothing Store Websites | Accessworld | American Foundation for the Blind

As in previous years, November is when we celebrate the Holidays here at AccessWorld. As before, we bring you an article on the accessibility of online shopping but with a new focus.
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How to use accessibility features in Microsoft 365 like Narrator, Read aloud and Voice Search easily

How to use accessibility features in Microsoft 365 like Narrator, Read aloud and Voice Search easily | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Today, we are going to show you how to use accessibility features in Microsoft 365 like Narrator, Read aloud, and Voice Search.
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Pedesting App Revolutionizes Accessibility with Detailed Indoor Navigation and Inclusive Building Features

Pedesting App Revolutionizes Accessibility with Detailed Indoor Navigation and Inclusive Building Features | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Pedesting is a groundbreaking app developed by Nabeel Ramji, who, despite his rare form of cerebral palsy, has navigated significant challenges to create a solution for individuals with disabilities facing barriers in public spaces.
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iPhone doesn’t have to be so complicated: using Assistive Access with Sight Loss - Vision Ireland

iPhone doesn’t have to be so complicated: using Assistive Access with Sight Loss - Vision Ireland | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
by David Redmond Let’s get some small bits out of the way. If you’re already a pro-VoiceOver user, using your iPhone without issues, and doing all the normal iPhone things, then this feature isn’t for you. It may well benefit people you know though so stick with me. What is Assistive Access? In its simplest
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Be My Eyes Integrates Be My AI™ into its First Contact Center with Stunning Results

Be My Eyes Integrates Be My AI™ into its First Contact Center with Stunning Results | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
World’s First AI Visual Support for Blind and Low Vision Customers
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Santa Reads Braille - Braille Letters from Santa

Santa Reads Braille - Braille Letters from Santa | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Santa Reads Braille - Parents & teachers can reach out to receive a letter from Santa in braille & large print for their child.
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Introducing Obstacle Detector App - Travel tools for the blind, obstacle distance detection | AppleVis

Obstacle Detector is a powerful obstacle-detection application explicitly designed for visually impaired individuals. With its robust features and advanced technology, Obstacle Detector has become an indispensable travel companion for the visually impaired. Whether navigating familiar environments or exploring new places, Obstacle Detector's advanced obstacle detection functionality provides valuable assistance, ensuring a safer and more confident travel experience. The LIDAR scanner sensor on the iPhone is used for distance measurement.
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Humane’s Ai Pin promises an ‘ambient computing’ future for $699 (plus $24 a month)

Humane’s Ai Pin promises an ‘ambient computing’ future for $699 (plus $24 a month) | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
It’s here. After months of hype, leaks and reveals, Humane has officially revealed the Ai Pin. The small device magnetically attaches to its wearer’s
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Adaptive Switches and how they help people with disabilities - IA Labs

Adaptive Switches and how they help people with disabilities - IA Labs | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Adaptive switch devices are a type of assistive technology, and they can be a game changer for people with physical and/or cognitive impairments.
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Empowering Lives: The Transformative Impact of Assistive Technology

Empowering Lives: The Transformative Impact of Assistive Technology | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Discover how assistive technology empowers individuals, transforming lives and making a profound impact on accessibility and independence!
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Technology in education should comply with global accessibility standards

Technology in education should comply with global accessibility standards | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
We always hope technology will solve all of our problems, Sue Swenson, President of Inclusion International said at the start of our joint event on technology and disability today, but the ensuing conversation left no doubts that there remain challenges to making sure that it is available,...
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Scaling up access to assistive technology in the Pacific

Scaling up access to assistive technology in the Pacific | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
It is essential to include AT as a key focus of DFAT’s upcoming Disability Equity and Rights Strategy, say Lee Brentnall, Almah Kuambu and Ray Mines.
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Accessibility Recommendations for Developers of VR Environments for Users with Low Vision | Accessworld | American Foundation for the Blind

"The purpose of this grant project was to develop a fully customizable virtual desktop for each participant and produce a virtual visual environment that permitted satisfactory perception of information on computer screens, we learned a great deal about creating accessibility accommodations in VR for individuals with low vision. We would like to share our findings with your readers, especially those individuals who are developing VR or any computer-based environments for persons who are blind or have low vision.

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Preserving Family Recipes and Traditions with WayTags

Preserving Family Recipes and Traditions with WayTags | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Wanting to keep family traditions, recipes, and memories alive is one of our largest goals in life. The process is now easier, thanks to WayTags.
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For NVDA Users: AI-content-describer: NVDA add-on that provides descriptions for controls and images, powered by GPT4

This add-on makes it possible to obtain detailed descriptions for images and other visually inaccessible content. Leveraging the multimodal capabilities of the GPT-4 large language model, we aim to deliver best-in-class content descriptions. For more information on the underlying model, go here.
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Introducing Obstacle Detector App - Travel tools for the blind, obstacle distance detection | AppleVis

Obstacle Detector is a powerful obstacle-detection application explicitly designed for visually impaired individuals. With its robust features and advanced technology, Obstacle Detector has become an indispensable travel companion for the visually impaired. Whether navigating familiar environments or exploring new places, Obstacle Detector's advanced obstacle detection functionality provides valuable assistance, ensuring a safer and more confident travel experience. The LIDAR scanner sensor on the iPhone is used for distance measurement.
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ORCAM TECHNOLOGIES UNVEILS ORCAM READ 3 - FIRST AI-DRIVEN ALL-IN-ONE SOLUTION FOR PEOPLE WITH LOW VISION AND VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS

ORCAM TECHNOLOGIES UNVEILS ORCAM READ 3 - FIRST AI-DRIVEN ALL-IN-ONE SOLUTION FOR PEOPLE WITH LOW VISION AND VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it

Reading is no longer limited to only some people any longer. With the OrCam Read 3, ANYONE can read anywhere, anytime. Thi

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Accessibility Escape Room

Accessibility Escape Room | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
An escape room is an enjoyable way to promote teamwork and collaboration between employees in a casual environment. But when it’s not accessible, everyone loses out. People with disabilities feel excluded and other employees feel frustrated on behalf of their coworkers. Until now, there hasn’t been an inclusive solution that resolves these issues.
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Pedesting App Revolutionizes Accessibility with Detailed Indoor Navigation and Inclusive Building Features

Pedesting App Revolutionizes Accessibility with Detailed Indoor Navigation and Inclusive Building Features | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Pedesting is a groundbreaking app developed by Nabeel Ramji, who, despite his rare form of cerebral palsy, has navigated significant challenges to create a solution for individuals with disabilities facing barriers in public spaces.
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Benetech Secures Grant from Patrick J. McGovern Foundation to further Inclusive AI Initiatives for Education Equity

Benetech Secures Grant from Patrick J. McGovern Foundation to further Inclusive AI Initiatives for Education Equity | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Addressing the technology gap with AI-powered STEM Initiatives expands learning opportunities for students with learning differences. PALO ALTO, Calif. — November 8, 2023 —Benetech, a global nonprofit focused on providing equitable opportunities for all learners, today announced an award from the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation, for work leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) to reduce barriers to […]
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Accessible QR Codes: More Than Dots and Dashes - Assistive Technology at Easter Seals Crossroads

Accessible QR Codes: More Than Dots and Dashes - Assistive Technology at Easter Seals Crossroads | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
QR codes are ubiquitous in today’s world. From stickers and posters to TV advertisements and billboards, these quick-scan options have been around for nearly 30 years and are used by almost every company to get people to learn more about a product or service. Companies like Unilever and Coca-Cola are starting to put QR codes
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