Category Archives: AT_Apps

iBeacon (Beacon) Technology

The term iBeacon and Beacon are often used interchangeably. iBeacon is the name for Apple’s technology standard, which allows Mobile Apps (running on both iOS and Android devices) to listen for signals from beacons in the physical world and react … Continue reading

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Encouragement and Success

Today is the last day of 2016 so instead of talking about technology, I would like to express my appreciation to the educators, rehabilitation counselors, practitioners, caregivers, parents, and their family members who are helping individuals with disabilities. I encourage … Continue reading

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Smartglasses for the visually impaired

A few years ago when a smart eyeglass product called Google Glass, a wearable computer with a head-mounted display, was introduced, many users liked the features such as taking clear high definition pictures and videos with their free hand, sending … Continue reading

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Readability

The Readability extension offers an easier way to read online by reducing cluttered web page ads. It also allows you to save and read it later. While it does not offer a read-out loud feature, the simplified web page allows … Continue reading

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Object Identifier apps

If you are looking for an object identifier app for someone with low vision, blind, or simply teaching someone what each object is, you may want to use and compare the following object identifier apps. Surprisingly I have found that most … Continue reading

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Sesame touch-free smartphone

You might have heard about the Sesame touch-free phone in 2014.  The Sesame Phone is powered by both Voice-Control and Computer-Vision technologies. The technology was made for people who have limited or no use of their hands so that they … Continue reading

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AutoMath Photo app for Android

AutoMath Photo app for Android has been downloadable from Google Play for over a year so you might have already tried the app by now. Unfortunately, it still cannot always recognize your handwritten equations, as AutoMath answers math questions by taking … Continue reading

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Be My Eyes – helping blind see

iOS devices (iPhone/iPad) are very popular among the visually impaired mobile device users. For example, most of them use VoiceOver, which is a gesture-based screen reader, and comes on IOS devices. Voice commands let the user schedule meetings, make phone … Continue reading

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Pepper – Intelligent robot

Many researchers and developers have been working on robotic applications to support the physical and educational needs of persons with disabilities.  S0me examples are medical devices that can be used during surgery procedures, robot-assisted rehab to enhance human motor controls … Continue reading

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YouTube Kids app

YouTube Kids is a free app from Google.  This YouTube Kids app includes age-appropriate videos, popular children channels, and playlists. A few examples of programming playlists are from Sesame Street, POCOYO, LEGO, Little Baby Bum, EvanTube, Stampylonghead, and more. In … Continue reading

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