Category Archives: Employment

Government-funded free cell phone service

Individuals who cannot afford to get a cellphone because of their financial situation may be eligible to receive free mobile phones and free service through part of a free government-funded program. The eligibility guidelines differ from state to state. However, … Continue reading

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Opticon Opn hearing aids

Opticon (a Denmark-based manufacturer of hearing aids – https://www.oticon.com/) Opn hearing aids has many features compared to common hearing aids. Opticon Opn hearing aids can help someone identify where sounds are coming from or distinguish different sounds in noisy environments. … Continue reading

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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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BLITAB – a Tactile tablet

BLITAB is the world’s first tactile tablet for blind and visually impaired people (http://blitab.com).  The Austrian innovation team demonstrated the BLITAB at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas on January 5 – 8, 2017.  In addition, the BLITAB was … Continue reading

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Voice typing using Google Docs

Voice recognition can help people with their writing. Google Docs offers Built-in Voice typing and Google Chrome is available on various systems (Windows, Mac, Chromebook). There is no voice training required like other speech recognition software. This allows you to … Continue reading

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Honda Walking Assist Device

Honda Motor Co., Ltd has been working on the development of the Walking Assist Device since 1999. As with the ASIMO robot, Honda’s humanoid robot, the Walking Assist Device uses new control technologies. The Honda Walking Assist Device has been … Continue reading

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Mounting systems and holders

Mobile devices such as iOS and Android phones and tablets have become a necessity in our daily activities. These portable devices are popular among wheelchair users as well, but some users with limited hand dexterity face challenges to use their … Continue reading

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Text-to-Speech (Read Aloud) options

Do you or someone you know has difficulty in reading? If so, a text-to-speech feature may be helpful for reading. Text-to-speech options have helped persons who are blind, have low-vision or suffer from Dyslexia. Scanning/Reading devices such as DaVinci HD/OCR All-in-one desktop … Continue reading

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