Posts Tagged 'assistive technology'

4 Really Awesome [Accessible] Exercise Options

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I frequently encounter individuals who have limited upper body strength, making it difficult to maneuver a ramp on an accessible van. But after a month or two with a rehab specialist, they overcome this weakness with ease.

Posted by Chris Miller Feb 28, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

4 Shopping Tips For People With Disabilities This Christmas

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The holiday season is a great opportunity to spend time with family. Sharing gifts can be very fulfilling not to mention a fun exercise trying to come up with the best ideas for loved ones. Unfortunately this can also be a very stressful time due to the pressure of large groups of people and the competitive atmosphere of shops. Follow the four tips below to have a great shopping experience while minimizing stress.

Posted by Christy Weatherspoon Dec 20, 2012 Posted in Disability No Comments

Kapten Plus Voice Activated GPS with US Maps (for blind and visually impaired persons)

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This GPS unit is perfect for someone on the go, who wants to find their way around town using voice rather than vision. The GPS unit “Where Am I” tool gives you your precise location and a description of what is around you; and even allows you to save your destinations and trips so that you can use them again (called geotagging).

Posted by Tanya Dec 15, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Assistive Tech and Indoor Gym/ Outdoor Play

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Keep active this winter with indoor games!

Posted by Tanya Dec 06, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

AT Smart Mobile Assistive Technology

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The AT and Apple team have come up with a wide range of assistive technology devices that go wherever you go!  New mini-microphones, tiny rechargeable speakers, page bots (balls to turn pages in an eReader) and stationary clips for the leg, arm, table, arm-rest are just a few accommodation aides provided by this savvy tech company. In addition to this short list the team has developed  many, many more tools that you should look into.

Posted by Tanya Dec 05, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Opportunity in Disguise III-Christopher Reeve

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How would you like to be told you could be superman, the actual superman, a character that has been around since 1932 and known all around the world? Well, a man that did not take anything for granted had that very opportunity.

Posted by Jess Jul 29, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

The A.T Gallery and Trials with Technology Part II

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Read part I of this post here: http://blog.ncpad.org/2011/06/01/the-a-t-galler…hnology-part-i/

Posted by Kerry Jun 03, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

The A.T Gallery and Trials with Technology Part I

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I have used an assortment of adaptive technology over the years.  Assistive or Adaptive Technology (A.T.) is defined as  “products, devices or equipment, whether acquired commercially, modified or customized, that are used to maintain, increase or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities”.[i]

Posted by Kerry Jun 01, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Apple Dives into New Technology for Educating Students with Disabilities

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Apple may not have known how much the iPad would be a game changer in the way it could reach out and help people with disabilities. But it has done so time and again, including children with autism or other disabilities. But now Apple is interested in making it possible to deliver content to multiple users with varying disabilities, catering to each person’s specific needs in a classroom-like setting.

Posted by Tessa Mar 08, 2011 Posted in Disability 3 Comments

Virtual Valet: Using an iPod Touch to Park Cars

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After ranting about stupidity not qualifying as a disability to park in an accessible space, I got a kick out of researchers developing a Virtual Valet to park cars.

Posted by Tessa Feb 10, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments