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During this Coronavirus distress, wearing face masks has become imperative. Initially, it was only for healthcare workers and doctors but now everyone is being encouraged to cover their faces when they go out. For deaf and hard of hearing people, this can prove to be a roadblock in communication bec…
7 hours ago · From Assistive Technology Blog
As we get older, we realize that making friends is not easy. To make things worse, a pandemic, like the one we are experiencing today (caused by Coronavirus), absolutely shuts down any possibilities of going out to a social gathering to interact with people. But pandemic or not, it can be even more …
12 days ago · From Assistive Technology Blog
Guilhem Gallart, who goes by Pone, is a 45 year old French hip hop artist who has made some amazing music in the ’90s. In 2015, Pone was diagnosed with ALS, and since then has been a tetraplegic, tracheostomized, and is fed through a tube. As an artist who is completely bed-ridden, cannot …
10.03.2020 · From Assistive Technology Blog
For children with Autism, speech and behavioral therapy is recommended early on to bring improvements in their development caused by social, emotional and communication challenges. Many of these children are recommended to get 20 hours of therapy a week. However, these therapies can get really expen…
03.03.2020 · From Assistive Technology Blog
In order to inform, educate and engage deaf voters in the community to participate without any frustrations, and ultimately increase voter engagement, the Communication Service for the Deaf recently made elaborate expansions to to its SignVote campaign. SignVote is a non partisan platform that ho…
20.02.2020 · From Assistive Technology Blog
Have you ever been in a situation where you are presenting to an audience with deaf or hard of hearing folks and you don’t have a sign language interpreter available? If you have access to a computer with Microsoft Power Point and a mic, you can generate real time captions for your audience wi…
17.02.2020 · From Assistive Technology Blog
Researchers in China have invented a smart bandage that kills bacteria and heals wounds while visually showing how it’s doing it. The bandage, that is green in color, turns yellow if it detects a bacterial infection, at which point it releases an in-built antibiotic to treat the bacteria. H…
05.02.2020 · From Assistive Technology Blog
Innovation doesn’t cease to amaze us, does it? Continuing similar creativity that this dad came up with for his daughter, the AbleGamers Charity, along with AT Makers, has come up with an adapter called Freedom Wing that connects a person’s wheelchair to XBox so they can use the wheelcha…
04.02.2020 · From Assistive Technology Blog
You may have seen or heard about Virtual Reality recently – mostly about how real and entertaining it can be. A specialist care facility in Berkshire, England is taking advantage of VR and using it to make children with Autism comfortable with new places and environments. Children with sensory…
27.01.2020 · From Assistive Technology Blog
Rory Steel, a UK resident and father of two children with hereditary spastic paraplegia that affects their motor skills, has created an amazing accessible controller that makes playing complex games on Nintendo Switch very easy for his children. Rory took the XBox Adaptive Controller, patiently a…
22.01.2020 · From Assistive Technology Blog