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Elena Coln is a 23 year old woman with Autism from Cape Cod who has a natural gift for crafting. During the pandemic, she added a bit of business savvy and started her own online business on Etsy selling beaded and crochet items. Elena initially started with lanyards but a suggestion from a thera…
3 days ago · From Assistive Technology Blog
To  enable deaf and hard of hearing customers to easily and effectively interact with employees, the Vermont DMV has launched the use a device called UbiDUO 3 at all its locations. The UbiDUO 3 has two keyboards facing each other and small screens that are meant for each person communicating. Wha…
10 days ago · From Assistive Technology Blog
Pramit Bhargava graduated from prestigious engineering and management institutions in India and had an exciting career with many large multinational companies. An unexpected incident changed all of that, practically overnight.   The side-effect of a medicine he took in 1999 impacted his Retina, c…
16.02.2021 · From Assistive Technology Blog
The pandemic has caused a lot of us to hunker down and operate from our homes. Whether you are a student, teacher or an employee at an organization, it’s highly likely that you’ve had to use Zoom for your virtual meetings. This post shows you accessibility features in Zoom that will make attending v…
08.02.2021 · From Assistive Technology Blog
For a woman, finding out if she’s pregnant  is a very private and confidential matter. It’s something she, based on the results, may decide whether to share with others or not. However, all pregnancy test devices today rely on visual results which means that for anyone who is blind or partially sigh…
26.01.2021 · From Assistive Technology Blog
As we get more advanced technology in our daily lives, we see many possibilities that were once considered science fiction, the advent of artificial intelligence in everyday objects being a fine example of that. We are seeing AI embedded in products that we use regularly, making them smarter and imp…
19.01.2021 · From Assistive Technology Blog
Robert “Buz” Chmielewski is a quadriplegic man who lost control over his limbs 30 years ago because of a skiing accident as a teenager.  Just recently, with the help of a team working on restoring movement in limbs to people with spinal cord injuries, he was able to command a pair of prosthetic limb…
13.01.2021 · From Assistive Technology Blog
When Tyler Skluzacek’s father Patrick came back from Iraq in 2007 after serving in the military, his life completely changed. Because of PTSD, he would have vivid and terrible nightmares every night. The only way he could sleep was with the help of vodka and pills. As an undergrad at Macalester C…
05.01.2021 · From Assistive Technology Blog
Did you know that hearing aids were one of the first products to use 3D printing for mass production? 3D printing can really enable customers to get custom fitted hearing aids for themselves that are comfortable to wear. However, one prominent issue with hearing aids is that prolonged use can cause …
15.12.2020 · From Assistive Technology Blog
A couple of years ago, Google released an Android app that provides a hands free experience by letting people navigate through different apps on the phone using Google Assistant. Voice Access allowed users to perform various actions using just their voice, including but not limited to composing and …
08.12.2020 · From Assistive Technology Blog