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Whether the text is too small, the meaning of the icons are hard to identify and remember, or one finds themself making accidental calls because of the complexity of modern smartphones, Simple Smartphone may be a helpful solution. Simple Smartphone strips down the complicated features of a typica…
23 hours ago · From Assistive Technology Blog
Mattel and the National Federation of the Blind have partnered together to create the first ever Braille edition of UNO®. Now, both sighted, blind and low vision people can play together! UNO Braille features braille on the corner of every playing card to indicate the card’s number or action and…
6 days ago · From Assistive Technology Blog
Nobody likes picking up poop, but for some people with disabilities, this activity can be difficult or impossible. With Beetl Robotic’s Poop-Scooper prototype, this challenge may soon be a thing of the past. The robot slowly drives around your yard (think Roomba) while uploading images of t…
9 days ago · From Assistive Technology Blog
Seriously MAGIC Wheelchairs The nonprofit, Magic Wheelchair, is an organization that “builds epic costumes for kiddos in wheelchairs — at no cost to families.” Founder, Ryan Weimer, first built a magic wheelchair in 2008. Ryan’s son, Keaton, was diagnosed with SMA at 9-months. W…
27.10.2019 · From Assistive Technology Blog
Growing up, did your grandma ever make you handmade apparel? Karen Bowersox took this idea for her granddaughter who has Down Syndrome to the next level. She founded the clothing line, NBZ Apparel International, which stands for No Buttons/Zipperless. The company’s specialty is jeans but th…
21.10.2019 · From Assistive Technology Blog
A study conducted by the Occupational Therapy in Mental Health journal revealed that 63% of subjects using a wieghted blanket reported lower anxiety and 78% preferred the weighted blanket as a calming modality than other options provided. Weighted blankets have been found to provide comfort for m…
19.10.2019 · From Assistive Technology Blog
People with vision impairment who are also Google Maps users are in for a nice surprise! Starting October 10, which was also World Sight Day, Google announced a new update to Google Maps that will provide more detailed voice guidance and verbal announcements while walking from point A to point B. …
16.10.2019 · From Assistive Technology Blog
If you are an arts and culture enthusiast living in or planning a visit to The Windy City, the Chicago Cultural Accessibility Consortium is definitely worth checking out. It highlights over twenty Chicago-area cultural organizations with accessible offerings. We took a look at several and were excit…
12.10.2019 · From Assistive Technology Blog
Did you know October 7th is National LED Light Day? To celebrate, today’s blog highlights 3 creative projects that use LED lights to help kids with visual impairments have more independence – and fun! Because LEDs emit very little heat, they can safely be incorporated into everyday ob…
08.10.2019 · From Assistive Technology Blog
There are many things an able bodied person can do very easily on their phones. Want to go somewhere? Open the lyft app and get a ride. Cooking dinner? Look up a recipe online. However, for the 630 million people in the world who live with cognitive disabilities, what seem like “simple” …
05.10.2019 · From Assistive Technology Blog