Two authentic American children’s voices!

Big news! AssistiveWare has made real American children's voices with the Acapela Group following up their recent addition of real British children's voices. Never before were children able to speak with a voice that resembles their own. Additionally the new children’s voices also introduce many new expressions and phrases, enabling the child to reflect their [...]

Real British voices available in Proloquo2Go 2.0

With the release of Proloquo2Go 2.0, AssistiveWare and Acapela Group have added two real British children's voices. As approximately 60% of Proloquo2Go’s users are children, we felt the need to create authentic children’s voices. Up until now, children with communication difficulties could only speak with an adult voice or artificially emulated children’s voices that sounded [...]

Networked lightbulb

Aside from bad jokes about "how many networks does it take to change a light tbulb?", the implications of networking and comodifying devices, like lightblulbs has important implications for accessibility and Assistive technology. World's first networked dimmable light bulb Energy-saving, 8W LED bulb shines as brightly as a 60W incandescent bulb Software configurable: link to [...]

iOS 6 takes Universal Access to a new level.

Apple's WWDC event incorporates many new features for many users, including people with disabilities.   Using Guided Access parents can disable on-screen controls so that the child doesn't accidentally exit the app, single-app mode so Proloquo2Go for example can operate, a teacher administering a test via the iPad, so the l user is locked in [...]

“iPad – An Introductory Guide” By Mark Grambau

Follow the link below to find the "iPad - An Introductory Guide" by Mark Grambau. It was created as a free download for the general public. This guide serves as a great resource for beginning users of the iPad. It includes a brief overview of the hardware, home screen, apps, and various "what if" troubleshooting [...]

The Blind Shooting The Blind

An OS that ships with a kick-a screen reader yet many developers ignore the basic tenets of accessibility. Next week's WWDC is a great place to learn the APIs and even learn how not to reinvent the wheel and get something for almost free. There’s no excuse for nearly every third-party application to suck when [...]

Meeting Medicaid’s Criteria to Fund Medical Equipment

Letters of Justification Meeting Medicaid’s Criteria to Fund Medical Equipment May 24, 20122:00 - 3:45 p.m.(Eastern Daylight Time) (See registration form)This 105-Minute Teleconference for attorneys, advocates, assistive technology (AT) specialists, and others will provide a detailed overview of what should go into a quality letter of medical justification to meet Medicaid’s legal funding criteria for [...]

Using Siri to select words and start a car

As in an ear lie post, Getting Siri to work with a radio thermostat, this article highlights the potential applications, such as searching and choosing a word. The ability to open locked doors, close the binds and control heating and cooling (environmental controls) will enable more individuals to operate independently. The consumerization of these technologies will [...]

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