Joe Clark, writer for A List Apart, has written an article on E-Book publishing, its standards and its future. In it, he argues that the future of E-Books lies in the future of HTML. HTML is about displaying words, he argues, and is a standard ready to be used. It cannot always work and may [...]
A Special Phone is an iPhone application that can be used as a voice over for dialing a phone number or act as speed dialer. The application has an “eye free mode”, which allows you to dial any phone number without having to look at the screen. When the application is opened, a phone number [...]
I first discovered Dexteria when I came across the website Apps for Children with Special Needs (A4CWSN). A4CWSN is a website dedicated to finding, reviewing, and demonstrating how applications can be used for enhancing education and building life skills for children with special needs. Dexteria is an iPad application created to improve fine motor skills [...]
The Assistive Technology Council (ATC) will hold a meeting tomorrow, May 19, 2011. The meeting will be held in Sparks at the Northern Nevada Center for Independent Living at 999 Pyramid Way. The meeting starts at 1 pm. The agenda for the meeting is here. By: Wheeler Cowperthwaite
The Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATiA) will hold its 2011 conference in Schaumburg, IL., just outside Chicago, from November 3-5. The conference will feature the latest products and services, and showcase more than 100 exhibitors. Educational programs include best practices, tips and tricks, product and research updates and case studies of assistive technologies from regional, national [...]
A simple way to create talking photo album
ATIA will hold a conference on October 27-30, 2010 in Schaumburg, IL. It will feature the latest products and services, showcasing more than 100 exhibitors. Educational programs include best practices, tips and tricks, product and research updates and case studies of assistive technologies from regional, national and international experts. Register online.
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KUNR Interview discusses Youngs' disability and how recreation has played an important role in his life. He also talks about accessibility and how civil rights laws have impacted quality of life. Some of the projects at the NCED are discussed as well, such as ADA Nevada and the Nevada Assistive Technology Resource Center. Listen here
Autism and the iPad
“To me, it’s amazing,” Yates said. “These boxes aren’t what people are using. But this iPod is more mainstream technology; it’s more accepted. With this, you look at someone and think, ‘Oh poor person,’ but with this you think, ‘Wow, that’s cool.’ People can relate.”
Apple's newest commercial for the iPhone commercial highlights great features of its video calling capabilities via FaceTime. At the end of this commercial, a couple has a conversation in sign language through a video call. Not only can the device help people with disabilities to communicate with co-workers, friends, loved ones and strangers, but the [...]
Mark Berry runs the coffee-bean roasting show single handed, from the start in large white barrels of green, un-roasted beans to the finish of cups of fresh-roasted, French-pressed, hot coffee.
“One of the things that scared me to death was how am I going to make a living?” he said. “You know, as sighted people, we always hear about a blind person who does something, but not many.”
Blogger Shannon Des Roches Rosa contributed a piece on autism to the blog Blogher.com. In her story, Rosa, who frequently blogs about her family and life with a son with autism, praises Apple's new iPad for its easy integration into her son's life: "Before the iPad, Leo's autism made him dependent on others for entertainment, [...]