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New Accessibility Features of Apple iOS 10

On September 13, 2016, Apple released its newest software update for mobile phones and tablets. This latest edition is iOS 10. With this new software update, Apple added several new accessibility features. Magnifier: iPhone and iPad users now have the option to use their devices as magnifiers without the need to download a special app. […]

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PATHS Assistive Technology (AT) Fall 2016 Grant Deadline

PATHS, the Partnerships in Assistive TecHnologieS, is a nonprofit group dedicated to increasing awareness about and access to assistive technology (AT). PATHS is accepting applications for its fall AT grant cycle until October 1, 2016. Assistive technology (AT) is any device that can help you perform tasks related to work, education, community participation, recreation or […]

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WhiteSmoke Computer Software

WhiteSmoke is an all-in-one English writing tool that provides grammar, spelling, punctuation, and style checks. It was created by using rule-based software that scans thousands of user-generated text passages and emails to “learn” the way that humans write. It can be used by both native and non-native English speakers to improve their writing style, tone […]

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Suction Speaker

The Suction Speaker is a switch enabled, water resistant speaker for Bluetooth enabled devices. This means that it works with Apple and Android smartphones and tablets. With this speaker, users can activate their favorite switch to play and pause music and videos from their smartphones or tablets. The Suction Speaker also features a rechargeable battery […]

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Dynavox Compass App

DynaVox developed Compass, an app that is available for use with an iPad. Compass provides communication solutions for individuals of all ages and abilities who cannot use their natural voice to participate in day to day activities. The app provides pagesets structured to address the unique needs of individuals with autism, cerebral palsy, aphasia, apraxia, […]

Stick N Find Bluetooth Stickers

For people who lose their keys, wallet, TV remote, iPad, or any other important item, the Stick N Find may be of some assistance. The Stick N Find is easy to set up. Download the app, place the stickers right next to your phone, and pair them with your device. Then, you pair each button […]

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Projection Keyboard & Mouse

The Celluon Epic Projection Keyboard and Mouse works with almost any Bluetooth-enabled device. Epic projects a fixed QWERTY keyboard pattern onto a flat, solid surface. The added mouse feature tracks your natural movements which can help reduce stress on your hands. The Epic is compatible with iOS 4.0 and later, Android 4.0 and later, Windows […]

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Control Your Environment with Your Eyes

WVATS recently added the Tobii PCEye Go to its Loan Library. The Tobii PCEye Go is an eye tracker system. The device replaces the standard mouse, allowing you to navigate and control a desktop or laptop co mputer using only your eyes.The PCEye Go runs on standard Windows computers and tablets which allows you to […]

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