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Archive for February, 2016

Accessibility Features on Comcast XFINITY Services

Comcast offers built-in accessibility features on their XFINITY X1 Entertainment Operating System. These accessibility features include a talking TV guide, video description, accessibility, a voice remote, and improved closed captioning. Talking Guide The Talking Guide reads aloud program descriptions as well as other text displayed on the screen in order to help individuals with low […]

Sled Hockey Comes to West Virginia

If you happen to be in Charleston, WV on a Monday night, you might want to consider a visit to the South Charleston Memorial Ice Arena to watch the state’s newly formed sled hockey team. What is sled hockey? Sled hockey was invented at a Stockholm, Sweden rehabilitation center in the early 1960′s for people […]

Posted in: Recreation

Accessible Laundromat Update

It has been a year since according to Gov. Tomblin “the first accessible laundromat in West Virginia” opened in Elkins, WV. People have had a lot of positive comments.  Many people who use wheelchairs come to the laundromat, but we also have people with baby strollers who love it because they can bring the stroller in and go everywhere. One thing we have […]

Posted in: Accessibility, ADA
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Alexandravision Meteor Vibrating Watch

The Alexandravision Meteor Vibrating Watch is a quartz timepiece that was developed for people with low vision and blindness. It gives the time using inaudible and discreet vibrations so that individuals can check the time in meetings or crowded areas without disturbing anyone around them. It features a crescent moon shape with a rounded bottom […]

Posted in: Blindness, Low Vision
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