Tech Ideas

Aaron and Nikki are two new Siri voices available in iOS 11.

New VoiceOver Voices in iOS 11

Tired of robotic-sounding screen reader voices?  Try out these new VoiceOver/Siri voices that will be available in iOS 11.  Which ones do you like?  
Drea Alphonso and Jimmy Tran hosts of the G Suite Show

Intro to G Suite Accessibility

Google continues to expand and improve accessibility of Google suite.  Google suite (G suite) is a combination of cloud computing, productivity and collaboration tools developed in 2006 by Google.  G...
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Path Guide: Indoor Navigation App

Path Guide is a recently-released Android app that takes a unique approach to providing step-by-step navigation information for indoor travel. Microsoft's research project, Path Guide, uses the '...
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Free Tactile Art Kit

The American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults is providing free tactile art kits for blind and low vision students between the ages of 2 -8 years old.  These free kits are designed to...
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brailleSCHOOL: Program for Parents

Learn braille like never before! So what's brailleSCHOOL you ask? brailleSCHOOL is an interactive, 10-week virtual program where parents will learn everything you need to know about braille to...
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The Ruby

The Ruby is a handheld video magnifier that helps me to see things clearer. Here are some different options the device can offer:. You can choose the enlargement. You can take pictures with it...
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BlindSquare--Liberating Blind People from a Square of Restriction

If a person is blind, it costs only $39.99 to buy his freedom! This liberation that will allow someone to travel many new places is in the form of an application named BlindSquare, manufactured by...
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Detectible Warnings/Truncated Domes: Patterns

"Detectible Warning" surfaces are found underfoot at major intersections, crosswalks, and transportation platforms across the United States.  'Truncated Domes' are the most common type and are...
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Braille Sense U2

This blog will tell you what I think are the best features of the Braille Sense U2. This device can be complicated at first. My model has a 32 cell braille display. The battery lasts for 17 hours...
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Dolphin Easy Reader: Windows PC and now iOS App

The Dolphin Easy Reader is a free accessible reading app for readers who are low vision, blind or dyslexic.  Simply download your favorite books or subscribed newspapers; users can also copy and...
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Mag Light: a great magnification app

Mag Light by Tom Geraci. Have you ever stared at a piece of paper and thought, “The print needs to be larger!”? Well, then you need Mag Light. Mag Light is an app designed by Falcon in Motion...
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Seeing Eye GPS App: Instructional PowerPoint

Written for Paths to Technology by Kim with Sendero Sendero now offering an Instructional PowerPoint for the Seeing Eye GPS app. The Seeing Eye GPS Instructional PowerPoint is a getting started guide...
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When Are You Blue?

This iBook delves into the color BLUE! Using bright colored images and sounds, the book describes blue as the color for "Calm and Sadness" and uses different subjects that are blue including the...
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EziSmart: Making the smartphone easy and accessible for all

Written for Paths to Technology by Richard Chan Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter says: “The mobile phone is the hyperlink of humanity.” While the majority of people take the smart phone for granted,...
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VoiceDream Reader on Sale!

Summer is for reading - have you tried reading with your ears?  Voice Dream Reader is a popular app that reads articles, documents na dbooks out loud.  Students with print disabilities can download...
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Mac Accessibility Video Tutorials

Getting started with a new device can be challenging - especially when learning how to set up and use accessibility features.  The Hadley Institute has created a series of tutorial video clips for...
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Cars 3, accessible movie app and activities!

"Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast cars, the legendary Lightening McQueen finds himself pushed out of the sport thathe loves. Hoping to get back in the game, he turns to Cruz Ramirez, an...
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MacBook Pro vs. MacBook vs. MacBook Air

Apple does a great job of providing options to fit your needs; however, for some of us, having so many options can be overwhelming!  What is the difference between these MacBook computers?  Which...
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Unlock your Mac with the Apple Watch: accessibility feature

Typing the password to unlock your computer can be challenging for many students, especially students who have motor issues and/or are visually impaired. If you have a Mac and an Apple Watch, you can...
Court ruling in favor of accessible website.

Inaccessible Winn-Dixie Website Ruling

Inaccessible websites have recently been in the headlines. There are laws in place that require US federal agencies' websites must comply with Section 508 Guidelines.   However,  the law has not...

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