Assistive technology news and info.
Another popular social network for the blind is closing its doors.
Marty's Blindfold Games is looking to bring their accessible games to the education arena and is seeking feedback from teachers and parents to help determine the direction for the company.
The makers of Hiarchy, a mindmapping app soon to enter beta in July, have made their app accessible to blind and visually impaired individuals and are seeking testers when the app officially enters beta in the next few months.
APH Color Star Color Identifier can Identify 1,000 Shades, Speak Colors of LED Lights, Identify Patterns
The American Printing House for the Blind has refreshed their talking color identifier with some modern features.
Amazon is now offering Alexa-centric home security packages to customers in select areas, complete with professional installation. Costs start at $575, with no monthly fees. Most include an Echo Dot smart speaker to control everything using voice commands, as well as Alexa-friendly gadgets like the Wink Hub 2 and the Ring Video Doorbell. There are currently five packages available to customers in select states. Some focus on security, while others focus on smart outdoor lighting or renter-friendly devices. Click the provided link to learn more or to see if this service is right for you!
Teach Access Offering $100K in Grants for Faculty to Include Accessibility Principles in their Courses
$100,000 in grants are available to faculty who wish to incorporate accessible design principles into their college courses.
Arduino is a platform which enables people to create DIY projects that are both fun and useful, and now you can learn to build things yourself using Arduino.
If you want to be one of the first users of AIRA's new Horizon glasses, then it's time to register for your glasses.
Amazon has launched the Echo Dot Kids Edition. Now Alexa is a kid-friendly DJ, comedian, and storyteller and she s always getting smarter. Just ask and Alexa will play music, answer questions, read stories, tell jokes, and more, all with younger ears in mind. It includes 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, a kid-friendly case, plus a 2-year worry-free guarantee, if they break it, return it and Amazon will replace it for free. The included 1 year of FreeTime Unlimited gives your kids access to hundreds of hours of fun and educational content, including ad-free radio stations and playlists, Audible books, and a growing list of premium kids skills. After one year, your subscription will automatically renew antibiotics online every month starting at just $2.99/month plus applicable tax. Easy-to-use parental controls in the online Amazon Parent Dashboard let you set daily time limits, review activity, or pause Alexa on the device. You can automatically filter explicit songs from Amazon Music and even call kids to dinner or tell them it s bedtime from compatible Echo devices anywhere in the house. Click the provided link to learn more or to purchase a 2-pack of Echo Dot Kids Editions for $129.98 shipped. (Separately, two would normally cost around $160).
Google has released their 2018 Google Play award nominees, and once again there is a category which includes accessibility-related apps.
After a very public beta, Kpaw has released version 1.0 of FlickType, their free alternative keyboard app for iOS devices.
The 10th Seeing Eye online auction is currently taking place and offers a great way to support a cause while also scoring some potentially great deals on items.
Kidde has issued a recall of nearly 500,000 smoke detectors in the United States and Canada due to a failure to detect smoke. Affected models include PI2010 and PI9010 dual-sensor units purchased between September 2016 and January 2018 and are considered defective if a yellow cap is present on the side of the unit. Consumers should contact Kidde for a replacement and remove and discard the recalled alarm only after their replacement arrives. Click the provided link to learn more and if necessary, have someone examine your units to insure they are not part of the recall.
Fresh off the heels of a large presence at CSUN, AIRA has announced they are expanding to new countries this spring.
Do you love the ease and convenience of using your smartphone s camera to identify paper money, but hate the thought that your hard work doesn t pay? A team of researchers studying the topology of circulating currency has found a way to monetize the time you spend identifying paper money with a new app for iOS, Android and Echo Spot and Show.
#CSUNATC18: HIMS Releases a New Smaller Version of the BrailleSense Polaris Notetaker; Special Preorder Price
HIMS has just released a new smaller version of its BrailleSense Polaris notetaker.
Just in time for CSUN, we are pleased to announce the release of a completely redesigned Blind Bargains app for Android.
#CSUNATC18: attendees take advantage of new orientation options with maps and Nearby Explorer from APH
Attendees of the CSUN conference can take advantage of the Nearby Explorer android app from APH to discover and locate nearby points of interest in the first 3 floors of the hotel.
Sendero Group, creators of many well-known accessible wayfinding and GPS apps, have many new announcements for new and existing customers alike.
If you're headed to the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference in San Diego, there are a growing number of services which can help make your busy conference just a bit less busy. From rides and food to groceries and massages, one or many of the below services may help you.
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