Assistive technology news and info.
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.
Microsoft has recently partnered with the Shepherd Center to recruit and pay users for research on their products and services.
The March update for JAWS 2018 has been posted, and the promised drivers for the Orbit Redaer 20 are now included along with a pile of additional changes.
Zoomax USA is the latest low-vision company to jump into the wearable device game, and is teasing a new product on their Twitter feed to be released at CSUN.
AIRA's Site Access Program Now Includes Several Airports, Grocery Stores, More; Free Trial at #CSUNATC18
The next time you visit your local airport, grocery store, or university, you may be able to call an AIRA agent for free to receive help.
Video game maker EA has launched a new website to centralize accessibility resources for its games and provide a place for users to share feedback.
Just ahead of CSUN, HumanWare has released version 5.0 of the KeySoft software for the BrailleNote Touch.
Terrill Thompson has once again posted a completely accessible NCAA March Madness bracket which you can fill out and monitor.
Shipments of the Orbit Reader 20 refreshable braille display have been delayed until summer according to the latest news update from The American Printing House for the Blind.
NVDA's first release of 2018 is now available and Firefox and braille users will be among those who will love the new features.
Freedom scientific has recently released an update to their popular screen reading solution JAWS which adds new functionality and simplifies some interactions.
Be my eyes partners with Microsoft to offer free tech support for Blind and Visually Impaired individuals
Microsoft's Disability Help Desk has partnered with Be My Eyes, a smart phone application to connect blind and visually impaired individuals with technical support representatives from Microsoft in over 12 countries.
Users of the Orbit 20 braille display and the JAWS screen reader will no longer need to use an emulation mode to enjoy all 20 cells of their displays, thanks to the release of new drivers for the display.
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