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The Importance of Braille Literacy

Posted by Rob Mineault on

I recently saw an article in the local news which reported that statistics reflected that Braille usage in students had gone down recently to about 10%. This was contrasted to statistics gathered in the 1960s that indicated that number up around 60%.  The article went on to say that this was likely due to a shift in technology putting the emphasis on audio, such as talking book players and screen readers, which are able to generate text to speech in much more robust and powerful ways than ever before. So why the disconnect? What is driving less people to engage...

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Wearing Your Technology On Your Sleeve

Posted by Rob Mineault on

Wearables are poised to revolutionize the way we live our lives in a multitude of ways, especially when it comes to assistive technology.

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Let It Beacon: Creating Accessible Indoor Spaces

Posted by Rob Mineault on

You may be hearing the word 'beacon' a lot lately in association with accessibility and different mobility aids. With this post, we dissect with the technology to give you a better understanding of what it is and how it works along with its implications for mobility aids and indoor navigation for the visually impaired.

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What to Know Before You Buy A Video Magnifier

Posted by Steven Barclay on

This article is intended to help someone who is unfamiliar with video magnifier technology learn about the various options and advantages of the technologies available on the market today.

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Virtual Assistants : To Google or Not to Google

Posted by Rob Mineault on

Talking to our technology isn’t necessarily a new thing. In fact, if you count cursing at a malfunctioning piece of equipment, talking to technology has been around since man invented the wheel and the damn thing ran over that poor caveman’s foot. But if you’re talking about the ability to actually interact with our technology using our voice, that has been solidly in the realm of science fiction since the days of early Star Trek episodes. However, voice recognition has been something developers have been working on since the 70s, and voice dictation packages such as Dragon Naturally Speaking has...

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