Archive for the ‘Access’ Category

Aipoly – Vision Through Artificial Intelligence

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5g82YNmwmU[/embed] We help the blind and visually impaired quickly identify objects using affordable, cutting-edge technology. Source: Aipoly - Vision Through Artificial Intelligence

If the iPhone 7 removes the Home button it will become less accessible

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Techinsider recently posted a roundup of rumours expected for the iPhone 7. One in particular has me worried for the future if it comes to fruition. It's rumoured the home button could be replaced by a touch sensor. Not being able to have a physical button to press would spell the end of the ...

Don’t let a disability stop you from using your smartphone

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

Watch video from usatoday Apple CEO Tim Cook recently tweeted, "Accessibility rights are human rights. Celebrating 25yrs of the ADA we're humbled to improve lives with our products. #ADA25."Apple and Google have baked strong accessibility tools into the iOS and Android ecosystem, respectively. While some tools are meant to complement third-party ...

Special Stylus solutions by shapedad on Etsy

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Shapedad is an outlet on Etsy that provides custom solutions for stylus' for touch screens in many formats. Shapedad says: "It all started when the wife of a quad (quadriplegic) patient ordered a regular Stylus Socks stylus from our Etsy shop." Some examples below:                        Special needs solutions by shapedad on Etsy

DIY door lock for smartphone accessibility by Sony

Monday, December 29th, 2014

sony’s DIY ‘qrio’ smart lock clips onto door for smartphone accessibility via source: http://www.designboom.com/technology/sony-qrio-smart-lock-12-14-2014/

App for deaf people to ‘hear’ group conversations

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Smart, very smart use of technology to enhance lives. Researchers have developed the first mobile app to make group conversations possible between deaf people and their hearing peers. The Transcense app “listens” and interprets conversations, providing real-time captioning on mobile devices.   http://youtu.be/vvoglCTd6x8 Indiegogo campaign : https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/transcense-group-conversations-made-accessible Transcence website : http://www.transcense.com/ via [New app lets deaf people ‘hear’ ...

Commodity Environmental Control – The Smart Home and Accessibility | TechCrunch

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Techcrunch feature an good article on the smart home and accessibility. For over thirty years I've been kludging ways to control what I can around me.  There's a whole field of rehabilitation technology centred around what's termed "environmental control". All this time I've dreamed of the day when this stuff - what you could ...

Apple’s App Review Should Test Accessibility – Marco.org

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Marco has a great post outlining why Apple (among others) should require accessibility of an app before releasing it. The closer to the design end of the development curve that accessibility is included, the better. Poor or broken accessibility is exactly the sort of problem that Apple’s App Review team should check ...

The Great Automatic Light Saga or How to control a WeMo light from your PC

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Summary: Control a lamp with a script on your PC via WiFi and a WeMo Switch This is going to get a bit convoluted so try and stick with me. I moved house the end of last year and, as happens every time, I left behind all the alterations and small tweaks ...

DwellClick

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

DwellClick lets you use your Mac without clicking. You point, it clicks . DwellClick will drag for you. Point at windows and resize areas to auto-drag, and use the control panel  for anything else. Save thousands of clicks per day. Drag hands-free with total control.What is dwell clicking?Dwell clicking enables ...

Reader Writes: Another alternative for a touch mouthstick

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

Overcoming the "touch barrier" I received a message the other day from a reader … in …. Michael writes: Please see the attached [link for] pencil tops or stick tops – or whatever you’re having yourself – tops. I have been using something similar from the same website for some time.  They are effectively ...

 HandsFree, a Mac app worth $4.99 in the Mac App Store, that uses your Mac as a…

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Reshared post from +David N Wallace HandsFree, a Mac app worth $4.99 in the Mac App Store, that uses your Mac as a handsfree device by routing the audio from your Android phone or iPhone to your Mac. (Needs OS X 10.9)* ...