Archive for the ‘Access’ Category

Pressy – a smartphone task button

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

The Pressy is a tiny, simple button that you plug into the headphone jack of your phone that allows you to easily access a regular task. It uses an app that lets you setup the presses it takes to perform certain functions. Clicks are similar to Morse Code and are ...

Kwikset Kevo smart lock

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Kwikset are a leading brand of door hardware and home improvement. The Kevo smart lock is a Bluetooth-enabled deadbolt that will turns your iPhone into your housekey. The Kevo smart lock gives you the ability to unlock the door with a smartphone, accompanied by a simple touch. Electronic keys (eKeys) can be sent to ...

Much awaited new Accessibility feature – iOS 7 Switch Control

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

From the AblenetInc youtube page comes some info on Switch Control in iOS7 "iOS 7 includes a powerful new accessibility feature, Switch Control. For users with significant physical disabilities, Switch Control is a much needed feature that provides access to almost every feature in iOS 7 through the use of one ...

Captionfish: A captioned movies search engine

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Stumbled across this service the other day. Lists captioned movies and TV shows as well as a search facility. You can customise results to shown within a certain area. Howeverer it only seems to be US-Centred currently. I'd really like to see this expaned to other countries, especially Australia. Captionfish: A captioned movies ...

Leapmotion Gestures for accessibility

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

[wp_youtube]GoytMqwygZ0[/wp_youtube] Christian Heilmann has a neat article and video about using the Leap motion for accessibility gestures. In essence, this means: Swiping your finger right will scroll the page down, left will scroll up. The speed of the swipe defines the amount of pixels scrolled Making a clockwise circular gesture will jump to the ...

Smartphone Device That Maps Surroundings to Aid Blind

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Curtin University research a smartphone-like gadget that senses an entire room's features, builds a virtual map of it and communicates this to the user may one day replace the humble white cane to help blind sense their surroundings. Using special multi-sensor array technology, the Indoor Navigation Project will enable blind to ...

Winston iOS app Reads Aloud

Sunday, July 14th, 2013

Winston iOS Winston is an iOS app that can read aloud the latest updates from your selected news topics and Facebook / Twitter. Download Winston For iOS Via: Addictive Tips

Head-gesture control in iOS7 accessibility options

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

iOS7 introduces  head gesture control as part of Apple's accessibility tools. It cycles automatically through every on-screen icon, just like a scanning on-screen keyboard, with the user selecting options by moving their head. The 'Switch control' feature, lets you set left or right head movements to trigger Siri, the notification center, control volume, ...

Apple’s Retina display aids accessibility | TUAW

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Macworld blogger Steven Aquino wrote a fascinating piece ..on how Apple's Retina display technology has helped him -- a legally blind individual. " The high pixel density -- 326 pixels per inch -- and turning the screen brightness all the way up made it so "even the smallest text was readable, ...

Wheelchair-accessible version of the NYC Taxi

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

A universal, accessible taxi fleet is something to aspire to, and IMHO Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s push to standardize the NY city’s taxi fleet with a single, universal vehicle is to be applauded. This Nissan vehicle looks the ticket. Though I 'm not sure how most electric wheelchairs would fit in lengthwise. I ...

CheatSheet – View Mac Keyboard Shortcuts

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

CheatSheet: View A Complete List Of Keyboard Shortcuts For Any App On a Mac Via: AddictiveTips

Live Subtitling for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Using Moverio

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Live translating using a microphone, a smartphone running Google Translate, and Epson Moverio Epson’s Moverio is a pair of glasses with Wi-Fi controlled by a wired touch remote running on Android. With a little experimentation and development it could possibly lead to a useful tool for the deaf and the hearing impaired. [wp_youtube]HptVoZiD_14[/wp_youtube] MoverioChannel [via Chip Chick]