assistive technology

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Assistive Technology: accesiBe’s accessWidget for Websites.

What is accessWidget? The accessWidget by accessiBe actively bridges the gap in website access for businesses by creating an enabling environment of inclusivity for people with varying disabilities. By incorporating features such as screen reader compatibility, keyboard navigation, and adjustable color contrasts, the AccessWidget ensures that individuals with visual impairments, motor disabilities, and cognitive challenges …

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Assistive Technology: Apple’s Live Speech & Personal Voice

In today’s world, adapting to specialized needs and empowering one to engage with their surroundings effortlessly has become possible (with considerable room for improvement) thanks to assistive technology. These assistive tools, software, or devices bridge the gaps across various models of disabilities. Building on the wave of accessibility, Apple’s Live Speech aims to break down …

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Assistive Technology: IrisVision Live 2.0

IrisVision Live 2.0 stands as a beacon of progress in assistive technology, profoundly impacting the lives of individuals with low vision. Developed by IrisVision, this wearable device seamlessly integrates neuroscience, augmented reality, and mobile technology to create a holistic rehabilitation platform. The Live 2.0 upgrade introduces enhanced vision modes, providing a superior visual experience for …

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Assistive Technology: Google Maps (iOS App)

Google Maps is a widely known navigational tool used for a variety of activities including daily commutes, travel planning, and discovering new places. As a professional with a background in architecture and interior planning, I understand the importance of designing wheelchair-accessible spaces. In this blog post, I delve deep into analyzing Google Maps and exploring its potential as an assistive technology.

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Assistive Technology: Guided Frame (Google Pixel)

In the ever-evolving world of smartphone technology, Google’s commitment to accessibility takes a giant leap forward with the introduction of Guided Frame. This innovative feature, part of the Pixel 7 series, demonstrates Google’s dedication to creating an inclusive camera experience, particularly for individuals with visual impairments. In this blog post, we’ll explore how Guided Frame, a harmonious blend of hardware and software, is revolutionizing the way blind or low-vision individuals capture the perfect picture.

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Assistive Technology: Precision Finding on Apple’s iPhone 15

Precision Finding is a new feature on the iPhone 15 that uses ultra-wideband technology to allow users to guide themselves to other users who share their location. Although the application is new in terms of Apple’s assistive technology features, and it could be especially useful for people with varying visual, hearing, and cognitive related disabilities. …

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Assistive Technology: Dyslexia-Friendly Fonts

Dyslexia-friendly fonts are typographies that can increase the legibility of written materials for people with dyslexia to read and comprehend better. Dyslexia-friendly fonts can be specially designed with thicker bottoms and different shapes. Some common sans serif fonts from our daily usage, such as Arial, Calibri, and Open Sans, can also be considered as dyslexia-friendly …

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Assistive Technology: OpenDyslexic Font

Dyslexia – a lifelong condition that affects reading, writing, spelling, and speaking. It is estimated that approximately one in five people are impacted by this disorder. It is crucial to ensure that individuals with dyslexia have access to assistive technology that enhances their accessibility and OpenDyslexic- by Abbie Gonzalez does just that. In this blog post, we will explore the OpenDyslexic Font, a typography innovation designed with dyslexic individuals in mind.

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Revolutionizing Transcription and Note-Taking with AI and Accessibility is a transcription and note-taking platform using artificial intelligence (AI) to transcribe spoken content into written text automatically. It makes it easier for individuals and businesses to capture and organize spoken information during meetings, interviews, lectures, and other verbal interactions. When I first encountered and …

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