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Category Archive for 'Blind/Low Vision Aids '

The snow has us thinking about ways to stay warm and safe this winter.  These are just a few things to consider for yourself and home as you battle the cold.   Smart-Touch Gloves:  These are gloves that have conductive threads woven into the fingertips to allow you to wear gloves while still using touchscreen technology.  […]

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It’s World Braille Day!! Developed by Louis Braille as a Braille isn’t a language. It’s a tactile writing system, that allows users to translate printed language.   And not just English-nearly every widely-spoken language has it’s own Braille system, as does Math, computer science, and music!  Braille is based on a relational method of dots, specifically […]

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Contributed by Erin Swann, ATP Joan Green is a speech-language pathologist based out of Montgomery County, Maryland who founded the organization, Innovative Speech Therapy, to provide services to those with communication and learning disabilities. Recently, Joan is focusing on educating people about the assistive technology resources that they may already own on their computer, phones, […]

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Contributed by Erin Swann, ATP For those with low vision who have been interested in trying a wearable video magnifier, we recently added the NuEyes smart glasses to our loan library. NuEyes are wireless smart glasses that allow the user to increase and decrease magnification while viewing objects and text in the environment.  Other features include different […]

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Contributed by Erin Swann, MSE, ATP “Hey Google, who won the hockey game last night?” “Hey Google, turn on the living room light.” “Hey Google, play my morning music playlist.” Google Home and other smart home devices allow us to control many things in our environment simply by using our voice. For some people with […]

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Here at Maryland TAP, we are in the process of adding new devices to our assistive technology loan library.  As technology changes over time, we remove items from our loan library that are no longer being made and replace them with new and updated assistive technology devices. Devices in our loan library can be borrowed for […]

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