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Contributed by Paul Burden from Our Voice   Amazon Echo Voice Assistant The Amazon Echo, sometimes called Alexa, is the most popular personal voice assistant on the market, by far.  The Echo enjoys more than 80% market share in the voice assistant arena.  The Echo has fundamentally changed the way we use technology and can be […]

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Contributed by Christine Lynch of  KEH Communications Sci-Voice Talking LabQuest 2 Provides Blind and Low-Vision Students with More Independence during Science Labs   Independence Science integrates text-to-speech assistive technology with Vernier Software & Technology’s data-collection interface   LAFAYETTE, Ind., July 10, 2017 — Independence Science recently launched the Sci-Voice Talking LabQuest 2 to help blind and low-vision […]

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The NFB Center of Excellence in Nonvisual Access (CENA) to Education, Public Information, and Commerce, with support from the Maryland Department of Disabilities through a Non-Visual Access Initiative Grant, is pleased to offer the following Accessibility Boutiques (introductions to accessibility) free of charge and open to the public. The boutiques are held in person at […]

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The NFB Center of Excellence in Nonvisual Access (CENA) to Education, Public Information, and Commerce, with support from the Maryland Department of Disabilities through a Non-Visual Access Initiative Grant, is pleased to offer the following Accessibility Boutiques (introductions to accessibility) free of charge and open to the public. The boutiques are held in person at […]

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The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Center of Excellence in Nonvisual Access to Education, Public Information, and Commerce (CENA) will be hosting an eBooks and EPUB accessibility event on Thursday, March 23, 2017.  With the rapid adoption of EPUB 3, this event will look at creating and implementing accessible EPUB 3 in a variety […]

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Funding AT for K-12 Chris Gibbons, Smartbox Inc, Vice President of Education and Assessment Wednesday, January 11th, 2017  –  4:00pm to 5:00pm EST Assistive technology (AT) can change the lives of students with disabilities, helping them reach their full potential. Yet the rubber meets the road when it is time to pay for AT devices and services, […]

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