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Category Archive for 'Blind/Low Vision Aids '

Contributed by Karen Weeks of Elder Wellness For many seniors, aging in place is the difference between happiness and depression. Older adults who have to leave their homes and move into a senior living community frequently have trouble adjusting to life in a setting where they can no longer make their own decisions or have the […]

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Yesterday afternoon, Erin Swann, an Assistive Technology Specialist for MDTAP, participated in a live broadcast of Al Jazeera English’s show, The Stream. The topic of conversation for this episode was accessibility and assistive technology for people with disabilities. Erin described some of the services that MDTAP provides and informed the International audience about the existence of other Tech […]

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Contributed by Rene Schecker, Volunteer Manager with the Metropolitan Washington Ear Metropolitan Washington Ear is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization providing free news and information services for blind, visually-impaired, and physically disabled residents of Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. We strive to substitute hearing for seeing, improving the lives of people with little or no vision by enabling […]

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On this “Things to Know Thursday,” we are bringing you three assistive technology (AT) resources that are packed with useful information. The first resource is a website created by Amy Roman, a speech-language pathologist who works with people with ALS.  She has compiled a wealth of information regarding communication for people with ALS who may lose […]

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Contributed by Zoe Chen from Zoomax Zoomax is a company based out of China, with an online store for people in the US, that provides assistive technology solutions to help people with low-vision. Zoomax has put together a blog post detailing information about vision impairment, treatment options, and assistive technology considerations for those with low vision.  […]

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Contributed by Andy Adrion of TekGear I would like to introduce the Twiddler, the one-handed Bluetooth keyboard and mouse that lets you type faster wherever you go and is programmable. You can program and change the keys to suit your needs. You can even set it to store blocks of text that can be typed with a single […]

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