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Wow, guys this one slid by me without me noticing this great bit of accessibility news to be honest!  However, I am now super excited to reveal that in-game communication is now subject to US. Accessibility law (effective Jan 2019).  Meaning that in-game voice chat, text messaging and other video messaging has to be accessible […]

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Google Live Transcribe for Android phones On Monday, Google announced Live Transcribe, a free Android service that makes real-world conversations more accessible.  Powered by Google Cloud, Live Transcribe captions conversations in real-time.  You can launch it with a single tap from within any app, directly from the accessibility icon on the system tray.  Live Transcribe […]

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An Affordable Way to Summon for Help in an Emergency Using Voice Commands By: Joel Hosner, MDTAP Advisory Council Consumer Representative There is nothing like the peace of mind in knowing that if help is needed in an emergency, it’s just a phone call away. For some people with disabilities, it can be challenging to […]

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Using Technology, People Who are Deaf Can Make Phone Calls Without an Intermediary! By: Joel Hosner, MDTAP Advisory Council Consumer Representative The Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) provides free access to telecommunications to the deaf community by simply dialing 711. The TRS is operated by human intermediaries that transcribe text that can be read by a […]

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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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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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