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Contributed by Erin Swann, MSE, ATP With Black Friday quickly approaching, now is typically the best time of year to purchase an Amazon Echo product.  Other than the Amazon Echo, other Amazon Echo product options include the Echo Dot, Echo Plus, Echo Show, and Echo Spot. You have probably heard about or seen commercials for […]

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Contributed by Erin Swann, MSE, ATP The BJOY Ring is a device that would allow a wheelchair joystick to be used to control mouse movement on a computer screen. In addition to controlling a computer, the BJOY Ring could also be used to control tablets or smartphones that allow for cursor input. Mouse clicking could […]

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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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Do you have a child with special needs?  If so, you don’t want to miss the 2017 Special Needs Resource Fair! There are many organizations that help families who have children with disabilities, but how can you benefit from them if you are not aware of them?  Stop by the 2017 Special Needs Resource Fair […]

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Contributed by Joe Vosters and Sara Roehrig from Bill-Ray Home Mobility Keeping people at home benefits everyone, and here is a new product to assist in that.  Friendly Beds focuses on improved safety (for person and caregiver), independence, mobility, self-esteem, strength conditioning, etc.  Getting in/out of bed (and repositioning in bed) can be difficult for people […]

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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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