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I wanted to introduce an awesome new smart home device that can aid with independence for pet owners with disabling physical conditions.  Owning a pet is a wonderful life experience and especially owning a rescue dog.  For those with certain physical disabilities owning a pet can be tricky to navigate independently.  The fantastic folks from […]

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Hi guys, what a super cool post I have you all today, I am excited to introduce to you the Ovis by ForwardX.  Ovis is a very cool bit of technology, a robotic and autonomous (self-driving) suitcase available for consumers in Asia and now the U.S. market. To see a demo video click the hyperlink […]

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Hi guys, After reading, a great article this past week from the BBC on how smart tech could transform the lives of people with disabilities. The original article originates from my ‘neck of the woods,’ Scotland and discusses how smartphones and other devices have created a layer of convenience for individuals with disabilities. Photo credit […]

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This week’s blog post on digital accessibility is focusing on how artificial intelligence can impact and improve digital accessibility for individuals with disabilities.  What is artificial intelligence? Artificial intelligence (AI) also known as machine intelligence is intelligence demonstrated by a machine (Poole, et al., (1998).  (A picture of Watson by IBM). The most readily identifiable […]

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I hope this new post finds you all well!  Wow, what a week a MDTAP — we have had a great time supporting our constituents.  Today’s post focuses on an iOS based application by the name of ‘Speechify.’  I have used the aforementioned app in my current role and in quite a bit in my […]

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Hey guys, I wanted to highlight some awesome work that is going on at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  Every year, the student body of MIT organize an assistive technology hackathon.  Unlike typical hackathons this event doesn’t focus on building the fanciest or flashiest device, software or tool.  Instead it focuses on the creation of […]

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