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Skoog 2.0

Contributed by James Whitney, OT, AT Clinician, MDTAP Hey everyone! I wanted to introduce one of our latest AT devices: The Skoog! A musical switch device. As a musician myself I think this device is amazing for enabling individuals of all shapes, sizes, and abilities to be able to create music by hitting the buttons […]

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Smart Cooking!

We are excited to announce our recently acquired smart-technology cooking devices! The Hestan Cue is a “smart” cooking system, meaning that its component parts (an induction burner, pan, and app) use Bluetooth technology to communicate with one another. Coupled with embedded sensors, this technology can read and regulate the temperature of your burner in real […]

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By:  Stephen Polacek I’ve played video games for most of my life.  I’ve never really thought about accessibility in games until I met a blind coworker who played as well.  He told me about this shooter made specifically for blind people that only used sound cues.  It made me more aware of how those with […]

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By:  Stephen Polacek I came across this on LinkedIn this week, but it’s been around for a while apparently.  Last October, Google announced the release of a new accessibility option – Action Blocks.  Essentially, they are macros; shortcut commands that you program to perform an action.  For example, you can set one to set your […]

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Data presentation has been an ongoing issue for accessibility, especially with very visual formats such as maps and graphs. This has been emphasized by the COVID-19 pandemic, where a lot of the information available about the situation is shared through iframe displays of data analysis centers, such as the CDC.   Last month, I listened to […]

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Contributed by Jane Hager, telecommunications device evaluator, MD AT Program This is a fictional story with real implications for those of us with hearing loss. Mary Smith is 54 years old. She is 1 in 8 people in America who has hearing loss. She leads a successful career in sales for a large corporation, is […]

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