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Be My Eyes Update

It seems to be the week for updates.  I wrote a blog in October about the Be My Eyes App which had just become available for Android users.  In the past it was only available for iOS users.   This blog can be read at http://ndipat.org/blog/be-my-eyes-for-a-minute/.   Be My Eyes is an app that connects customers […]

Update on Seeing AI Application: More Channels and More Countries

In August I wrote a blog about Seeing AI (http://ndipat.org/blog/seeing-ai-eye-like-it/) which is an iOS application designed primarily for those who are blind or visually impaired.  This FREE app uses the camera on an iPhone or iPad to describe the world. Here is the update.  In addition to reading short text immediately, scanning and dictating a […]

What Do You Do with an App Like Due?

I heard about the Due App from a buzz surrounding the Assistive Technology (AT) community. When something trends in our quirky group of professionals, you know it must be good. One trip to the App Store and 4 dollars and 99 cents later I had the app in hand and was eager with anticipation to […]

The ASSISTIVE Possibilities Fund Gives a Lift!

  One of the most natural things a person might want to do in life is to sit back and relax. However, if you live alone and cannot independently maneuver out of a comfy chair due to aging or a physical disability, this can be a difficult if not impossible activity.  Medicare may pay for […]

Make Some Music with Assistive Technology!

Assistive Technology (AT) is found in every realm on life, including music! Every person, including those with disabilities, should be given an opportunity to explore and find what music makes them groove! In this blog check out a few of my favorite pieces of AT for creating or playing music. Keep in mind, this is […]

Aided Language Stimulation Explained by Cartoon!

Recently I attended a webinar from Saltillo, which had a great video for teachers and parents explaining Aided Language Stimulation  I have been sharing it with my parents and teachers quite a bit lately, so I thought it might be time to “blog it”. Aided Language Stimulation is a researched based type of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) […]

GoTalk NOW App

I finally had the chance to sit down and really dive into the GoTalk NOW App. Here’s what I found! Overall Ease of Use: I highly recommend having the user guide open and readily available as you initially explore this app. The user guide features a quick-start section that will introduce you to the app’s core […]

Claro PDF Pro: A Comprehensive App for Learning

I have been looking for an app that will take a picture of a form or worksheet, convert it to text, leave it in its current format, have an option to read the text aloud, AND allow you to write, type, or use speech recognition within the document. Whew!! And, no, I do not think that […]

Don’t Overdose on Medication Just Because You Can’t Read the Prescription Bottle

Do you have trouble reading your prescription bottles?  The print is small and hard to read especially for those who are visually impaired, blind, or have a reading disability.  Taking the wrong medication or taking too much or too little can be very dangerous.  There is a company, En-Vision America, who has come out with […]

Word Bank Universal – Chrome Extension

Don Johnston Inc., the creator of the popular reading and writing support software Co:Writer, has taken the plunge into the world of Google Chrome extensions. This is not surprising, considering other reading and writing software such as Read&Write by texthelp and Microsoft Office have done the same. Extensions are a trend that are not going anywhere. […]