Assistive Technology Sitemap - Page 2 2016-09-26

FaceTime is Videophone Option for Deaf & Hard of Hearing
FaceTime is video calling software from Apple that supports real-time video chatting between Mac OS X and iOS devices, including the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Access Free Bookshare Titles with Read2Go Mobile App
The Read2Go mobile app for the Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch gives print-disabled readers access to Bookshare's online library of over 125,000 DAISY books. Readers can listen to the book being read, enlarge the text, read along as words are highlighted, or access text on a refreshable braille display.

Fund Assistive Technology Purchases
Assistive technology is expensive, but persons with disabilities have many options for funding the solutions they need, as this article outlines.

Caption Photos with Fotobabble Audio Recording App
Fotobabble is a website and mobile app that enables blind and visually impaired people record audio captions to digital photos and share them instantly.

Audible App is Key Source of Audiobooks for the Blind
The Audible app for Android and iOS devices gives blind and visually impaired readers access to 85,000+ digital audiobooks.

Free & Low Cost Phones for Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Free or low-cost phones for persons who are deaf and hard of hearing is available through state Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Programs.

What is an Assistive Technology Assessment?
An assistive technology assessment -- a collaborative process conducted by teachers and IEP teams -- helps identify which adaptive devices and technologies are most likely to help a student with a learning challenge achieve their goals.

Access National Library Services for the Blind
The National Library Service for the Blind & Physically Handicapped has 400,000+ audio, braille, and e-texts for readers with print disabilities.

Bank of America Services for Disabled Customers
Bank of America services for disabled customers include its screen-reader compatible website, talking ATMs, and bank statements in accessible formats.

What is VoiceOver?
VoiceOver is a screen reader built into the operating system of all Apple OS X and iOS products that makes the machines accessible to blind and visually impaired users. VoiceOver reads text and app names aloud and provides audible cues to aid navigation.

What is an Assistive Technology Professional?
Assistive technology professionals can enhance both their career and quality of service to persons with disabilities by attaining RESNA (Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America) certification.

Microsoft Windows & Office Have Built-in Accessibility Features
The following FAQ provides an introduction to the main accessibility features built into the Microsoft Windows operating system.

Closed Captioning FAQ
Closed captions are all around us. We all see them, but few people know where they come from and how vital they are to making media accessible. This FAQ provides a succinct introduction to closed captioning technology.

What is Video Description?
Video description narrates key visual elements blind viewers may miss to make broadcast and online media more accessible to viewers with visual impairments.

VIP is a Free PDF Reader for the Blind & Visually Impaired
The VIP PDF-Reader from the Swiss National Association of and for the Blind makes PDF files accessible to readers who are blind and visually impaired.

Apple Accessibility for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Persons
This article outlines accessibility features in Apple OS X and iOS devices for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Speech Generating Devices from DynaVox Mayer-Johnson
DynaVox Mayer-Johnson is a leading developer of speech generating devices and other augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) technologies.

BraillePen 12 & BraillePen Slim
No mobile app or device can raise braille dots, but that doesn't mean blind people can't use braille to run their smart phone or tablet. The BraillePen 12 and BraillePen Slim are Bluetooth braille keyboards that give users hands-free access to and control over popular Apple iOS, Nokia, and Windows Mobile devices.

Prentke-Romich Profile
Prentke-Romich Company (PRC) is a leading innovator of alternative and augmentative communication devices that facilitate full language development for persons with physical and cognitive impairments that make speech difficult.

Optelec Compact 5 HD Magnifier
The Optelec Compact 5 HD is a handheld, high-definition video magnifier that enlarges text and images in print and LCD displays to make reading easier for persons with vision loss. The 10.4-ounce CCTV fits in a pocket and can be used anywhere to view prescriptions, menus, airport monitors, and more.

Top iPhone Apps for the Blind & Visually Impaired
This article presents 10 apps designed for people who are blind or visually impaired that work with Appleā€™s iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.