Top Ten Hot Topics in Assistive Technology!

With the rapid pace of technological change, it is an exciting time for assistive technology (AT)! Fresh from the RESNA (Rehab Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America) conference in Washington, D.C., I’ve pulled together a Top Ten Hot Topics in AT for your reading pleasure! Check out the embedded links to dig deeper […]

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Assitive Tech Entering the Mainstream

Assitive Tech Entering the Mainstream

We’ve had a little break from posting – raising funds for the Sunshine Foundation of Canada‘s Individual Dream and DreamLift program – giving kids with physical disabilities the opportunity to Live their Dream! That said – there have been great developments in the mainstream technology world that have big implications for assistive tech users… Here […]

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App Preview: Osmo provides a rewarding therapy experience!

App Preview: Osmo provides a rewarding therapy experience!

The iPad has totally changed the way that therapy can be delivered to kids (and adults) who need to work on fine motor skills or visual motor engagement. I’ve seen first hand how level of engagement increases, and kids are more willing to work on the tasks which are given to them. More practice often […]

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iOS 8: Universal access starts to take shape!

iOS 8: Universal access starts to take shape!

For those of you who are iOS users – on iPhone or iPad, Apple’s announcements today had some exciting news. I’m pretty excited about the potential of a few new features that we now expect to see in the fall release of the iOS 8 operating system. In addition to better integration between apps and […]

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App Review: Stezza – A (likely unintentionally) accessible music player!

App Review: Stezza – A (likely unintentionally) accessible music player!

I often come across new apps through free “app of the day” type apps, and once in a while, I stumble on one which really impresses me. Stezza is a really simple music player that works perfectly with your iPhone or iPad to control all the music you’ve got on your device. It’s got big […]

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iOS Switch Control Guide

Lately I’ve been working on switch control for the iPad and other iOS devices – and trying to teach clients the system can be tricky. In particular, we were lacking a guide to Switch Control which provided a full picture of the complexity of each of the screens. Switch Control in iOS is certainly a […]

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Celebrating Canadian Paralympians with Rick Mercer

I’m always inspired by the Paralympics, and Rick Mercer has done a great job this year profiling some of Canada’s top athletes. Interesting fact – the use of the prefix ‘para’ in paralympics actually means ‘beside’ or ‘alongside’ rather than referring to paraplegia. The Paralympic games include athletes with a wide range of abilities, and […]

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Umoove Experience: Face and Eye Tracking Review

Umoove Experience: Face and Eye Tracking Review

  We’ve been watching Umoove for a while, anticipating the release of their first game using face and eye tracking technology on smartphones and tablets. Yesterday’s release of the Umoove Experience did not disappoint! Umoove has created software that takes advantage of the (now common) cameras installed in the smart phones and tablets that most […]

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