Posts Tagged assistive technology

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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Learning Touchscreen Use: Part II – Tap and Hold

Learning Touchscreen Use: Part II – Tap and Hold

Welcome back! As you may recall, we started a series on touch screen use for older adults (or anyone else who might need a little help). Our introductory post to the series is here. In this post, we are going to focus on the ‘Tap and Hold’ movement, which you might also see called a […]

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European Seating Symposium 2013 Highlights

I had the great fortune last week to be able to travel to Dublin for the European Seating Symposium¬† with a colleague. A presentation we developed on mounting AAC devices (and others) without compromising line of sight for power wheelchair users was accepted to the conference, and we had some great interest. The conference was […]

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Innovative WheelchairsYou May Have Missed!

Innovative WheelchairsYou May Have Missed!

We often see new and exciting wheelchair designs either in the media or, if we’re lucky, in person! Here are a few of the innovative wheelchairs being developed or produced that you might have missed! ICON Wheelchair: Canadian Paralympian Jeff Adams has teamed up with Christian Bagg to produce this great manual wheelchair, taking some […]

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