Posts Tagged disability

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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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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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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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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App Review: Dexeteria

App Review: Dexeteria

Dexteria is an app that was developed by an Occupational Therapist to work on a few key areas of fine motor development that are suitable for a tablet. It consists of three activities, addressing the issues of finger isolation, pincer grasp position and letter formation. All three are important to handwriting, with the skills developed […]

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App Review: Mobile Mouse

App Review: Mobile Mouse

    Touchscreens have often been held up as an example of what the future holds in terms of computing. We’ve now reached a point where touch screens are everywhere – restaurants, malls, airports, but even more significantly, many of us are carrying them around in our pockets! With the increase in iPhones, iPods and […]

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App Review: Splashtop Personal

App Review: Splashtop Personal

After reviewing Mobile Mouse Pro, a great option for using your iPad/iPhone/Android to connect to your desktop or laptop as an external mouse or keyboard, I’d like to focus on a different way to get touch access to your Windows or Mac based programming – one that really opens up the possibilities where they have […]

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