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Wednesday, March 23, 2016
iPhone tutorials at VisionAustrailia: http://www.visionaustralia.org/living-with-low-vision/learning-to-live-independently/using-technology-and-computers/help-yourself!-technology-podcasts-and-resources/smartphones-tablets-and-apple-ios-devices
Posted by Saturday Technology Training Sessions at 9:30 AM
Story about a cool assistive device being developed by Toyota. http://www.upworthy.com/a-horseshoe-shaped-device-that-can-help-those-without-sight-explore-the-world-better-than-ever?c=sr1&sr_source=lift_facebook A horseshoe-shaped device that can help those without sight explore the world better than ever. “This new product is a hands-free, horseshoe-shaped device that sits on a person's shoulders. It’s easy to wear and comes with cameras, voice recognition, buttons, speakers, and vibration — all calibrated to help a blind or visually impaired person better explore and interact with the environment around them. Bluetooth technology pairs it with a smartphone. With a push of a button, it helps identify signs for bathrooms, exits, elevators, stairwells, and other important places — giving people with limited sight a new level of accessibility so they can do more with greater independence and confidence.”
Posted by Saturday Technology Training Sessions at 9:16 AM
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
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Posted by Saturday Technology Training Sessions at 12:33 PM