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Switch Activated Buzz Straight Off the Toy Store Shelf!


I bought this Remote control Buzz Lightyear toy from Toy's R Us. My daughters therapist programed the signals into her talker and now she can play with it with her switch!!

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Captioned Version

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Kindle and Screen Readers

Thursday, April 11, 2013
12 PM Pacific, 3 PM Eastern

EASI will demonstrate some of the strengths and problems of Kindle for those who use a screen reader.

Kindle hardware devices sometimes claim to be accessible, but that is misleading. They may read the e-book contents with a text-to-speach voice, but the user who is blind cannot navigate the device to even locate the desired book.

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Colin's iPad Experience


Colin has Cerebral Palsy and was unable to use the Apple iPad until his dad created a modified headstick in order to be able to use the iPad. Here is a demonstration of Colin using the iPad. It's a challenge.

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Captioned Version

There is a well captioned version of this video available on the universalsubtitles.org website.

YouTube Access Features

YouTube features for those who are:

·      Low vision or have a learning disability

·      Blind

·      Hearing impaired

·      A content provider on YouTube

 

1. Low vision or learning disabilities

  •  Enlargement 
  • Full screen option in YouTube: icon on far right below video screen

    • Eliminates title, suggestions, etc.

    • Enlarges captioning as well but controls stay small.

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Website Lets You Search For Captioned Videos AND Learn Sign Language

Open Captions is a website that lets you search for captioned YouTube videos. As the video is playing, if you click on a word in the captions, a small window opens and shows you the ASL sign for that word.

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SNApps4Kids: Collection of Accessibility Apps for Children

SNApps4Kids is a website that collects information about iOS and Android apps for 'special needs' children, and shares information on how to use them. The content is well indexed, and includes screenshots.

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