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Google Docs and Access: Writing in the Cloud

Third party add-ons give Google Docs a number of great access features. 

While you don't need to be using Chrome (the browser) in order to use Google Docs, there are some reasons you might want to try it.

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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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Assistive Technology Workshop with Developer R.J. Cooper


At this conference at Pathfinder Village's Kennedy-Willis Center, R.J. Cooper, a technology developer from California, demonstrates technology and applications that can help developmentally disabled students learn and communicate better.

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Captioned Version

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

Drawing & writing on the iPad


 

Emma is a young woman with limited verbal language skills and a diagnosis of autism. She expresses herself through her art and has really taken to the visual interface of the iPad. This video shows a therapy activity where art is used as a platform for language/literacy learning.

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Apple iPad accessibility features - part 2 - speech


Scott Chesworth from RNIB gives an overview of the accessibility features built-in to the Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. In part 2, Scott demonstrates the built-in speech features, Voiceover and an explaination of some of the gestures used with it.

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Text to Speech on iPad (iBooks)


This one minute demo shows how to use built in text to speech with a book on the iPad.

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Assistive Technology in Action: Meet Mason


A young boy with vision loss who, with the help of AT, is able to learn reading and writing in the same classroom as his sighted peers. 

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Free EASI Webinar: Updating the Accessibility of Adobe Digital Editions E-reader

December 18, 2012
11am Pacific, 2pm Eastern

Adobe Digital Editions refers both to E-books available at the Adobe site and to the E-reader produced by Adobe. A special preview version of the E-reader that includes accessibility enhancements enabling it to work with adaptive software now has been released as Adobe Digital Editions Version 2 for the public and including enhanced accessibility.

Adobe Digital Editions refers both to E-books available at the Adobe site and to the E-reader produced by Adobe. A special preview version of the E-reader that includes accessibility enhancements enabling it to work with adaptive software now has been released as Adobe Digital Editions Version 2 for the public and including enhanced accessibility.

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iPhone saves one man $8700 in AT

Blogger James Nuttall has figured out that his iPhone with apps is worth $8700 in assistive technology that he used to use or would have like to have. He uses his iPhone to find his way, to magnify, as a book scanner/reader, calculator, and more.

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Android Phones Access for Low/No Vision

According to the Eyes-Free Android blog, "All Android phones that have Android version 1.6 or later have built-in support for speech output and accessibility, completely free. While not all applications are accessible, Android is quite customizable.

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