Text-to-Speech on iPod Touch

Is There A Portable, Affordable Option For Text-to-Speech For Someone With A Reading Disability?

A few years back a gentleman with a reading disability came to IPAT, needing some way to read the manuals, parts boxes, forms and signage in the shop where he was going to work after graduating from college.  He was already making use of  text-to-speech (TTS) technology with a computer, software, and scanner to read…
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IDMate and iPod Touch

The Replacements? Apps Vs. Dedicated Talking Identifiers For Vision Loss

In our IPAT Centers, we have dedicated talking identifiers for money, colors, and UPC barcodes that can help people with vision loss that, for the most part, work extremely well. However, these devices basically do one thing, cost between $140-$1300, and are definitely not “ pocket-able”, especially if you need to carry around more than one.  Tool belt…
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Asus Android Tablet with Tracker Pro

Control An Android Tablet With Your Head

AT for computer access boils down to an individual unable to use a standard mouse or keyboard to interact and manipulate the computer interface. There can be many reasons for this, an accident, a repetitive stress injury, or an acquired disease to name a few. There are many ways to provide an alternate means of…
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Text-to-speech For IOS….Pinned!

  I have to admit that out of all of the social media outlets available, Pinterest had not yet captured my interest (a saying that is probably cliché by now).  However, I was recently doing some research with Google on apps for reading with speech output and came across  Laura S. Enders’ Pinterest page for  Text…
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Simple 911 Access Always

Scenario one – you are in trouble. The power is out, your land line is down and your cell phone needs a charge, how are you going to call 911? Scenario two – your parents are aging, living alone, and get confused using a standard cell phone. How can they quickly get help in the…
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