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Other Tools for Accessible Identification

Other Tools for Accessible Identification Resources Tech Tips Technology

As we mentioned in the last section of this guide, you can use both UPCs and QR codes to help with identifying consumer products and any other items you might care to tag. But what if the item is not tagged with either a UPC or QR code? Happily, there are other mobile resources you…

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Meet Ethan Thiseth – Making the Grade Using the MagniLink TAB!

Meet Ethan Thiseth - Making the Grade Using the MagniLink TAB! Resources Technology

During the Summer of 2019, Kimberly Cline at LVI America had the privilege of meeting Ethan Thiseth from North Dakota. He was enjoying his summer, but he took some time out to test-drive our newest product the MagniLink TAB.  Kimberly could tell right away what a unique young man Ethan is. He learned how to…

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Identifying US Currency For People Who Are Visually Impaired

Identifying US Currency For People Who Are Visually Impaired Resources Tech Tips Technology

The United States is the only country that prints all denominations of currency in the same size. The US and Switzerland are the only two countries that use the same colors for all of their various bills. Needless to say, this sameness of size and color make it impossible for a blind person to locate…

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Three Blindness-Aware Mobile Navigation Apps

Three Blindness-Aware Mobile Navigation Apps Resources Tech Tips Technology

Most GPS navigation platforms do not include a full set of features and functions for traveling with a cane or guide dog. In this section, we will introduce you to three mobile GPS navigation apps, one for Google Android and the other two for Apple iOS, which ave been designed from the ground up to…

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Accessible Fitness and Nutrition Tracking Devices and Software

Accessible Fitness and Nutrition Tracking Devices and Software Resources Tech Tips Technology

Bluetooth Connected Devices Until recently, people with visual impairments had to rely on special purpose devices, such as talking scales, to obtain access to many devices. However, with the mobile revolution in full swing, a new solution is emerging: Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connected devices that display their data on a smartphone and are thus accessible…

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Accessible Mobile Apps and Talking Devices for Health Monitoring

Accessible Mobile Apps and Talking Devices for Health Monitoring Resources Tech Tips Technology

Prescription readers are not the only speech-accessible devices that can improve the quality of your life. Talking Glucose Monitors If you are diabetic, you can check your own glucose levels using a talking glucose monitor. There are several models available. Check with your insurance company, pharmacist or other diabetes supplies provider and you may find…

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Built-in Smartphone Mapping Apps from Google and Apple

Built-in Smartphone Mapping Apps from Google and Apple Resources Tech Tips Technology

In their series ‘Smartphone GPS Navigation‘, American Foundation for the Blind explains how the built-in Smartphone mapping apps can help people who are blind or visually impaired. In their built-in mapping apps (Google Maps and Apple Maps), both Google and Apple provide mapping data collected and assembled from a wide number of sources—from satellite imaging…

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“Watching” TV with a Visual Impairment

“Watching” TV with a Visual Impairment Resources Tech Tips Technology

Many unenlightened sighted people may wonder, “But if you can’t see, how can you watch TV?” If someone asks you this question, just smile, then wait until the next time they go into the kitchen to start dinner with their back turned but the TV on so they don’t miss anything. Pictures are nice, but…

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