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Jennifer Mundl
  • Female
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • United States

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Alina Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute.
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NASA

Work history and personal professional development

 Jen Mundl is certified as an Assistive Technology Practitioner and holds a masters degree in Special Education along with an undergraduate in computer engineering. It is a unique match of skills emphasizing the technology area along with the communication skills required by a teacher and in this case working with a wide variety of different disabilities.

Jen Mundl has worked at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute for over 25 years where she was the Lead Assistive Technology for the organization where she performs Vocational and Academic evaluations in determining assistive technology which can lead to employment or ability to attend a postsecondary education opportunity. There is a transitional rehabilitation program at Courage Kenny in which the residents come from a variety of hospitals and learning how to able to return to their previous life and utilizing assistive technology to do so.

She now has taken a new job path after leaving Courage Institute for more freelance and independent work career. Under the MA-EPD program, she works to maintain benefits and to inform individuals about the benefits and usefulness of accessibility and assistive technology.


She has presented at both local and national conferences. This includes Closing the Gap, Rehabilitation Society of North America, Assistive Technology Industry Association, and the Governors Initiative for implementing reasonable accommodations into all environments.

Jennifer Mundl's Blog

Words Wound

Words Wound helps teach young people about cyberbullying. It is a free resource for everyone interested in the topic. You can read it online and get helpful ideas to promote a safe environment.

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Posted on March 14, 2019 at 4:54pm

The Sweet Sound of Clear Noise

Posted on March 10, 2019 at 4:54pm

Verbose- A More Powerful Tool for Vision and Learning Disabilities

Verbose is a text to speech program which will read text or saved documents. Voice settings allows changes to speed, pitch and volume of the speech engine voice.  Converts text to voice or saves as mp3 to play later or save for a later time. There is a professional and a free version of Verbose. The professional version works with more formats, provides different voices, and will convert information from a picture as well as a text document.

  • Reads any text on your computer out loud
  • Convert text to mp3 and save to listen to later
  • Installs and ready to read text in just minutes
  • With Verbose text reading software, you can have Verbose read the current text on your screen out loud with the simple press of a button by setting up system-wide hotkeys.

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Screen Reader Applications

  • Save email text to mp3 to review
  • PC reads long documents to you
  • Use voice synthesis
  • Listen to an ebook on your way to work
  • Study for exams by listening to your notes
  • Proofread by having your writing read back to you
  • Convert doc to mp3
  • Save audio for computer voice announcement systems

 

Text to Speech Features

  • Reads text using text to speech technology
  • Save speech as compressed mp3 files
  • Change voice characteristics setting to change speed, pitch and volume
  • Read text from Internet Explorer, Word, Outlook and other programs
  • Install new speech engine reading voices
  • Set mp3 and wav encoding options
  • Customize hotkeys to read text from any program

 

There are tools to modify the recording by cropping it, this will allow you to take out areas of the recording making it easier to understand and…

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Posted on February 28, 2019 at 12:41pm — 1 Comment

Funding and Equipment Programs

Assitive Technology and Computer Equipment

  • Access For All: Computer Program from UCP - This project of UCP of Central MN builds and repairs computers for people with disabilities. Used computers are refurbished and distributed to people with disabilities for an application fee.

 

  • PACER's Simon Technology Center- The Simon Technology Center (STC) is dedicated to making the benefits of technology more accessible to children and adults with disabilities. Through a collaborated effort involving parents, professionals, and consumers, the STC can provide numerous services for families and answer to your questions. Since 1987, the Simon Technology Center has helped many children and adults, with a variety of disabilities, use assistive technology to enhance learning, work and independence. They provide a loan program and run a donation website for used equipment.

 

  • Able Data - AbleData provides objective information on assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment available from domestic and international sources to consumers, organizations, professionals, and caregivers within the United States. They have a section on funding opportunities.

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Posted on February 19, 2019 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

I can connect

Posted on February 14, 2019 at 10:42am

Speech-to-Speech--Using A Telephone Independently

Speech-to-Speech--Using A Telephone Independently

Speech-to-Speech (STS) is a Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS). This is a service allowing persons with hearing or speech limitations to access the telephone to place and receive calls. STS enables persons with a speech disability to make telephone calls using their own voice or an assistive voice device. A caller may use a communication device such as a Tobii or Dynavox. Speech-to-Speech uses Communications Assistants (CAs) to relay the conversation back and forth between the person with the speech disability and the other party to the call. CAs are operators who are specifically trained in understanding a variety of speech disorders, which enables them to repeat what the caller says in a manner that makes the caller’s words clear and understandable to the called party. The communication assistant will notify the receiver that the communication will take time and to remain on the line.

The service is a good way for someone with a hearing limitation to use a phone without assistance from the hearing world.

Who Uses STS?

Often people with speech disabilities cannot communicate by telephone because the parties they are calling cannot understand their speech. People with cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, Parkinson's disease and those who are coping with limitations from a stroke or traumatic brain injury may have speech disabilities. People who stutter or have had a laryngectomy may also have difficulty understood. In general, anyone with a speech disability or anyone who wishes to call someone with a speech disability can use STS. Are you under A person can make a STS call from any telephone. You simply call the relay center by dialing 711, and indicates you want to make an STS call. You are connected to an STS CA who will repeat your spoken words, making the spoken words clear to the other party. Persons with speech…

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Posted on February 7, 2019 at 10:25am — 3 Comments

Apps

Posted on February 1, 2019 at 4:23pm

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