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Clear Sight Low Vision Kit

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Added by Jennifer Mundl on April 27, 2019 at 4:03pm — No Comments

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…
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Added by Jennifer Mundl on February 28, 2019 at 12:41pm — 1 Comment

Accessibility and Text-to-Speech on the Punch-In Website

It was recently brought to my attention that some members of Punch-In are not familiar with how to have text read audibly to them. Therefore, I have elected to write a series on how you can use setting preferences for various computers, tablets, and smartphones, as well as software programs to have text read aloud.

I am excited to start this series with information about a beta tool called Speechify that I have found to be an exciting addition to the text-to-speech field.…

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Added by Erika J. Kluge on July 15, 2017 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

Innovations- Blue-Light Screen Protectors and Glasses

The controversy regarding increased screen time and potential harm to one’s vision and health continues to evolve with the increase of screen gadget emersion into daily life. Some readers of this article may remember the introduction of the television screen into the family household. More readers will presumably recall the emersion of the computer screen into work and life. Most readers will likely concur that today’s methods of communication, and entertainment have almost totally effaced…

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Added by Erika J. Kluge on June 15, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

Innovations for 2017- BLITAB® - A Tactile Tablet for The Blind

BLITAB® is most certainly an innovation to keep track of. It is currently in beta testing and will hopefully move into the commercialization phase soon. In a nutshell, BLITAB® is revolutionizing the tablet for blind and partially sighted users by offering the first-ever Braille tablet. It uses a liquid-based technology and an accessible intuitive design to create tactile relief outputting Braille, as well as graphics and maps. Blind people will be able to feel, read, and respond to Braille…

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Added by Erika J. Kluge on January 15, 2017 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

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