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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

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.…

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Added by Jennifer Mundl on February 19, 2019 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Accessible emogies expanded

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Added by Jennifer Mundl on February 8, 2019 at 5:19pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by Jennifer Mundl on February 7, 2019 at 10:25am — 3 Comments

Apps for Assistive Technology

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Added by Jennifer Mundl on February 1, 2019 at 4:36pm — No Comments

Apps

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Added by Jennifer Mundl on February 1, 2019 at 4:23pm — No Comments

SnapType

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Added by Jennifer Mundl on January 31, 2019 at 10:36am — No Comments

The power of Google Scholar

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Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts, and court opinions, from academic publishers,…

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Added by Jennifer Mundl on January 28, 2019 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Scholarship Opportunity

The Indiana Americans with Disabilities Act and Title VI Coordinators’ Association is offering two $500 scholarships for incoming college freshmen. Applications will be accepted until March 1, 2019.  Eligibility requirements:

  • Be an incoming college freshmen attending an accredited Indiana college or university
  • Have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Have an area of study must be associated with the Americans with Disabilities Act or special needs…
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Added by Jennifer Mundl on January 24, 2019 at 1:08pm — 1 Comment

Macros in Microsoft Word -- Save Time

Utilizing Macros in Microsoft Word

A macro is a quick way of completing multiple commands or text sequences that are used often. An example is having a formatted design of a Microsoft Office document. These can be created in Microsoft Word or Microsoft PowerPoint. There are other programs which develop macros for different needs.

Installing the Developer Option

  1. Go to File
  2. Select Options
  3. Click on Customize…
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Added by Jennifer Mundl on December 19, 2018 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Interacting with people who are deaf/blind

Interacting with people who are deaf/blind

There are many recommendations for communication between the hearing and the people who are part of the deaf/blind community. It is wise to talk with someone about communication prior to meeting the person for the first time when not possible, the following are some recommendations for communicating between the hearing and non-hearing community.

  • To get the attention of a person who is deafblind, gently touch him or her on the…
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Added by Jennifer Mundl on November 30, 2018 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Life 360

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Added by Jennifer Mundl on November 23, 2018 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Disability and ADA Training Opportunities

Learning about the latest information about the ADA and disability is important for everyone. The following resources are some opportunities at no cost for you to explore and learn. Assistive technology is included in all of the websites and resources. Enjoy.

 

Disability Hub Training

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Added by Jennifer Mundl on November 16, 2018 at 9:48am — 4 Comments

Google Documents Are Made For Accessibility

ITunes and Apple products once had the market for products with built-in accommodations but with increased awareness and ease of access has created a competitive market. Whether you are looking for visual accommodations such as voice output or typing strategies for one-handed skills, they are included in tablets, cell phones, and all android technologies. In addition, there is Google docs and the Play Store which are promoting inclusion.

 

Google Docs, Sheets and Slides…

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Added by Jennifer Mundl on October 29, 2018 at 10:31am — 4 Comments

Using Your Phone to Job Search

Using Your Phone to Job Search

There are new tools in your arsenal when searching for a new job possibilities. Your phone is a useful tool for job searching, and almost every job seeker is using a mobile device in some way for job hunting. In 2015, Indeed reported that 50% of site traffic comes from mobile devices. In 2016, Snagajob reported that 72 percent of hourly employee respondents use a mobile phone to find and apply for jobs (Doyle, 2018).

The first…

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Added by Jennifer Mundl on October 23, 2018 at 11:04am — No Comments

Alexa and Harmony for Voice TV Control

Amazon Echo and Google Home Meet

 

Amazon Echo and Google Home are two environmental control units that allow for voice control of your home and searching the Internet along with music operation.  Amazon Echo and Google Home are affordable and expandable assistive technology options.  For under $200, an environmental control environment is set up with basic functions.  For each device in your home that you want to control, it will cost an additional $15-30 for a smart device…

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Added by Jennifer Mundl on September 5, 2018 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

Modern Day Job Search With Your Cell Phone



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Your phone is a useful tool for job searching, and almost every job seeker is using a mobile device in some way for job hunting. In 2015, Indeed reported that 50% of site traffic comes from mobile devices[1]. In 2016, Snagajob reported that 72 percent…

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Added by Jennifer Mundl on July 19, 2018 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

Dragon Naturally Speaking Command Cheat Sheet

Dragon Naturally Speaking Command Cheat Sheet

Pause before and after commands but not within them.

 

Control the Microphone

 

Go to sleep

Stop listening

Wake up…

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Added by Jennifer Mundl on February 9, 2018 at 2:37pm — No Comments

Dragon Naturally Speaking and Microsoft Word

Using Word with NaturallySpeaking

Universal Commands 

Go to Sleep

Wake-Up

Microphone off

NaturallySpeaking

New Line

New Paragraph

Caps On/Caps Off

All Caps On/All Caps Off

No Caps On/No Caps Off

Tab or Tab Key

 

Moving Around

Go to Bottom

Go to Top

Switch to Previous…

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Added by Jennifer Mundl on January 23, 2018 at 9:37am — No Comments

Dragon Naturally Speaking, recommendation for purchasing

 

 

Voice Recognition Purchasing Recommendations

Computer specifications

  • CPU: 2.2 GHz Intel® dual core or equivalent AMD processor
  • Processor Cache: 512 KB
  • Memory (RAM):
    • 32-bit: 4 GB for Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 
    • 64-bit: 4GB  for Window 7, 8, 8.1, 10
  • Free hard disk space: 4GB
  • Supported Operating Systems:
    • Windows 8 and 8.1 (32-bit and…
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Added by Jennifer Mundl on January 10, 2018 at 1:44pm — 1 Comment

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