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2013-01-24 23:02:37

January is National Braille Literacy Month, and Tees For Your Head offers a very unusual way to honor the celebration: a t-shirt for language geeks with its message in braille. The "Feel the Love" t-shirt features a message in braille. Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) January 24, 2013 For the sighted, braille is a secret code. For those who read through their fingertips, braille is a path to increased independence. Tees For Your Head commemorates the code with a geeky t-shirt. Designer Karin Carter...

2012-12-27 05:01:30

As a simple-to-use, but powerful augmentative communicator, the TextSpeak TS Series Talking Keyboard from Chester Creek is a perfect solution for post-operative patients, speech impaired individuals or for anyone requiring a voice generation device that generates synthesized, or augmented speech. Especially designed to meet the special communication needs of each individual user regardless of age or ability, the TextSpeak is the easiest to use augmentative communication keyboard device...

2012-12-19 05:00:04

Award Winning App, Predictable, now on Android. London, UK (PRWEB) December 18, 2012 TBoxApps®, a leader in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) technologies, today announced the availability of Predictable, a text-to-speech application on the Android platform. Optimized for the Samsung Galaxy Tab on the Android platform, Predictable offers customizable AAC functionality, and easy access to participate in social media and email; ensuring people with communication needs are...

Access4Kids Created To Help Children With Disabilities Access Tablets
2012-12-11 16:51:46

Georgia Tech Imagine not being able to touch a touch-screen device. Tablets and smartphones–with all their educational, entertaining and social benefits–would be useless. Researchers at Georgia Tech are trying to open the world of tablets to children whose limited mobility makes it difficult for them to perform the common pinch and swipe gestures required to control the devices. Ayanna Howard, professor of electrical and computer engineering, and graduate student Hae Won...

2012-07-30 23:01:39

Verbal communication using an iPad is now physically and financially accessible to people with complex disabilities. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) July 30, 2012 MyVoice® Inc. today announced TalkRocket Go, a wheelchair-friendly app for kids and adults with speech disabilities that is more physically accessible yet more affordable, at just $99. TalkRocket Go lets users connect buttons and switches, including those on wheelchairs, to an iPad, iPhone, or iPod, and then use those controls to speak...

2012-07-25 23:01:17

American Girl and Boy Voices Now Available in the Proloquo2Go App for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Amsterdam (PRWEB) July 25, 2012 Acapela Group and AssistiveWare are proud to unveil the first American genuine, natural-sounding children's voices now available in Proloquo2Go, designed to provide a voice for children who cannot speak. The US Census Bureau estimates that as many as 720,000 American children aged between 6 and 14-years-old have significant speech problems and difficulties being...

2012-07-02 23:01:28

Pyramid Educational Consultants has been the sole provider of products and services regarding the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) since 1992. To commemorate the last 20 years of successful communication, Pyramid urges PECS users to share their achievements for a chance to win up to $1000 in PECS products. Newark, DE (PRWEB) July 01, 2012 Pyramid Educational Consultants, home of the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and the Pyramid Approach to Education, has...

2012-04-17 23:01:24

New Communication Benefits and Challenges Revealed In Survey Conducted by AssistiveWare, Maker of iOS App Proloquo2Go, and University of San Diego and CSU San Marcos Professors Amsterdam, Netherlands (PRWEB) April 17, 2012 With 1 in 88 children having some form of autism in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (1), the need to help autistic children overcome communication challenges is greater than ever. April is Autism Awareness Month, and today,...


Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.