Laura Medcalf

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What Pokemon Go Taught Me as Someone on the Autism Spectrum

One of the biggest struggles I deal with when it comes to my mentees who have autism and other special needs tends to be focused on video game …

Wheelchair Users Now Have A Clothing Line That Fits Their Needs

The cutout on this blazer makes no sense, unless you’re in a wheelchair and you want to avoid awkward bunched-up clothes.<p>IZ tailors clothes especially for wheelchair users. Instead of bunching up in all the wrong places, these pants, shirts, blouses, blazers, and dresses are cut to fall elegantly …

Uber's Business Isn't Built to Help Disabled People

Nadina LaSpina is looking up from under her wide-brimmed hat at the heavy grey rain clouds overhead, watching the blazing July sun play peekaboo …

Transportation

Tech Breakthroughs Are Giving Animals the Power to Speak

Author: Clive Thompson. Clive Thompson Gear<p>Date of Publication: 12.07.15.<p>Time of Publication: 5:00 am. 5:00 am<p>IMAGINE YOU’RE A DIABETIC and you use a …

Pets

A Kindle for the blind? U.S. researchers working on an affordable Braille tablet

“Imagine having a Kindle that isn’t a visual Kindle but instead has a tactile surface that can be read by a person who’s blind using Braille,” …

Braille

13 Protective Cases That Will Keep Your Special Child's iPad Air 2 Safe And Sound - Friendship Circle - Special Needs Blog

13 Protective Cases That Will Keep Your Special Child’s iPad Air 2 Safe And Sound<p><i>Image Credit: idownloadblog</i><p>You just invested in the latest and …

Zebreda Makes It Work

Welcome to <b>Zebreda Makes It Work!</b>—a series of videos, demonstrations, reflections and shared experiences on the practical use, customization, …

About

Handizap was founded by Josh Smith, a mechanical engineer from Virginia Tech, in March of 2015. On August 23,2014, Josh dove into a wave at Virginia …

Signily lets you use sign language on iOS

When it comes to communicating on mobile for Deaf people, sign language isn’t really an option unless using video messages.<p>That’s about to change with the release of Signily, a sign language keyboard app for iOS (coming soon to Android). The keyboard uses emoji-style hands portraying accurate signs …

Blitab: World's first tactile tablet is 'iPad for the blind'

The first-ever braille tablet has been developed, using a new liquid-based technology to create tactile relief outputting braille, graphics and maps …

New smartwatch displays texts in braille

A new smartwatch could allow vision impaired smartphone users to check their messages without having to play them out loud.<p>The Dot is a tiny wearable …

Braille

Virtual Keyboard

Virtual KeyboardVirtual Keyboard is a fantastic onscreen grid keyboard developed by the Indra project team behind HeadMouse. Work to integrate both …

Remote Control Speakerphone | RCx-1000

Remote Control SpeakerphoneThe RCx-1000 Remote Control Speakerphone lets you answer calls with ease with “voice activated – no touch” answering or …