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  1. Another Book-Reading Option Coming Soon

    by Desiree

    I have been a user of Ray Kurzweil’s reading technology for almost 20 years.  The first Kurzweil reading machines were large and cumbersome, but at the time it was breakthrough technology.  About the size of a dish washer in the beginning, these machines allowed you to take a piece of...

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  2. MetroAccess is Stranding Many

    by Desiree

    For at least 20 years, Austin has offered a paratransit service of some kind to people with disabilities.  A paratransit entity provides transportation to those people who are, for various reasons, unable to use the regular fixed route bus system.  Without a service such as this, many people with disabilities...

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  3. A Holiday Treat

    by Desiree

    Ok, this is off the topic of accessibility, but someone sent it to me and I find it absolutely fantastic!  Talk about a great use of synthesized speech!  Maybe this could be a new version of audio book reading?  Check out this very unique version of A Christmas Carol!  I...

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  4. Hardware Accessibility

    by Desiree

    We focus a lot of attention on accessibility of websites and web content.  There are several resources out there, from Knowbility’s accessibility training and consulting services to actual guides, such as the book “Maximum Accessibility,” written by Sharron Rush and John Slatin.  But recently, the question was raised about hardware...

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  5. iAps Help People with Disabilities

    by Desiree

    I know, iAp isn’t really a word, but it’s the only thing I could think of to call them.  Since Apple’s Ipod touch and iPhone have come out, there has been thousands of applications developed for these portable devices.  These aps can do many things, from telling you what song...

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