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Carl’s Own Home – Technology Integration

iSpeech The State of Tennessee is diving into technology integration for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. A yearlong project focused on Enabling Technology seeks to provide community engagement and increased independence. AbleLink is proud to be part of this … Continue reading

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X10 Big Red Wireless Emergency Button – SmartHomeUSA.com

http://www.ispeech.org OVERVIEW X10 Big Red Wireless Emergency Button will allow you to immediately activate any X10 receiver (s) when you hit the bit red emergency button during an emergency. PRODUCT DESCRIPTION The battery-powered button can be mounted anywhere in your … Continue reading

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How to string multiple Alexa commands together

http://www.ispeech.orgSmart speakers do a great job of making simple tasks around the house easier. Control the brightness or color of your lights, change the thermostat temperature, control multiple alarms and timers and even order food for dinner. However, sometimes, sometimes … Continue reading

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Amazon Dash Wand, with Ask My Buddy

Convert Text to Speech AskMyBuddy.net ~~ Amazon Echo Alexa skill Using Ask My Buddy with the Amazon Dash Wand outside Please note that you MUST be with range of your wifi for the Alexa service to work. Every year 50,000 … Continue reading

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How It Works – Button Blocker

http://www.ispeech.org TV viewers of all ages suffer from the frustration of being unable to navigate the 50 or more buttons on the remote control supplied by their pay-TV providers. Inadvertently pressing “wrong” buttons can cause your TV to become unresponsive and “unwatchable”. … Continue reading

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Tecla expands its accessibility features for users with limited mobility to IOT devices | TechCrunch

http://www.ispeech.org For the past seven years, the Canadian technology developer Komodo Openlabs has been working on a device called Tecla that allow users with limited mobility to control electronic devices. Designed for users who have trouble operating smartphones, tablets, or … Continue reading

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Lifeline Access | Philips Lifeline ®

http://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech Lifeline Access for individuals with limited mobility or physical challenges   These devices are offered as an alternative to the Personal Help Button. They can be used to answer incoming calls when you activate Lifeline’s remote answering feature and … Continue reading

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The pleasure and the pain of the accessible smart home | TechCrunch

http://www.ispeech.org   In 2017, the promise of the smart home is more or less reality. Companies like Apple and Amazon are using Siri and Alexa, respectively, to help customers control almost every aspect of the home. From controlling door locks … Continue reading

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6 common Amazon Alexa problems and how to fix them

iSpeech In my time with the Amazon Echo, I’ve had very few problems, most of which were very easily resolved with a power cycle and a few simple tweaks or adjustments. Here are some solutions to problems you may encounter.Amazon’s … Continue reading

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Man designs home he can control with his eyes

http://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech On Steve Saling’s 37th birthday, the pencil he was holding inexplicably fell out of his hand. “It was a very peculiar moment,” Saling said. “It felt like my hand fell asleep, but there was no reason it should have.” … Continue reading

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