Category Archives: Recreation and Leisure

GBraille Trails: Helping the Visually Impaired Experience Nature

http://www.ispeech.org At age 11, Evan Barnard came across a vandalized Braille nature trail, one of the few places in his home state of Georgia where the visually impaired could comfortably explore the outdoors. As he began fixing up the trail … Continue reading

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Team at Riddle Center Builds Wheelchairs, Other Equipment to Help Residents | NC Department of Health and Human Services

Speech Synthesis When Barry Kerley and his team in the Adaptive Engineering Technology Department at the J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center in Morganton get a request for equipment, they don’t just order it. They start from scratch to meet residents’ needs. The … Continue reading

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MaxiAids | Beeping Easter Egg

Powered by iSpeechBeeping Easter Egg for the Blind and Visually Impaired Make Easter Egg Hunts accessible to more kids Each egg uses commonly found 2 N long lasting batteries (included) Price is for one egg; discounts available for 12 or … Continue reading

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(35) The Fight for Accessibility (Ian Hamilton) – Noclip Sessions – YouTube

Text to Speech Ian Hamilton is an accessibility specialist who co-directs the Gaming Accessibility Conference and consults with game companies over how to make their games more accessible. We talked to him about the small changes studios can make to … Continue reading

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Team River Runner – River to Recovery

http://www.ispeech.org OUR MISSION   To create an environment of healthy adventure, recreation and camaraderie for healing active duty, veteran service members and their families through adaptive kayaking.  Vision: Team River Runner envisions a national network which creates innovative paddling programs … Continue reading

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How a blind man plays mainstream video games and the future of accessibility in games – Technology & Science – CBC News

iSpeech EA tapping into accessibility gamers Electronic Arts, one of the world’s largest gaming companies, is working on incorporating accessible features in its games. This would help the roughly half a million Canadians and 25 million Americans who have significant vision … Continue reading

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LDK Adapted Toys LLC

http://www.ispeech.org I can still remember the frustration and depression I felt before each holiday:   my son Luke’s first Christmas, first birthday, first Easter, and so on. He already had so many toys that he couldn’t play with, just sitting on shelves.  I would hunt … Continue reading

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Helping people with disabilities to enjoy video games | SpecialEffect

http://www.ispeech.orgWe put fun and inclusion back into the lives of people with physical disabilities by helping them to play video games.By using technology ranging from modified joypads to eye-control, we’re finding a way for people to play to the very … Continue reading

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Walkin VR: Virtual Reality in Bed

french tts Walkin VR toted as “Virtual Reality in bed, wheelchair, SMA (spinal muscular atrophy), one arm” is an exciting development in accessibility. The video above is said to show some “people with SMA (spinal muscular atrophy) playing Virtual Reality … Continue reading

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Waypoint Adventure 

http://www.ispeech.org Waypoint Adventure is a non-profit educational organization founded in 2010 that uses quality experiential and adventure-based programs to transform the lives of individuals with disabilities.Waypoint works with school groups, social service organizations, families and individuals to offer custom designed … Continue reading

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