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©2019 BY MR SIMON WALKER

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

THE WORLD HAS CHANGED

Touch reading was slow, laborious and isolating

...Braille has had its day....

METEORIC IMPACT

Microsoft app

Turn your phone or tablet into an artificial intelligence device. By pointing the camera it will recognise people & their facial expression. Even better, in a short photograph it  can recognise and read text. Amazing.

Apple app

Use your smart phone camera to identify colours. May be handy in the clothes cupboard, out shopping, gardening or for various DIY. Paint me a rainbow.

LookTel app

A money reader. Handy for sorting out cash on the go. If only it could print pounds.

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BlindSquare app

A popular GPS navigation app that describes the environment, announces points of interest and street intersections as you travel. The World is your oyster.

TapTapSee app

Mobile phone camera image recognition software to photograph objects and identify them out loud for the user. Shopping therapy independence.

Be My Eyes app

A smart phone social app enabling live video link help to analyse a scene from a sighted person. Sharing is caring.

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VoiceOver screen reader app

Screen readers grab information off the web and computer and read them out. Absorbing voices too.

AccessNote app

Efficiently make notes at work, school or home. Search and listen back. Studious.

Dragon voice recognition app

The fastest way to get ideas down, produce stories, reports or essay documents  -straight to text.

Prodigi Connect 12

Light weight portable desktop electronic magnifier perfect for books and fine hand work tasks. Especially useful for students as there is no need to obtain large font copies of text books, and a distance camera is attached for board work. Read off tablet screen, with voice over option.

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Smart Home Automation

Command and control centre for your home.

Amazon Alexa

"Alexa can you....dim the lights, put the heating on, email john to come over, order a pizza, tell me what the weather is like..." Tomorrows World is today.

Orcam Device

An intelligent camera on your spectacles frame arm. Point and it reads. Recognises approaching faces.

Brain Port Device

See sensations of objects with tongue stimulation. A spectacle mounted camera provides this pseudovision to those who are completely blind.

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