Getting ready for AAATE

Finally all registered and booked for this year’s AAATE conference. Being an Assistive Technology conference, it’s good to see links to advice on making sure your presentation is accessible: Microsoft: Make your PowerPoint presentations accessible to people with disabilities. Hope to see you at the conference, here a link to my abstract: Rolf Black, Annalu […]

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LEGO Mindstorms EV3 on Wifi

When you want to try your program on your Lego Mindstorms robot, you need to download it onto the EV3 brick. This works fine with the USB cable or Bluetooth (I tried it with an iPad). However, if you want to use Wifi you will need a Wifi dongle, since this part of the electronics is not […]

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Single handed access to the iPad

Many of users with a disability have only one hand available to interact with their iPad, be it because of a stroke or another disability. Also it can be quite difficult to perform some of the gestures needed for the iPad using the working hand, e.g. the pinch gesture for zooming in and out of […]

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ATBar to improve accessibility

I am trialling the ATBar from the University of Southampton. Click the ATBar button at the centre top of the page and a toolbar will appear with functions such as “Text-to-speak” to allow you to get the website text be read out to you. Take a look at the following link for an explanation of […]

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Taking and sharing iPad screenshots with one finger…

Screenshots are a brilliant method to share information, especially for people with aphasia. However, the standard method to take a screen shot on an iPad requires some dexterity: you need to synchronise two button presses, using both hands – not necessarily and easy task. Skitch (on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/skitch/id490505997?mt=8) allows you to easily take a screenshot, […]

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