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Category: Adaptive Technology

My NDIS Experience

I have now had my NDIS plan for 3 months, and I've been meaning to reflect on the process and share what I've learnt. I had anticipated the rollout in my area for some time as there were many services I wanted to access but simply couldn't afford it. Here's the main parts of the…

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Audible Book Giveaway

I'm very excited to share that Audible has given free audio books to give away to five readers. For those of you that haven't tried Audible, it has thousands of audio books, current and past, and you can access them on your phone or tablet through their easy to use app. I have been using…

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The Finger Reader

Now this is one invention I am super excited about. Since I came across a news article about it a few weeks ago, I've been thinking of all the ways I could use it and how beneficial it would be to the vision impaired. The FingerReader is a prototype developed by MIT and is a ring which reads printed text.…

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Finally a pen I can see!

When I had my consultation with the vision impairment specialist, he suggested I invest in a Pentel pen. Usually he gives a freebie to all his clients but unfortunately he had run out. He said I was able to get the pen from my local Officeworks (stationary shop) and they came in a range of…

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IOS 7 and VIPs

Today I updated to IOS 7 on my iPad (I use a Samsung mobile). I'm not actually sure if previous versions have as many accessibility features, but I found the most useful feature for my vision was the "Larger type" text feature. It gives you the option to increase the font size in any app…

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New gadgets!

Today I had my second work place assessment to see if I need any more help since my vision has deteriorated. Once again I applied through Job Access, an Australian government reimbursement program. Originally I received my ZoomText software, a large screen and a hand held magnifier. This time round I didn't really know what exactly I…

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Increasing my magnification

As I have mentioned I use Zoomtext on my work and home computers. I have been using it a x2 magnification since I first got it, especially since I didn't like to slide all over the place too much. Recently I have noticed that I am leaning quite close to the computer to read. I…

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My study solution

I found a quick and easy solution to my study struggles and all I needed to do was ask. It was as simple as contacting my course coordinator and asking to have everything sent to me in enlarged font so I could print it off. And the next day I had a whole semester's worth…

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iPad Verdict

I know some of you have been eagerly awaiting the verdict on the iPad and I have been very slack over the past few weeks with updating you all. I purchased the iPad 2 about a month ago now and I will say that it has been the most useful purchase I have made in…

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I love ZoomText

ZoomText is my new best friend. After a long wait I finally had it installed on my work computer and I find it amazing. The majority of my job is computer based, and the programs that we use have the smallest font that even perfect sighted people struggle to read at times. I have spent…

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