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Wade Wingler on Assistive Technology over the Years
Easter Seals Crossroads has been providing assistive technology services since 1979. Wade Wingler, Vice President of Technology and Information Services at Easter Seals Crossroads in Indianapolis, Indiana, discusses how the program has grown to…

Type 'n Speak Notetaker and Monocular Lens
Type 'n Speak was an electronic notetaker with voice output, designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The unit required no knowledge of Braille, featured a standard QWERTY computer-style keyboard with Braille mode, and…

TASH Mini Keyboard and IBM Screen Reader Keypad<br /><br />
The TASH Mini Keyboard was a small membrane keyboard designed with closely spaced keys for individuals with fine motor skills and a small range of motion. The small square keys could be activated with a mouthstick, pointer, finger, etc. The keyboard…

Multivoice Synthesizer<br /><br />
The Multivoice Synthesizer was used with a computer screenreader, producing the sound needed to convert text into synthesized speech for people with visual impairments. A screen reader is a software application that, rather than presenting web…

Darci Too with Switch Interface<br /><br />
Darci Too is a keyboard emulator designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or severe physical disabilities. It offers adaptable access, meaning that a user can choose a joystick, switches, matrix keyboard, or communication aid to access…

Prototype Switch Interface Console<br /><br />
Switch access enables a user with limited mobility or dexterity to control a device such as a computer or an electronic toy by activating the switch with a touch. A customized system such as a switch access console can replace a standard keyboard…

Braille ‘n Speak and Optacon Model R1D<br /><br />
Braille 'n Speak® was a portable, electronic Braille note taker designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. In 1987, long before sighted users had devices such as the iPad, Deane Blazie’s invention made it possible for users to…

Prototype Computer Keyguard for Apple 11 GS
A keyguard, or computer overlay guide, is designed to enable people with upper extremity disabilities to use a standard computer keyboard. Intended for users who are unable to keep their hand elevated, who use a headwand or mouthstick, or are…

TeleSensory TeleBraille III<br /><br />
The TeleBraille III enabled a deafblind person and a person using a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) to communicate by telephone. It could also be used for face-to-face communications between a deafblind person and a sighted person. It…

Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD)<br /><br />
A TDD is a teleprinter, an electronic device for text communication over a telephone line. The TDD allows people with hearing or speech difficulties to receive calls as typed messages. The original concept was developed by James C. Marsters, a…