Assistive Technology

CrashBang Labs LipSync Buildathon June 28, 2018

Neil Squire Society’s Makers Making Change is hosting the CrashBang Labs LipSync Buildathon in Regina, Saskatchewan on Thursday, June 28, 2018. At the event, volunteer makers will build an open source assistive device, the LipSync, which will be donated to people with disabilities in the Regina area.

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June 21, 2018 How-to: Use Siri as a Hands-Free Calculator

Right now on the iOS app store there are countless talking calculators available for purchase and even some for free. We’ve looked at Talking Calculator in the past, and it does a great job of calculating complex formulas hands-free with full VoiceOver support. For users who are blind, have low-vision, or have learning disabilities that make it difficult to visually process numbers, talking calculators can help level the playing field by giving users the ability to engage in math problems independently.

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June 19, 2018 CAOT Conference Workshop

The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) is hosting its annual conference in Vancouver this year, from June 20th to 23rd. Makers Making Change’s Zee Kesler will be hosting a pre-conference workshop introducing maker skills to occupational therapists.

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