Showing posts from August, 2013

FCC Accepting Public Comments on Petition from Coalition of E-Reader Manufacturers

Tactile Food Pyramid: Primary and Secondary

APH's Tactile Food Pyramid helps you make healthier choices.
Primary Tactile Food Pyramid Teaches primary grade children to make smart choices for an 1,800 calorie diet.
IncludesUSDA's colorful 24 x 36 inch classroom poster, MyPyramid for Kids with braille documentation10 blank desktop tactile pyramids10 punch & paste sheets; pieces are applied with glue (not included) Students follow the key and gradually build a tactile pyramid, by gluing the punch & paste pieces to the blank desktop tactile pyramid sheet, as they learn about the different food groups. When complete, students have a "take home" item to share with family and friends. The printed and embossed on heavy paper.
Secondary Tactile Food Pyramid Teaches teens and adults to make smart choices for a 2,000 calorie diet.
IncludesUSDA's colorful 24 x 36 inch classroom poster, MyPyramid: Steps to a Healthier You with braille documentation5 desktop tactile pyramids The colorful/tactile desktop pyramids a…

The Tile App: Never Again Lose Your Stuff

Keys, wallet, purse, phone, etc., etc...The list of "stuff" we carry around everyday can go on and on. And losing any of those things can be anything from a nuisance to a major personal security issue.

What if you never had to worry about losing any of that stuff again? The Tile App will keep track of all your stuff for you, and help you find it if you lose it. This iOS app uses little "tiles" that you can attach to, stick on, or drop in anything you might lose. They're connected by GPS to the app on your iPhone or other iOS device. 

Best feature: Tile emits an audible sound if you activate it on your phone.

Other Features:
Never replace batteriesWithin 150 ft., you can see yourself getting closer or further away from the object via the app1 year life, app will remind you when it's time to get new ones, and help you recycle the old onesApp saves the last GPS location where you saw the TileThe more Tile users, the further the rangeSticky adhesive comes with Til…

EZ Track Calendar: A Low Vision Appointment Book and Calendar

APH's EZ Track Calendar provides teens and adults with an organized way of keeping track of appointments, dates, bills, holidays and other events. Each large print page holds four days, with enough room to write notes and appointments. The calendar comes with a three-ring binder, or can be ordered with out a binder.
EZ Track Calendar 2014 (with binder):
Catalog Number: 1-07900-14

EZ Track Calendar 2014 (inserts only, no binder):
Catalog Number: 1-07901-14

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Still No More: Art Brought to Life

Over the past decade or so, museums and cultural institutions have become much more accessible to visitors with disabilities. However, access to museums for people who are blind and visually impaired is still a sticky issue. I recently wrote about the new issue of the Disability Studies Quarterly, which focuses on the topic of access for visually impaired visitors.
In the subset of museums, art museums seem to be the hardest to make accessible. Art, by nature, is almost entirely visual. Besides that, can you imagine reaching out to touch da Vinci's Mona Lisa and having every police officer in Paris swarm down on you? Generally, art museums want you to admire the pieces at a "safe" distance.
The assumption is that people who are blind and visually impaired would not be interested in what an art museum has to offer. In reality, though, many people who are blind and visually impaired would like to visit an art museum if they knew that there was some sort of accessible exhibi…