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March 2020

Creating Tactile Overlays for Books and iPads

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
UNH, Institute on Disability, 10 West Edge Drive
Durham, NH 03824 United States
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Tactile Overlays for Books & iPads

Individuals with vision loss are often unable to interact with visual images in a book or on an iPad.  Participants will make a tactile overlay for a book and a tactile overlay for the Garage Band App on an iPad.  Each participant must bring a book and or an iPad. Our Adaptive Low Tech DIY Workshops will be facilitated by Therese Willkomm, PhD, ATP.  Dr. Willkomm is the director of New Hampshire state wide assistive technology program with the Institute… read more Creating Tactile Overlays for Books and iPads

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QR Codes – Creating Instant Access to Amazing Resources and Information on the Web

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Future In Sight, 25 Walker Street
Concord, NH 03301 United States
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QR Codes for Accessibility

Using Braille on business cards or bookmarks continues to be challenging due to limited space.  Often, using Braille, there is only room to include the person’s name and phone number.  In addition, many individuals don’t have access to braille equipment or have the time to create braille business cards and bookmarks. However, business cards and bookmarks are small and easy to print to carry in your pocket, backpack or purse. So much information is now stored on the internet and… read more QR Codes – Creating Instant Access to Amazing Resources and Information on the Web

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April 2020

Making a Portable Scan and Read Station for Seeing AI and KNFB Reader Apps for the iPhone

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rivier University, Sylvia Trotter Hall, Room 230, 420 South Main Street
Nashua, NH 03060 United States
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Portable Scan & Read Station

Going to restaurants and meetings in which inaccessible documents are handed out can be very frustrating for someone who experiences a vision impairment.  With the free Seeing AI app by Microsoft, individuals who experience vision impairments can quickly read a menu or document that has just been handed to them. Orientating a phone and the document can be difficult for individuals with limited vision.  Participants will make a hands-free portable scan and read device that can be used with a… read more Making a Portable Scan and Read Station for Seeing AI and KNFB Reader Apps for the iPhone

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Making a Hands Free Magnifier Holder

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Keene Recreation Center, 312 Washington Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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Hands Free Magnifier

Holding a magnifier to read medications, the newspaper, mail, photos and other objects can be exhausting and difficult for many individuals.  During this workshop, participants will make a hands-free magnify holders for tablets and smartphones.  This workshop will also demonstrate how to use the magnifying features that are “built-in” on the iPhone and iPad. In addition, participants will be encouraged to make more than one device to give to other individuals who need these solutions. Our Adaptive Low Tech DIY… read more Making a Hands Free Magnifier Holder

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May 2020

Workshop: Incorporating Electronic Travel Aids into Orientation and Mobility Instruction

May 22 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Future In Sight, 25 Walker Street
Concord, NH 03301 United States
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$195
O & M Workshop for Electronic Mobility Aids

  Increasingly, wearable technologies, tablets and apps, and a range of sensors and devices are informing the future of vision impairment and orientation & mobility practices.  Sensors, artificial intelligence, vision systems, and sophisticated algorithms are embedded in wearable product and mobiles phones and tablets to complement navigation needs of children, adults, and some seniors. Our workshop will explore a range of emerging technologies and their application and how these technologies are reshaping and informing Orientation & Mobility Specialists’ work in helping… read more Workshop: Incorporating Electronic Travel Aids into Orientation and Mobility Instruction

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