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About assistivetechno

Bruce Darby - Assistive Technology Advisor at the University of Edinburgh

Assault and battery

We’ve all experienced the frustration of watching our battery percentage drop on long journeys. It’s an anxiety obsession as bad as disconnection fever so this week I’m rounding up a couple of battery stories (all gleaned from my iftt.com recipe … Continue reading

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New iPhone costs $10,000

A brand new iPhone has surfaced on eBay selling for a cool $10,000 (that’s £6385.70 to you) on eBay. OK so it’s a 1st generation but it is in it’s box unwrapped and ready to go. Unfortunately you can’t bid … Continue reading

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If this then that

At the ATANET conference a few people asked me if I had any new apps or cloud based wizardry to share. Somehow this caused my mind to go blank and I couldn’t think of anything. To keep my reputation as … Continue reading

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New toys

It’s been a few hours now since I’ve got my hands on the iPad and Toshiba AT200. Both very easy to set up by synching the iPad with my old iPad profile and the Toshiba with my Google account. No … Continue reading

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JAWS 13 released

That’s not the film of course but refers to the latest release of JAWS the screen reader from Freedom Scientific. It has a brilliant new feature they are calling ‘Convenient OCR’ or Optical Character Recognition. This allows the software to … Continue reading

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“We built buttons that find the fingers” – tablet Braille keyboard

“Instead of having fingers that find the buttons, we built buttons that find the fingers,” said Stanford’s Sohan Dharmaraja – a researcher on an intense summer course at the Army High Performance Computing Research Center. A truly fantastic and innovative … Continue reading

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Beta Beta Beta – the Geek Fraternity

I think you can actually get shot, burnt at the stake or imprisoned for life for even daring to mention Apple, Beta and iOS in the public domain. So I’ll try and not mention anything that’s not already mentioned here … Continue reading

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