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Technology for Inclusion

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Accessible Innovation in Assistive Technology

KinesicMouse UI

KinesicMouse

The KinesicMouse allows to control a computer hands free using head rotation & facial expressions. It detects more than 50 signals from the face which can be used to simulate mouse, keyboard an...

Assistive Technology

The BuzzClip

The BuzzClip

iMerciv caters to the orientation and mobility needs of those living with vision loss through new wearable assistive technology. We strive to empower those living with blindness or partial sight.

Assistive Technology

AMI-player available on AMI.ca

AMI-player

AMI-player is an accessible media player for broadcast content with captioning, transcripts and embedded description.

Media & Entertainment
Web
Assistive Technology

Image of books on a tablet equipped with headphones

Daisy Online Delivery Protocol Version 2

The DAISY Online Delivery Protocol is a web service Application Programming Interface (API) that facilitates the delivery of accessible digital content from service providers to end users, used glo...

Education
Assistive Technology

A more efficient alternative for blind access to touchscreen keyboard

BrailleEasy

The app helps those who are visually impaired type quickly on touch-screen devices, a process that can otherwise be very cumbersome and slow (with Voice Over and double tap).

Assistive Technology

Infographic demonstrating the use of symbols

Tawasol

Tawasol is a free and open symbol dictionary in Arabic and English. It supports those with communication and literacy needs by providing the graphic resources upon which new tools can be built.

Education
Assistive Technology

A photo taken during Maker Faire European Edition in Rome, 2015

"+me" transitional wearable to motivate autistic children to interact socially

“+me” is a soft interactive wearable to facilitate social interaction and support the development of social skills of children with autism.

Healthcare
Education
Assistive Technology

Adapt your phone to your sight!

Claria Zoom

Claria Zoom is an Android app enabling partially sighted people (AMD, Glaucoma..) and elderly to stay connected to their loved ones through an easy-to-read interface on their phone/tablet.

Assistive Technology

Mimix the sign language translator

Mimix the sign language translator

Mimix is a technology that helps deaf and hard of hearing communicate with hearing people by translating speech into sign language and text to speech.

Assistive Technology

Sunu Band - Ultrasonic wearable to heighten perception

Sunu

Sunu Band is a wearable device that combines proximity sensing along with haptic feedback by which the visually impaired can better sense objects in their path and navigate successfully.

Assistive Technology

:prose - Swipe to speak. The world

Smartstones® :prose™

:prose is the world's first gesture-to-speech AAC app, allowing users with communication challenges to speak aloud and send custom messages remotely using only simple touch gestures.

Healthcare
Education
Assistive Technology

Autism Discovery Tool Screenshot (iPad)

Autism Discovery Tool

The Autism Discovery Tool aims to improve sensory environments for people on the spectrum by empowering people in home, school, and community settings to better understand and communicate about ASD.

Healthcare
Education
Assistive Technology

Young girl who is blind uses Ballyland to acquire keyboarding skills

Sonokids® Ballyland™

Ballyland is Inclusive Design software specifically designed to improve digital skills in young children who are blind or have low vision, for equal opportunities.

Education
Assistive Technology

HandyBook e-reader APP

HandyBook Dyslexia Reading APP

HandyBook is an e-reader APP that once easily installed on any android tablet or phones will allow dyslexics or those who struggle to read to focus on words easily with their individual settings.

Education
Assistive Technology

AUSION Perspective View

AUSION Mobility Aid for the Visually Impaired

AUSION is an innovative electronic mobility aid for the visually impaired. Based on echolocation, AUSION enables people with severe visual disabilities to move around obstacles with ease & confidence.

Assistive Technology
Made in India

Carrom Board for the Disabled

Carrom Board for the Age old Persons and Differently Abled

The basic design and structure is similar to the general carom Board available in the market. We have added and manipulated the designs in the Board that comforts people with disabilities to play game...

Assistive Technology
Made in India

globe of the world taken from nvaccess

AudioScreen an add-on for NVDA

The audio screen add-on is a utility that enables the blind to sense graphics while using the NVDA screen reader

Assistive Technology

Notetalker app and edit in the classroom

Notetalker

Notetalker is a complete solution in the lecture or class for notetaking for students and adults with a specific learning disability

Assistive Technology

TABACCESS - BLUETOOTH SWITCH INTERFACE ENABLES WIRELESS ACCESS TO IPAD AND

TabAccess

TabAccess is a new bluetooth switch interface that enables interaction with Android and iPad tablets through connection of multiple accessible devices such as sip/puff, button or grasp switches

Healthcare
Assistive Technology

Logo of GARI, the online database for accessible mobile phones, tablets and apps

Global Accessibility Reporting Initiative (GARI)

GARI provides information on over 110 accessibility features in mobile phones & tablets and helps consumers identify accessible devices at www.gari.info.

Assistive Technology

AQuA - App Quality Alliance:  Accessibility Testing Criteria

AQuA Accessibility Testing Criteria

AQuA Accessibility Testing Criteria is for mobile app developers to check the accessibility of an app for users with limitations of vision, hearing, speech, dexteritity or cognition.

Assistive Technology

Kuluk - Gesture / Shake Based App

Kuluk

Kuluk is an Android App which allows users to make a calls to a specific numbers or send a message to assigned number(s) with a 'Shake' gesture action helping the blind, elderly and women users.

Assistive Technology

Moto G1 mobile screen showing Talking ATM Locator app

Talking ATM India Locator Mobile app

Talking ATM Locator is a free android mobile app that provides service to search locations of Talking ATMs near you. This app allows you to filter locations by Bank name, State, PIN & Area/road.

Financial
Assistive Technology
Made in India

Mirrorable demo - mockeup image

Fightthestroke - Mirrorable

MirrorAble is an interactive platform that enables a unique at home rehab therapy, able to stimulate the plasticity of the motor system by activating the mirror neurons system.

Healthcare
Assistive Technology

S-CUBE

S-CUBE Smart Switching System

S-CUBE, Smart Switching System is a mobile based smart home automation system for the lower limb amputees, visually challenged, elderly and bed ridden patients.

Assistive Technology

The ALL ACCESSIBLE, 3 in 1 restaurant menu for the blind and other disabilities

ALL ACCESSIBLE FORMAT-3 in 1 RESTAURANT MENU

The first of its kind in India and probably the world, this innovative restaurant menu, for Bombay Blue in Mumbai comes in 3 formats, namely: 1.Large text font 2. Braille 3. Audio format

Media & Entertainment
Assistive Technology
Made in India

The Optelec Traveller HD with the screen to the farmost left position

Optelec Traveller HD

A portable Video Magnifier for visually impaired people. Unlike desktop magnifiers, the Traveller HD allows you to comfortably read wherever you go!

Assistive Technology

Ava

Ava

Ava is an app that aims to help deaf and hard of hearing people to understand and participate in group conversations in real time. Like a Siri for group conversations, the app empowers individuals to ...

Healthcare
Assistive Technology

Accessibility kit for Monza by Haba games

64oz Games

64 oz. Games is committed to making board games more accessible to blind players. They create braille accessibility kits that allow blind players to main stream board games.

Education
Students Initiatives
Assistive Technology

ZUMO Learning System

Zumo Learning System

The Zumo Learning System is an accessible e-learning system that combines educational games and a wireless smart toy to create an engaging STEM educational experience for children of all abilities

Education
Assistive Technology

Maggie portable magnifier

Maggie

A large screen portable video magnifier,ultra-light weight, small enough to put in your purse or pocket. With 4 hours of battery time,you could find yourself reading things for days without recharging...

Assistive Technology

iBuddy for Visually Challenged

iBuddy for Visually Challenged

Enabling the digital experience for visually challenged! A digital stick that can enable indoor navigation and provide assistance using emerging technologies.

Assistive Technology

Arcatron Shower and Commode Wheelchair

Arcatron SAS100 Shower and Commode Wheelchair

The Arcatron SAS100 is a unique wheelchair designed for senior citizens and individuals with limited mobility to access shower or commode in a secured and convenient manner.

Transportation
Healthcare
Assistive Technology
Made in India

The device is prone to miniaiturisation. Gives a haptic feedback.

Live Braille

Objects with absolutely no sight can travel miles alone catching metros, running up to their those with absolutely no sight can travel miles alone, catching metros, & be productive.

Assistive Technology