Sunday, December 30, 2012

Top 10 Posts of 2012


Here are the top 10 posts on the Assistive Technology Blog as rated by number of views. Thanks to everyone who read the blog. Please check back in the new year for more cool posts.
  1. iOS 5 Tips: Use Assistive Touch to Replace a Broken Home Button, Lock Button or Volume Button
  2. What is Assistive Touch?
  3. What does iPhone 5 and iOS 5 Mean for Assistive Technology?
  4. Read PDF Files Aloud with vBooks PDF Voice Reader
  5. iPhone 4S Accessibility Features
  6. iOS 5 Tip: Look Up Any Word
  7. Android Becomes More Accessible With 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  8. Assistive Touch Improvements in iOS 6
  9. The Kindle Fire Is Not Accessible
  10. Prizmo: Fast, Accurate, Full Featured OCR App for iPhone Review
What was your favorite post of 2012 let us know in the comments.

Favorite Assistive Technology Apps & Products of 2012


As 2012 comes to a close I decided to make a run down of my favorite assistive technology apps and products that I have been using this year. This list is in no particular order.

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PaperPort Notes App Adds OCR Functionality



Nuance's PaperPort Notes app for iPad received a major update. The highlight of the update is the ability to take a picture of text to add the text to your notes. The Optical Charactor Recongition (OCR) feature is slower than other competing apps but is accurate. The improved cameras on the newest iPads allow OCR to work well. To learn about the other features of the free PaperPort Notes app click here. Click here to download the app.

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Google Play Books Adds Read Aloud Feature


Google Play Books is the Google's ebookstore and companion reader apps. The Android reader app was recently updated to include a text-to-speech read aloud feature. Click here to download the free app for Android. The text-to-speech voice is a little above average but gets the job done. The read aloud feature works with most books in the Google Play store. If you have an Android device be sure to check this app out.

Click read more below to view screenshots of Google Play Books.