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Learning Numeric Keypad Layout: Activities

What do calculators, extended keyboards, bank machines, adding machines, checkout at registers, door locks, and phone have in common? Numpads! (Also known as...
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Virtual Instruction: O&M

Educators are being asked to prepare lesson plans for virtual instruction due to the Coronavirus threat. Yesterday, entire states have been proactive and have...
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Turtles on the Town: An O&M Scavenger Hunt

In my O&M lessons, as my students can attest, I usually try to cram in as many different skills as I can in order to maximize our time together. This...
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How I Use My Phone for Orientation and Mobility

Over the weekend, an image went viral of a woman holding a blindness cane and using a phone at the same time. Many people assumed that the woman was faking her...
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Be My Eyes App Review

During my senior year of high school, I was researching assistive technology apps and found a Be My Eyes review. I was interested in the concept of having a...
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Transit App Tutorial: Part 1

Editor's Note: This video was created by Penny Stevenson and is posted on Paths to Technology with permission. Transit is a public transport app that works...
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Lazarillo: A Free Accessible GPS App for the Blind and Visually Impaired

I have a coworker whose favorite saying is “if it’s for free it’s for me”. Everyone likes a freebie, but when it’s a particularly useful freebie, it just feels...
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Google Maps: Bus and Train Stations

Smart phones are used for navigation purposes by everyone, including people who are visually impaired. Google Maps has some interesting bus and train transit...
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Google Maps Offline

As an O&M, it would be a dream for all of our community traveling students and clients to have a smartphone with an unlimited data plan.  In reality, many...
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Aware App Review: Indoor Wayfinding app

The Aware App by Sensible Innovations provided a demonstration at the 2017 ADA Symposium in Colorado.  Using iBeacons to relay the information to the user's...
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Aware App: Indoor Navigation App

The Aware App is designed to help visually impaired users to explore and travel indoor surroundings independently.  The Aware app, which runs on either iOS or...
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Moovit: An Accessible Transit App for iOS and Android

Moovit app is a transit app for iOS and Android phones. One unique feature of this app is that Moovit will announce your stop three stops before your desired...
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O&M Live Binders: Resources

Chris Tabb has put together an incredible online O&M resource using LiveBinders.  LiveBinder is your digital 3-ringer binder on the web!  It can be used to...
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Moovit: Your Local Transit iOS App

Moovit is a top local transit app available in more than 800 cities; Moovit adds a new city every 24 hours!  Moovit provides information about public transit...
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Microsoft Demonstrates Seeing AI App

Microsoft uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) in a research project to help people with visual impairments and blindness to better understand who and what is...
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Haptic Footwear for Enhancing Independent Travel from Lechal

Everyone has heard about smart phones and smart watches; but, are you familiar with smart shoes?  An Indian company called Ducere Technologies PVT has created...
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Ride Sharing Apps: Uber and Lyft

Need a ride?  Use your smart phone to find a ride in minutes.  With a simple tap of a button, a nearby community driver will pick you up! For basic information...