Panasonic KX-TGM450 Phone

Do You Hear Me Now? An Amplified Phone For A Landline

There are so many excellent amplified phones for landlines made these days, but I want to mention one of these phones that I especially like.  The Panasonic KX-TGM450S cordless phone has great amplification (50 dB) but I found these other attributes that really make this phone special. Loud 112 dB ringer Talking caller ID Good…
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“Ask My Buddy,” A Friend In Time Of Need

For those of you with an Amazon Echo, Google Home, or Microsoft Cortana device, there is a new application that can help you in time of need. The application is called Ask My Buddy.  It is an alert system using only your voice.  It can be used to contact your close friends or family members when…
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Seeing AI: EYE Like It!

Microsoft just came out with a new app for iOS products: the Seeing AI application.  This app debuted in July and already has created quite the buzz among people who are visually impaired or blind.  The app was designed in part by software engineer Saqib Shaikh who is blind.  Because of his impairment, Saqib knew…
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Coolest Thing Ever! A Fully Inclusive Amusement Park And Splash Park

A favorite summer activity for young and old is going to an amusement or water park.  But for someone with a disability, these parks are only partially accessible.  Gordon Hartman, whose daughter has special needs, recognized the limitations of parks and decided to design a place for everyone to enjoy.  His daughter Morgan was the inspiration for…
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Color My World

I distinctly remember the point in the book The Giver when I realized that this seemingly Utopian society had lost the ability to see color.  I kept wondering what that would be like and how different everything would be to me. For those who are colorblind or have a Color Vision Deficiency (CVD), the world may look…
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