Category Archives: From dream to reality

Ch-ch-ch charges

Power cords, power cords — will we ever be free of your kinky, retentive ways?  The bane of portable electronics — especially for people with impaired dexterity or strength — has been the need to insert chargers into wall outlets, … Continue reading

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Layared look

Layar is billed as the first commercially viable augmented reality service.  For Android devices, aim your camera at any location or object that’s been indexed — a fort, a bar, a train station — and information pops onto the screen, … Continue reading

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Waiting for Go!

For many years, we’ve been able to show clients adjustable keyboards, and compact keyboards, but a model that was both adjustable and compact turned out to be the Fermat’s Last Theorem of keyboard design. No more; Goldtouch–which has long made … Continue reading

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Hey, goods looker

We’ve been talking for a while about how people with visual or cognitive disabilities could use mobile phone cameras to identify or interpret objects.  Now it’s here, or near.  iVisit can either call up a service to describe an object … Continue reading

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