Category Archives: Lighting, brightness, contrast, magnification

Horsing around

Oh, how we look forward to the product announcements that come out this day each year. First up: the Pad-Dock, which enhances the iPhone with a touch-screen magnifier so that it has the same large display as an iPad. Hmm… … Continue reading

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A wonderous bird is the Pelikon

The Pelikon MorphPad can light up different sections of a mobile device’s keyboard based on the active function–just the numbers for telephony, just the control keys for a game. Should be useful for people with low vision, as well as … Continue reading

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Largesse

Intel has come up with a pretty cool wireless capability. Hook a small box up to a TV, press a button on your laptop, and voila: a large computer display. This has terrific implications for accommodating students with low vision … Continue reading

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Pitching a tint

Forthcoming: touch screens for big and small technologies that can be ordered in one of 13 tinted colors. The stated rationale is to “match the body of a given device with its touch screen,” but we have bigger aspirations: Different … Continue reading

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Take a gawk on the wild side

iPhone apps with intentional or serendipitous accessibility implications are probably multiplying faster than we could hope to keep up with. But we have to note Lou Zoom, which makes text in the iPhone address book larger and adds some neat … Continue reading

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Tray that takes the cake

Musical cake trays are nothing new. But the Musical Cake Tray brings the concept into the 21st century by adding LED lights so you get an enhanced visual guide for slicing perfect wedges. Tray bien! OhGizmo: Musical Cake Tray With … Continue reading

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