Low Vision Apps

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There are a number of handy apps out there for those with low vision.  Clarix, a leading provider of magnification systems, has created three new apps and all are free (always the best part!)  Visit their website http://www.clarixusa.com/index.php/products/apps or the iTunes store for more information.  Just remember that iDevices have small megapixel capabilities so the magnification resolution will never quite as sharp as we’d like, but the apps are great.

iCam is a low vision magnifier and reader for your iPhone or iPad. It features 5 high-contrast false color modes, as well as black and white, and color.  iCam can magnify printed text and includes an optional light feature for use in dimly lit rooms.  iCam uses OCR technology to convert printed text to speech, as well.  It takes a picture and then converts it to spoken text.  It uses state of the art OCR technology.  Features include: variable magnification levels, contrast enhancement, pinch zoom magnification, 4 inverse color choices,  full-color and black/white mode options.

Voice IT will read your text messages, incoming calls, voice mail alerts, eMail, etc.  Advanced settings allow you to choose a ringtone alert and repeat what is being read.  For privacy, a discreet mode is available when using headphones.

    

Need to find something on your phone and quickly launch it?  No need to fumble to find a website, contact, song, or app.  Use Find IT.  Start typing and Find IT will show you what you commonly used.  Find anything on your phone quickly and easily.  It remembers your favorite items and search history.  Featuring large type.

  

LARGE Timer is a simple countdown timer for those with low vision.  It has a very simple interface and a large display.  Use it for any timed event or as an alarm.

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Janice Reese

Janice Reese

Director of the AT Center at LTVEC
Assistive Technology Professional
Occupational Therapist

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My name is Janice Reese and I LOVE assistive technology! I worked as an Occupational Therapist for more than 15 years, earned a Master’s degree in Education Technology, and I’m RESNA certified as an Assistive Technology Profession (ATP).  I have worked in the school system for many years now and I love using technology to enhance the lives of children with disabilities. Since my first love is teaching, I’ve spent just as much time training wonderful teachers everywhere to use these tools in their classrooms.  AT4Kids, llc was founded in 2008 in an effort to provide quality instruction and resources for teachers, therapists, student users and parents who wanted to know more about using AT.

I currently serve as Director of the Center for Assistive Technology, a state-supported program of the Little TN Valley Educational Cooperative.  LTVEC is a non-profit agency whose goal is to provide rehabilitation services and accessibility supports for students with special needs in east Tennessee.  My AT4Kids blog is designed to be as a one-stop resource for ideas and information for those wanting to learn more about the use of AT with children in the special education setting.

I hope to offer helpful hints, program and product reviews, AT recommendations, links to great new finds on the web, and lists of resources for “all things AT”.

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