Pace - IT Adaptive Tech Reviews
Monday, April 24, 2006
  Better Living Through Technology Website

This is a great website from an Assistive Technologist in the UK, Charlie Danger. Yes, that's his name. His site has a lot of neat features just in its structure and accessibility, while still being visually pleasing. It is also well organized and growing, while categorizing disability subjects under: Physical, Visual, Cognitive, and Dyslexia. He also blogs some items in the news on his homepage.
Better Living Through Technology
  Cykey Microwriting Keyboard-PDA or PC
There are so many adaptive keyboards on the market but this one is very interesting, flexible and, may I say, charming. This little wireless, one-handed keyboard for either hand uses infrared to an IR receiver on a laptop or desktop computer, but it can also use the IR receiver on a Palm unit directly. It costs between $100-$150. The batteries last for six to nine months of use.
There is a video online that shows the usage of the keyboard.
Cykey Keyboard
  Online Videos about Accessibility

The University of Washington DO-IT Center has a collection of over 25 videos online that cover a number of interesting topics. They are now available online in streaming video format with open captioning and descriptive audio.
One video that was applicable to PACE-IT was:
Access To The Future: Preparing Students with Disabilities for Careers

DO-IT Streaming Video Presentations with Support Publications
Friday, April 21, 2006
  Google Voice Interface Patent
Nuance engineers, who likely worked on Dragon Naturally Speaking, are involved in this project for voice activated mobile phone based searches.
Technology Review: Emerging Technologies and their Impact
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
  Free Skype Management Software
This product might be more friendly for screen reader software.

Pamela for Skype - Basic Version free download. Pamela is your own Skype certified personal assistant for Skype offering answering machine, auto chat reply and many other features
  Blind Access for Skype
This UK evaluation of the Skype internet phone service is very informative. It evaluates the compatibility with JAWS and other products and lists some limitations.
Access IT
  How to create Audiobooks for your iPod
This is an easy tutorial on converting your audiobook file into the correct format so you can put it in the iPod Audiobook folder and then have some speed control and bookmarking available. It should be easier than this but it isn't.
Ipod Audiobooks
PACE IT--Preparing Avenues for Competitive Employment in Information Technology (& Related Fields)

Technology evaluations for PACE-IT
What are the best products on the market to help you maximize your education and work experience? This blog will identify some of the strengths and weaknesses of various hardware and software items and combinations. If you have experience with some products mentioned, or questions, then please comment.

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