A Special Phone is a cell phone screen reader and a voice output dialing program for cell phone designed for use by individuals who are blind, have low vision or have cognitive or memory disabilities. This application (or app) provides audio and tactile (through vibration) feedback to ensure that the user calls the correct person. The program allows a person to establish up to six contacts who can be speed dialed. To establish a contact, the user (or an assistant) selects a person or organizatio
The COMMUNICATOR BASIC is a voice input dialer program designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. This program offers complete voice-activated telephone dialing, including the ability to dial a phone call by speaking the name of the individual to be contacted or by speaking the digits to be dialed. This system requires a computer on which the voice dialing software can be installed and to which the base station for the wireless hea
The COMMUNICATOR COMPLETE is a voice input dialer program designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. This program offers the ability to dial a wireless headset by speaking the name of the individual to be contacted or by speaking the digits to be dialed. It also offers the ability to use voice commands to pick up call waiting, access multiple lines, control volume and mute functions, redial, and more. This system includes all hardw
Eyes-Free Shell is an audible screen navigation, voice output dialing and screen reader program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This application (or app) turns an Android device into an eyes-free communication device and provides one-touch access to applications and mini-apps built into Eyes-Free Shell. The user interacts with the touch screen to check status information, launch applications, and direct dial or message a contact. The main screen has seven widget
The FotoDialer is an automatic dialer designed for use by individuals with cognitive or memory disabilities, visual disabilities, or fine motor disabilities. This device enables users to dial an analog telephone without using the standard keypad. The FotoDialer has six plastic pages, each of holds 24 pictures of people, places, or symbols that illustrate the person or organization that a phone number contacts. The user presses the button adjacent to a picture to dial the corresponding telephone
Speakerphone with automatic memory dialer. Transmitter can answer automatically, enable user to answer manually, or call emergency number from anywhere in room. Accessories: smoke detector which will activate emergency call, battery and charger. Transmitter operates on one 9 volt battery. See separate entries for lever switch, pneumatic switch.
iHear Dialer is a cell phone screen reader and a voice output dialing program for cell phone designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The application (or app) for an iPhone allows the user to dial a phone number without looking at the keypad. When the user moves a finger around the keypad, iHear Dialer will say each number as the finger touches it. The user lifts the finger after the number is read aloud to select if that is the number for dialing then browses to the nex
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Device to allow a person with limited hand function to use a six button office telephone. Describes device made of 1/4 inch acrylic; it provides a 5 1/2 inch lever that slides along a rod above the buttons, and allows the buttons to be pushed with much less strength than pushing them directly. A headset is used to eliminate the need for the handset. Includes photograph. COMMENTS: Shop drawing available from: Northwest University Rehabilitation Engineer
Phone-Link is a communicator accessory designed for use by individuals with communication or speech disabilities. This device can be used to connect a keyboard communicator or other communicator to a telephone, including digital phones, office phones, cordless phones, and princess phones. It can also be used to connect a phone to a recording device or computer.
The Possum Sero! Remote Control Phone with Built-In-AAC is designed for use by individuals with speech and communication disabilities to communicate crucial messages over the telephone. The Sero is a hands-free infrared telephone which provides 50 user-recordable phrases (each 60 seconds long) that allows people with partial or no voice to communicate pre-set messages over the telephone. It also features Secure Spoken Identity (SSI) that uses caller ID services to speak the name of the person c
Siri is a voice input program for people with visual, cognitive or fine motor disabilities or physical disabilities that prevent use of the touch screen or buttons on an Apple iPhone 4S. Siri permits the user to speak commands or questions into the iPhone’s built-in microphone, and the software will perform the task or provide the information requested. Siri can be used to send text message, enter events in the calendar, create reminders, place telephone calls, write and send email, check weathe
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a mobile communications concept for individuals with disabilities and the elderly that allows users to have access to 24 hour support at the push of a button. Talk is a mobile communication device worn as a pendant around the neck. It can be customized to call up to three designated numbers. To call one of the designated numbers, the user rotates the faceplate of the device into the position of the person they want to contact and pushes
Talking Dialer is a cell phone screen reader and a voice output dialing program for a cell phone designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The application (or app) for an Android smartphone allows the user to dial a phone number without looking at the keypad. The user starts at 5 and slides his finger in the direction of the number he or she wants. For example, the user can go up and to the left for 1, or down and to the right for 9. The user presses the “Dial” button to
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Enables people with visual sequencing, tracking, or memory problems to make a telephone call independently. Dialing aid is constructed of one spiral bound pad of 3 by 5 inch cards, 7 marking pens that are different colors that include green and red and transparent tape. A digit is printed on each card in desired sequence using a different color for each digit. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly. AUTHOR: Ores, L; Parent, L TITLE: Telephone Call Aid for Problems
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Three telephone dialing aids for those with limited use of their hands. Illustrates three variations on a telephone dialer: 1) A marble or any 5/8 inch ball glued to a short piece of 1/4 inch tubing which is glued into a hole drilled in a size 2 file handle; 2) A 5/16 inch rivet glued into a hole drilled into the end of a size 2 file handle; 3) A pen or narrow dowel glued to a hole drilled in a 5/8 inch wooden ball. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. Assemb
Telephone Keypad Enlarger, model ## 2350, is raised face plate designed to enlarge numbers and letters on a telephone for individuals with low vision. This keypad enlarger fits over standard touch tone telephone keypads, including simple multi-line phones. GUARANTEE: Stock items carry a 30 day guarantee.
Giant push button telephone adapter has white numbers on black background. Attaches with adhesive pads to most touch phones. Plastic.
Touchables is a large button dialing aid designed to fit over the buttons of an existing touch tone phone to assist individuals with low vision or poor manual dexterity. This telephone keypad accessory has large keys with large-type letters and numbers. The unit fits directly over a standard model phones, and is secured to the phone with double-sided tape. COLOR: White numbers on black keys.
Vlingo Virtual Assistant is a voice input program designed for use by individuals with upper extremity, vision, or learning disabilities or spinal cord injury. This voice recognition software application (app) enables hands-free operation of an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android phone, BlackBerry phone, or Symbian phone. The user speaks to the device through InCar or types a command through the ActionBar and the program will perform the task. The program can be used to send text messages, s
The Vocalize! Wheelchair Cell Phone Voice Control System is a voice activated cell phone dialer with voice output cell phone caller identification designed for use by individuals with spinal cord injury or fine motor, upper extremity, or severe physical disabilities. The system mounts on a wheelchair and communicates wirelessly with a Bluetooth cell phone (not included). The user can call contacts, answer calls, and hang up with voice commands. The system provides natural voice prompts, and inte
The Vocally Infinity Voice Activated Dialer is a voice activated telephone dialer designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision, severe physical disabilities, or spinal cord injury. This hardware accessory connects to a telephone and phone line. For up to 40 names entered into its directory, it dials the number when the name of the person to be called is spoken. This model also enables the user to dial to any number, simply by saying the digits to dial, digit by digit. When th
VoiceAnnounce Communicator for Skype is a voice output caller identification and voice input program designed for use to make the SKYPE Internet Telephone service accessible to individuals with physical or visual disabilities. When a Skype call comes in, this software application announces the caller’s name or telephone number over the computer’s speakers, cordless headset, or handset. The user can record custom announcements associated with their Skype contacts, or let the software’s built-in t
The VoiceBT Switch Adapted Bluetooth Cell Voice Dialer is a voice activated telephone dialer designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities or amputation, neurological disabilities, or cerebral palsy (CP). This unit enables the user to call, answer, or hang up with an adaptive switch. The user activates the switch then says the name of the person to call. The unit communicates wirelessly with any Bluetooth cell phone or service provider. OPTIONS: Dual pushbutton feathertouch a