This is exactly what it sounds like, magnets to close your shoes instead of Velcro or ties. Zubits Magnetic Closures come in various sizes and strengths depending on foot size and type of activity. These seem like something that would be useful to many people with disabilities. There are some Zubit knockoffs as indicated by various internet reviews so make sure you try actual Zubits.
DisabilityVoice is looking for someone with a disability to test out a product. This person must either write an article for a review or answer questions and someone at DisabilityVoice will write the article. The reviewer will receive a product and after they have used it for a couple weeks they will be able to keep the device. This device is called the screen stick joystick for smart devices. If you think you might be able to use this device, please Email me on at DisabilityVoice.Tim@gmail.com . The reviewer must have a smart phone or tablet to review this product.
Watch me talking about speech dictation or speech recognition on the tech show the screen savers. Voice technology is archaic on smart phones compared to that on a laptop or Desktop computer. I start talking about 16 minutes into this video.
Publication: TWiT Netcast Network Date: 11-14-2015
This is Timothy Carey creator of DisabilityVoice.
I’m going to be on a TV show called the new screen savers asking a question about the inadequacy of voice typing technology in smart phones compared to computers. I’m so excited I get to talk to their host. Almost as great as when I met John Glenn. Saturday, November 14, 5:00 PM live online. https://twit.tv/live
The question that I emailed the show is as follows,
“My name is Timothy Carey.
I have a disability and have had to use voice dictation since 1989 near when it first came out.
I currently use voice recognition built into windows. I can correct words and errors hands free. It has a feature called mouse grid where you can tell it where you want your mouse pointer and then click or double click. The program Dragon has the same features. I have an android phone. If I say a word and it’s wrong, I have to ask someone else to hit delete or change it. And there is no way to navigate by voice. So it really limits my use of my smart phone compared to my computer. The Dragon for smart phones doesn’t have these useful features either even though the program for computer does. Is there reason they might leave these features off smart phones? Do you know of any solutions that might help me, like an app?”
Right now ACAT uses webcam-based face recognition for user control, but Intel says developers can augment it with custom inputs. As is, it still works pretty well: I installed it on a Windows tablet for a quick test run and was able to type simple words by flexing my face muscles in the same manner as Professor Hawking –
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