UbiDuo 2

The UbiDuo 2 is a ground breaking technological device with real-time text to speech capabilities. The UbiDuo 2 allows anyone who may be deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened and hearing people to break the frustration of communication barriers, as well as promoting communication equality. UbiDuo 2 users can feel empowered to share their thoughts and emotions seamlessly in real-time text and hear each other just as in a normal conversation. The unique patented hinge technology holds the two halves securely in place for easy transportation, and its 8-hour battery life ensures that you will not be stranded in the middle of those important conversations. The UbiDuo 2 connects each half with a built-in proprietary networking protocol that has a range of up to 300 feet so you can be in a different room and still have a conversation. The wireless system does not depend on Wi-Fi or the internet, so you can still use the device each even if these are not available.UbiDuo2 device

Disability Services at CUNY

The video below, title Disability Services at CUNY, has been produced through the efforts of Ashleigh Thompson, University Dean for Education, Central Office of Academic Affairs, with funding from the IT Accessibility Task Force Strategic Technology Initiative (STI).

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Be My Eyes!!!

guy holding phone covering his face and a pair of eyes on the back of the phone as his eyes.

Be My Eyes is a free mobile app designed to bring sight to the blind and visually impaired with the help of sighted volunteers from around the world. Whenever you need visual assistance, the app lets you call a helper. A helper will explain what you are seeing through a live video connection. Volunteers are friendly citizens who want to lend their eyes as they go about their daily lives. Today, there are over 1 million sighted helpers part of the Be My Eyes community who are ready and willing to assist you. Be My Eyes stresses that you can and should feel free to make calls as frequently as you wish without ever disturbing anyone. In fact, Be My Eyes has many eager volunteers who are still waiting to receive their first help request.

Be My Eyes is proud to announce that due to the size of their amazing volunteer network and sophisticated technology, you can now request assistance in your native language all day. They also managed to significantly reduce the time that it takes to connect to a helper; most of their calls are now answered within 60 seconds. So whether you need support distinguishing between household products, reading instructions, or help with technical difficulties, Be My Eyes volunteers are here for you. Be My Eyes is harnessing the power of technology and human generosity to help you lead a more enjoyable and independent life. Be My Eyes is free download in the app store. Compatible with iPhone (iOS 10.0 or later), iPad, iPod touch, and Android 4.4 and up.