Introducing the Oracle Inquiries. We were inspired by Batwoman turned Oracle from our previous blog post about superheroes who KICK BUTT from their wheelchair so we decided to begin a new Blog Series based off of the inquiries our support...
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This holiday season, we invite you to join Tecla and Ontario March of Dimes Canada in sharing the gift of accessibility. For every $175 USD we raise, we will match you, dollar for dollar, and donate a Tecla to someone who hasn't yet benefitted from accessing mobile technology.
Tecla has over 2,000 users all around the world who are unable to use touch screens, but who've really mastered their smart devices – all by using their assistive switches.
Based on their feedback, here are the apps we’d recommend for anyone who’s quadriplegic and using a smart device like a tablet or smartphone.
Apple’s operating system for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch was recently updated, and with this update comes some interesting new features. Two of the most relevant new features for accessibility are 3D Touch and Hey Siri. 3D Touch introduces a new way to interact with the screen by measuring the amount of physical force applied to the touchscreen. And Hey Siri allows voice command without having to press an actual hardware button, a feature that was previously only available while the device was plugged in.
Alongside these new features, improvements have been made to the existing array of touch-based accessibility features, including Switch Control, AssistiveTouch and a new feature called Touch Accommodations.
These new updates are especially relevant to current Tecla users and those with Apple devices who are wondering if Tecla is right for them.
People with spinal cord injuries, MS, ALS and other mobility impairments may find it difficult or impossible to handle physical books. While tablets and e-readers can be used by some, touchscreen devices are not always an option for people with reduced hand functionality. The Tecla Shield allows these users to control their smartphones and tablets with any movement that's already within their range of physical mobility so that they can independently control their iPad or iPhone.
We are often asked how Tecla users can use their Tecla-enabled device to read using one or two switches, so we've laid out our recommendations here.