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Tecla Launches With Bell to Provide Customers Hands-Free Access to Mobile Technology

Tecla Launches With Bell to Provide Customers Hands-Free Access to Mobile Technology

Carolyn has access to a smartphone at all times, being able to call, text or search for the closest coffee shop using her wheelchair driving control and tecla-e. Sign up for Bell's special offer here (Canadians only).   TORONTO, Tuesday,...

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Give the Gift of Accessibility This Holiday Season!

Give the Gift of Accessibility This Holiday Season!

 

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.

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Amazing Halloween costumes for kids in wheelchairs

Amazing Halloween costumes for kids in wheelchairs

A magic dragon? The captain of a pirate's ship? A royal with their very own castle? 

Those are all costumes that Ryan and Lana Weimer, the founders of Magic Wheelchair, have created for their children who have spinal muscular atrophy,  as well as for other children around the world who require the use of wheelchairs.

 

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Q&A with Owen McGirr - Tecla user and creator of SayIt!

Q&A with Owen McGirr - Tecla user and creator of SayIt!
What's the app?

SayIt! is an iOS application that helps disabled people speak. The current version is very simple but version 1.1 will include word prediction. The word prediction algorithm is like nothing I've ever seen before. You can use abbreviated words and word prediction will predict the word you want. So, for example if the user types "abt", the word "about" will be predicted. I have used many word prediction systems over the years. I think I know what does and doesn't work.  Of course, the application is fully accessible with Switch Control. 

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Carolyn Pioro and Amber Mac take a look at new accessible tech from Bell Mobility

Carolyn Pioro and Amber Mac take a look at new accessible tech from Bell Mobility

On May 30th, 2016, Carolyn and tech expert Amber Mac woke up way earlier than usual (3:30am in Carolyn's case!) to head to Canada AM – a national morning talkshow. Their goal? To chat about Bell Mobility's new line of accessible tech, including the Tecla Shield.  

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