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What is Switch Access on Android?

What is Switch Access on Android?

For people with quadriplegia from Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Cerebral Palsy (CP), Muscular Dystrophy (MD) and other mobility impairments, using a smartphone or tablet with a touchscreen can be impossible. However, as mobile...

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How Individuals with Speech Impairments Can Use Alexa

How Individuals with Speech Impairments Can Use Alexa

Amazon Alexa is a powerful tool that has made us more efficient at gathering information and performing daily tasks. With thousands of integrations with third-party services, Alexa really is like a personal assistant sitting in the room that can do your...

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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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What’s the Best Cellphone for Quadriplegics? Here’s our Take.

What’s the Best Cellphone for Quadriplegics? Here’s our Take.

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But first, a little history...

Before Tecla existed, as a person with limited upper-body mobility, your options for accessing a smartphone were slim. The only solution available was to attach a switch to an adapted Bluetooth headset. With this setup, you could pick up a call or dial pre-programmed numbers.

In 2007 when the iPhone came out, many people with limited mobility attempted to use it, but the only ways to access the screen were by using a mouthstick with a stylus or by using a typing splint. This wasn’t ideal and, frankly, difficult to manage.

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