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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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335 miles of terrain covered in 11 days? Ian Mackay did it!

335 miles of terrain covered in 11 days? Ian Mackay did it!

Over the summer, Ian Mackay accomplished something that most people would find daunting. Starting in Port Angeles, WA, he spent 10 days traveling by wheelchair to arrive in Portland, OR. 

During that time, he raised over $11,000 and was even named "Washingtonian of the Day."

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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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