WOW! New Feature on PATINS TV!
This year, once a month PATINS will be featuring a vendor on PATINS TV!
August’s vendor is EYE can see, Inc. This Tuesday on PATINS TV Greg Blackman of EYE can see, Inc will be visiting with PATINS’ own Central Regional Coordinator, Jeff Bond. “The mission of EYE Can See is to provide services, products & support for individuals with low-vision or blindness that assist them in their daily lives.” They have recently moved to 6311 Westfield Blvd (Suite 103-A) in the Broad Ripple area of Indianapolis and have a great Demo Center there where customers can try out their products and see how they work! They also have a Web Shop at http://eyecansee.lowvision.com/ . Rumor has it that Greg will be demonstrating a couple of great pieces of assistive technology:
Retail: $895.00 + Shipping
August Promo: $795.00; Waive Shipping Charges
Optelec ClearView+ Speech 24″ CCTV
Retail: $3,695.00 + Shipping
August Promo: $3,295.00; Waive Shipping Charges
Tune in Tuesday, August 20th at 11:45 am ET to see it live!
This episode will also be close-captioned and archived on the PATINS website for later viewing.
…Speaking of Closed-Captioning, did you see this headline from NPR’s All Tech Considered?
New Closed-Captioning Glasses Help Deaf Go Out To The Movies
The article states, “By the end of this month (May, 2013), Regal Cinemas plans to have distributed closed-captioning glasses to 6,000 screens across the country.
Sony Entertainment Access Glasses are sort of like 3-D glasses, but for captioning. The captions are projected onto the glasses and appear to float about 10 feet in front of the user. They also come with audio tracks that describe the action on the screen for blind people, or they can boost the audio levels of the movie for those who are hard of hearing.”
Follow this link http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2013/05/12/183218751/new-closed-captioning-glasses-help-deaf-go-out-to-the-movies to read the entire article.
App of the week!
It’s Free! The verbs are demonstrated by their actions. Great for many ages and as an ESL tool. What more can I say?