Learning Disabilities in 2020: Diagnosis, Assistive Technology, and Website Accessibility

Learning disabilities (LDs) have different names in different countries, but they all refer to a person’s problems with assimilating, processing and/or reproducing learning content in a typical manner. For the purposes of this article, we will focus on the American definition and diagnosis. According to the Learning Disabilities Association of America, a learning disability is […]

Review Of The Penpower Junior

Penpower Junior is the Chinese expert software that helps you learn Mandarin from a variety of sources including Chinese websites, newspapers, books, magazines and more. Penpower combines learning through award-winning technologies in phrase segmentation, speech recognition, text to speech software and handwriting analysis to give you the very best chances of learning and understanding Mandarin […]

Review of Ectaco C-pen Handheld Scanner Tool: 238 languages recognized!

The Ectaco C-Pen is a multilingual handheld OCR Scanner Pen that replaces fixed desktop scanners and makes your life infinitely easier. Scan over 238 languages from foreign books, documents or articles straight to your computer. Phonetic pronunciation of phrases or entire paragraphs helps you speed up your translation of simplified Chinese, Italian, Latin and many […]

Living with Parkinson’s Disease: Review of Three Assistive Tools

By Daria Costello My grandmother came to live with my family when I was in high school, a few years after my grandfather died. Shortly after that, she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, and spent the next several years dealing with increasingly incapacitating tremors, stiffness, and muscle weakness throughout her body. Though her mind remained […]

Top Six Pen Scanners to Take You From Primers to Proust

Imagine a highlighter pen that not only underscores critical information, but also captures important text and digitally transmits it to your computer instantaneously, sort of like an advanced “cut and paste” function. That tool actually exists! It’s called a digital scanner pen, and uses a technology called optical character recognition (OCR) to digitize printed text […]