SA varsity develops tech to detect hearing disability

The University of Pretoria has developed low-cost technology that helps in diagnosing hearing disability.

The technology, called hearScreen, is a patented smartphone application that provides a mobile health solution for early detection of hearing loss and links patients to required health services. The software can turn any smartphone into an audiometer to test people’s hearing. Continue reading SA varsity develops tech to detect hearing disability

QRead, Accessible EBook Reader for windows

QRead is a fairly new program release by Q, or Christopher Toth. Yes, it’s the same dude who was involved with Qwitter, the accessible twitter client for those of us on the Windows Operating system.

So, what does QRead do?

It allows the opening of pdf, epub, docx, txt and protected as well as unprotected Bookshare content in a fast and rather afficient manner.

To find out more, check out the podcast below.

Further down, there are links for downloading a demo and to the web site of the application.


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