Category: Good/best practices

ViPi project in 7th incluD-ed newsletter

Includ-ed, the European network on inclusive education and disability, featured the ViPi project this week in their 7th incluD-ed newsletter.

OpenDyslexic – Free and Open Source Dyslexia Typeface

A free-to-use font designed to help people with dyslexia is gaining favour.

A B and C from the OpenDyslexic font - designed to give 'gravity' to letters to prevent the characters rotating in readers' minds

A B and C from the OpenDyslexic font – designed to give ‘gravity’ to letters to prevent the characters rotating in readers’ minds

OpenDyslexic’s characters have been given “heavy-weighted bottoms” to prevent them from flipping and swapping around in the minds of their readers.

A recent update to the popular app Instapaper has adopted the text format as an option for its users.

The font has also been built into a word processor, an ebook reader and has been installed on school computers.

The project was created by Abelardo Gonzalez, a New Hampshire-based mobile app designer, who released his designs onto the web at the end of last year.

Source: BBC

The EVGIRASKO project is co-financed by the Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism of the Republic of Cyprus

The assistive application for smart mobile devices Alzminder is being developed, in the framework of the EVGIRASKO project of G.M EuroCy Innovations Ltd. The project EVGIRASKO is co-financed by the Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism of the Republic of Cyprus, within the framework of the Plan for Entrepreneurship Innovation. The project concerns the creation of an innovative product for the global market through the completion of the development of the Alzminder assistive mobile application, as well as the development of an Internet-based supportive Platform to facilitate the remote configuration and control of the mobile applications.

The first screen of the Evgirasko mobile app

 

The first version of the assistive application is expected to be available in the second quarter of 2014. The key features of the application are:

  • Daily Routine Support: Caregiver can record audio reminders to keep the assisted person informed and active, e.g., create activity prompts to use the application features: To Make a Call, To Hear Music, To Play a Game, To View a Photo Album, To Answer a Question
  • Music Therapy & Entertainment: Custom music starts and stops with the click of a button or a shake of the device when prompted.
  • Remember Happy Moments – Education & Training: The assisted person, can browse photos and hear a narration for each photo. This can be for educational purposes or to help people remember happy moments of the past.
  • Cognitive Improvement Exercises: Caregiver can create personalized games in the field of the interests of the assited person.
  • Social Inclusion: The assisted person can browse a contact list with pictures and make calls simply with a click on the picture or the call button under it.
  • Feeling Safe: Automatically calls emergency contacts using the speakerphone, and sends custom SMS messages to preconfigured contacts.
  • Garegiver Settings: Caregiver can login in a password protected settings area and adjust almost everything that will appear at the screen of the assisted person (Audio guidance messages, home screen button order, contacts, music and photo albums etc.).

For further information please do not hesitate to Contact us or visit the project/product Website at: http://www.evgirasko.eu .

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