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Ability Connect, like this calls the new free application adapted to the needs of deaf people and people with low vision or dyslexia designed by José María Fernández, of the Centre of Support to the Student (FALL) of the University of Alicante, with the collaboration of the student of the Máster University developing of Software for Mobile Devices of the UA, José Carlos Alfaro, and the support of the Foundation Vodafone Spain.

With the object to provide opportunities of learning inclusivas and effective for all the alumnado, this new tool allows the communication in real time of several devices by Bluetooth, although also it can use by means of wifi or mobile data. Like this, while a volunteer takes aim in an iPad pro of what sucede in the blackboard or what says the professor or professor, the student can be still in his device the content that is entering his mate as well as file it, modify it and consult it with hindsight.

Designed for mobile devices with Operating system iOS of Apple, Ability Connect also can be used for the translation of languages and to realise subtitulado in evento.

Technical characteristics

The app has characteristics advanced of visualisation of content to adapt to the needs of several communities of people with disability. In concrete, is his way of standard visualisation, the user can configure the colour of the bottom and of the text to improve the contrast, and select the size and the type of source to increase legibilidad of the content.

On the other hand, in a more advanced option, can select a way of visualisation %u2018word to word' in which they will go appearing in the screen the text received word to word, being able to configure the speed of apparition of the same, the background colour and of the text and type of source. Besides, in any instant, the user can retreat, pausar and advance by the content manually.

The way of visualisation advanced is thought especially for people with low vision avoiding that they have to expand the interface and for people with problems of lectoescritura, as they can be people with dyslexia, to save derivative confusions of the disposal of the words in the text.

The app Ability Connect, available for his download of free form in the Apple Store, has been developed and promoted by the University of Alicante with the support of the Foundation Vodafone Spain inside his collaboration in matter of innovation in accessible technologies to improve the integration of the people with disability.

More information in means:

Agency SINC http://www.agenciasinc.es/noticias/una-app-para-alumnos-con-sordera-baja-vision-o-dislexia

Ondacero http://bit.ly/2jqfhmc

Europapress http://bit.ly/2kaec1z

Fundacion Vodafone http://bit.ly/2kprqzx