Scene from Mothersbane
This week we shared the theater experience with movie reviews, documentary films, short plays, and the latest Hollywood action film Green Lantern. The Superfest Film Festival in Berkeley featured many great films about people with various disabilities. Two of the standout films were Mothersbane and Voices from El-Sayed. You can still catch 9 short plays by TBTB in New York. Movies don’t have to come from Hollywood or New York, there’s a team of cinematographic therapy dogs in a Seattle hospital.
We keep finding new mobile applications. This week we spotlighted several new resources for finding just the right app for your task.
- Cutting in line at amusement parks or fairs
Dan and Chris of Different Spokes discuss people with disabilities right to cut to the front of the line at amusement parks and fairs.
- Apps For The Blind And Visually Impaired: iPad/iPhone Apps AppList
If you are blind or visually impaired you’ve got to check out this list of ipad/iphone apps for the blind and visually impaired
- Gutenberg Audio Books
Project Gutenberg allows you to download and listen to a wide variety of books in the public domain for free.
- The Blind Film Critic: Green Lantern
What does Blind Film Critic, Tommy Edison, have to say about the new film “Green Lantern” ?
- Assistive dogs for vets
Terrific move, but why a choice? Some people will need both the dog AND the assistive technology. The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to establish a single regulation to provide assistive dogs, including both guide dogs and service dogs, to veterans.
- Pill Identifier
The Pill Finder tool by AARP lets you find out what medication is in a pill by matching the pill’s imprint and shape.
- Man regains sight after 55 years
Detached retina surgery reverses a decades old injury’s damage to his sight.
- Swedish/Edmonds Therapy Pups
The Swedish Hospital in Seattle not only has therapy dogs, they have therapy dogs with cameras that share their work with the world.
- US Department of State Releases New iPhone App for Travelers
This new iOS app from the US Government makes it easier to prepare for international travel.
- How to Give the Wisdom Whisperer a Voice
What would you do if you lost your voice minutes before you were supposed to give a presentation?
- Theater Breaking Through Barriers: An Introduction
If you’re going to be in NYC, you may want to check this out. World-premiere short plays by Bekah Brunstetter, Samuel D. Hunter, Neil LaBute, Kate Moira Ryan, Diana Son Jeff Tabnick and Emily Chadick Weiss.
- Ariadne GPS
Blind iPhone users can now explore their surroundings and more by touch using Ariadne GPS app
- Voices from El-Sayed english trailer
Watch the trailer for the film which explores a small village in Israel with a historically large deaf population.
This short film was featured at the Superfest film festival in Berkeley. Look for it at a film festival near you.
- The New mac Mini! The Mactini
Not sure if this is a real Macintosh, but it does seem to be accessible to one button computer users.
- Boston Accessibility Unconference
Join the Accessibility Unconference in Boston on Saturday, September 17 for discussions and help build a more accessible world.
- EMT ICE for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
This iPhone app lets you store your medical information in case of an emergency. Although I doubt the ambulance will look for it on your phone.
- Y! AppSpot for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store
Finding your new favorite apps just got easier! AppSpot is available now for download on AppSpot for iOS and Android
Tags: Android, Documentary Film, GPS, iOS, Theater, travel