Ability Connect is a free application of alternative communication for mobile devices promoted and developed by the University of Alicante with the support of the Vodafone Spain Foundation as part of its collaboration on innovation in accessible technologies for the integration of students with disabilities.
Ability Connect allows real-time communication of various devices through Bluetooth strong> without the need of a connection to the internet - although it can also be used via Wi-Fi or Data m & oacute; viles- and that has advanced features of visualization of content to adapt to the needs of various groups of people with disabilities; as people with auditory deficit, low vision or dyslexia.
There are two operating modes:
In this accessible text editor we can create texts or paste them from other applications, benefiting from the options of contrast configuration and font size and that allows us to archive our documents to modify them a posteriori or consult them with different types of adapted reading.
At any time we can share our texts with other applications or send them by E-mail or Whats'App to our friends.
While a classmate takes notes with Ability Connect on their device of what happens in the classroom or what is written on the board, a person with disabilities can consult them on their device in real time as well as file, modify and consult it later.
While a person enters into Ability Connect what is happening in the room, users can connect to this session with their device and receive on their device what is happening. The session can be projected on a screen or similar so that the public can consult it.
An interpreter or translator introduces the text in the language understood by the assistants in real time in Ability Connect. Or on the contrary, users connect through Ability Connect and select the language in which they wish to receive the content.