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Visual and Audio Cookbooks!

Cooking is a fun and practical activity for everyone and an opportunity to not only increase independence, but also to put basic academic skills to use in a functional way. Determining what is needed, obtaining the ingredients and following directions to put it together are all important steps. It not only allows individuals to be […]

A Comprehensive Guide to AT Services by CAST

CAST has announced it’s new publication of “Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology: A Comprehensive Guide to AT Services” by CAST Professional Publishing. The book contains much of the information provided on the QIAT website in a comprehensive, concise format with everything in one place.  Other benefits are the inclusion of a research base for the

App Ed Review: Designed to support teachers in finding and using apps and websites!

App Ed Review was born when Dr. Todd Cherner was teaching a graduate-level literacy class at Coastal Carolina University. As part of that class, Todd set aside time for “app-etizers” that were mini-lessons about apps. Because the school district where the majority of his students worked provided each of them an iPad to use in […]

An Interactive Visual Framework for History!

TimeMaps specialize in map-based history timelines. The “Time-Map” concept was originally conceived to offer a visual framework for history topics. A map combined with a timeline lets users see where an event is happening, both in time and space.

New assistive technology website launched by Perkins

Byline: Alix Hackett Paths to Technology website from Perkins eLearning will help teachers, parents and students understand and use the best new technology. Assistive technology has opened up exciting new methods of learning for students who are blind. Photo Credit: Anna Miller. For teachers of the visually impaired, assistive technology has transformed the classroom, opening […]

Looking For a Great Summer Camping Experience?

If you’re thinking about a summer camp… now’s the time to find one! I’ve put together a list of a few camps and some links to more comprehensive camp lists. These camps cater to both kids and adults, some are disability specific and some are more general. Finding the right camp can be difficult but […]

The New Ablenet Resource Guide and Catalog is Here!

This is a great resource! Take a look at the latest in AbleNet assistive technology, accessible curriculum, and services for people with disabilities. Here’s a quick rundown on what’s new….

Microsoft’s smart headsets paint pictures using sound to help the blind see

by David Chambers on 28/11/2015 posted in the Daily Chronicle Dubbed Orientate and Look Ahead, the new features provide information about objects and sites in distance order as the wearer approaches them. “Placing spatially situated synthetic sounds around you – both verbal and non-verbal – it creates a 3D soundscape of the world in a […]

Perkins Holiday Gift Guide

Byline: Alix Hackett  Perkins Solutions has the perfect functional and fun presents for kids and adults who are blind or visually impaired. Want to make someone smile this holiday season? Assistive technology can be a game-changer for people who are blind or visually impaired, offering ingenious solutions in the classroom, at home or in the workplace. […]

Library of Congress Opens Assistive Technology Demonstration Center for Employees with Disabilities

The Library of Congress is testing and demonstrating new technologies that enable employees with disabilities to do their jobs in spite of difficulty seeing, hearing, typing or sitting in front of a computer for long hours.   Pictured here, Joe Slavin, a legally blind staff member, demonstrates the usefulness of screen-magnification software in the new […]