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Readtopia is Live!

By Don Johnston It has been a long time coming, and a work of deep passion for students with autism and complex needs. When you see it, you will see this passion, and it will become apparent that this is something special in our work to transform education for individuals with disabilities.   What is […]

Readtopia™ Coming Soon!

Don Johnston, Inc. will be releasing Readtopia and make learning to read an experience! Readtopia™ is a comprehensive reading curriculum for middle and high school students with autism and other complex needs. It brings first-hand experiential learning into the classroom—teaching students standards-aligned social studies, ELA, and science content. For many, reading is not a natural […]

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.

The National Cristina Foundation & Creating IT Futures Foundation Launch Online Computer Resource Guide

Supported by the Creating IT Futures Foundation, the National Cristina Foundation launched an online computer resource guide to make computers more accessible to military veterans. The guide is available as a content widget for potential partner websites as well. “Nearly every job touches on some aspect of technology, and we want to make technology as […]

Free Webinars from Don Johnston!

Co:Writer Universal … With Speech Recognition! Co:Writer Universal uses grammar- and vocabulary-smart word prediction to help students write better across devices (Chromebooks, iPads, and Mac/Windows desktops). And now built-in speech recognition adds an entirely new way students can get their ideas out! Wednesday, February 10, 2016; 12:00pm – 12:30pm Central How uPAR Data is Leading to […]

AT in Development

As you might have guessed by now, I’m a little obsessed with assistive technology products in development. Just can’t wait to see what comes along next! AT is evolving quickly and it seems that every day something new comes on the market. Here are a few of the most interesting products that will be on […]

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….

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. […]

Free Online Course: The Swipe Generation: Best Practices with Mobile Technology for Young Children

The course will be moderated by Beth Poss from October 20, 2015 – November 6, 2015. This three week course will cover mobile technology tools for children from birth to 8 years old. Beth Poss is a Center on Technology and Disability faculty member and the course is designed to give early childhood educators and parents […]

All New browsealoud from Texthelp – Improving Digital Access for All

Leading digital inclusion software browsealoud, from assistive technology experts Texthelp, today unveils a smart new, more user-friendly look with enhanced functionality. The all new browsealoud makes websites more accessible to all and empowers digital users to browse websites independently. Browsealoud, offering read aloud content and translation to web-users with print and language difficulties, sets the […]