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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 […]

SETDA Announces Partnership with New Cohort of Nine Startups Focused on Serving K-12 Education Needs

June 10, 2015 (Washington, D.C.) – The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), the principal membership association representing U.S. state and territorial educational technology leaders, announced today its third annual cohort of Emerging Private Sector Partners. These nine SETDA Emerging Private Sector Partners will debut at the upcoming Emerging Technologies Forum on June 26 in […]

Closing The Gap – NEW for 2015

Administrators Participate FREE! With assistive technology products, strategies and mandates ever-changing, it is a challenge (yet imperative) to stay current and to have everyone – staff, administration and parents – on board. Collaboration and collaborative decision-making in all phases of assistive technology service design and delivery become key. In an effort to encourage collaboration, Closing […]

New Musical Instrument for Eyegaze & a Free Webinar!

ii-Music is a new musical instrument for eyegaze, designed to be played with your eyes.  It operates using cursor position and “dwell to click” meaning that you can use it with almost any cursor control-based system, including head-trackers. No need to read music or

Freedom Scientific Releases a 90-day License of JAWS® for Windows

(St.   Petersburg, FL – December 15, 2014) – Freedom Scientific today announced the release of a 90-day license of JAWS® for Windows Professional, the world’s most popular Windows screen reader. The 90-day license represents a great opportunity for companies who wish to test the accessibility of

Best Special Needs App for Chistmas from AppyMall

AppyMall is a great online app community for kids apps. Their site is full of app reviews, lists of free apps (like free apps for autism) and so much more. The following is their list of “Best Special Needs App for Chistmas”. “There is an ocean of Christmas apps to choose from, but when you are […]

New YouTube Channel by The Assistive Technology Center.

The AssistiveTechnologyCenter has created a YouTube channel to gather videos of students actually using, and talking about AT. They’re organized by

Top 15 Reasons to Attend ATIA 2015:

ATIA 2015, held January 27 – 31, 2015, in Orlando, Florida, is the largest international conference showcasing excellence in assistive technology. The 2015 conference marks our 15th anniversary! To celebrate, we’ve compiled the top 15 reasons to attend ATIA 2015. Many of these reasons were developed using social media posts from past attendees.

Upgrading to iOS 8?

Check out these resources for details on the benefits, the bugs, and the pros & cons! Ablenet:  iOS 8 Upgrade Checklist &More:  http://www.ablenetinc.com/Assistive-Technology/iPad-iPhone-and-iPod-Accessories-Apps/iOS8/LiveTabId/56200 MacStories.net: Looking at Accessibility in iOS 8; http://www.macstories.net/stories/looking-at-accessibility-in-ios-8/ c/net: Refinements make iOS better, killer new features wait in the wings: http://www.cnet.com/products/apple-ios-8/ Applevis: The Accessibility Bugs in iOS 8: From Serious To Minor  http://www.applevis.com/blog/advocacy-apple-braille-ios-news/accessibility-bugs-ios-8-serious-minor

ConnSENSE Featured Resource…

FCTD, a project of Family Health International (FHI360), in partnership with American Institutes for Research (AIR) and PACERCenter, has announce the launch of the Center on Technology and Disability (CTD). The new project is funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Program and will provide, through its online institute: ·       A […]