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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 […]

Gift Giving Guide for Kids with Special Needs

By Glenda Hampton Anderson, Education/Assistive Technology Consultant. As stated by Cari Jean, “It’s no secret that kids love toys. They see a new one on a television advertisement and tell their parents, “I want that!” If kids had their way, they would have every toy imaginable. Toys can be a great way for kids to […]

An Icon-based watch – The Octopus by Joy

Octopus is the first icon-based watch that teaches kids good habits and the concept of time. Octopus by Joy It’s a watch. It gives the time with icons, making it the first clock that young kids can actually read and understand. It helps children conceptually link time to events. It’s a scheduler for children, which […]

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 […]

Dyslexia and Accommodations – New ADA Guidelines 2016 for School and Work

The US Department of Justice just released final regulations regarding the implementation of the American for Disabilities Act. “These rules clarify and refine issues that have arisen over the past 20 years and contain new and updated requirements.”  The regulations should be shared with ALL schools and workplaces when requesting accommodations.  These clarifications are much […]

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 […]

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. […]

College Resources for Students with Disabilities; Affordable Colleges, Grants & Scholarships.

With more adaptive technologies and progressive legislature, prospective college students with disabilities have many resources available to make the transition to higher education less stressful. Affordable Colleges Online has just updated their College Resources for Students with Disabilities guidebook. You can see the guide here: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/resources-for-students-with-disabilities/ They have created a complementary guide to scholarships and […]

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 […]