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VoiceDream Reader on Sale!

Summer is for reading - have you tried reading with your ears?  Voice Dream Reader is a popular app that reads articles, documents na dbooks out loud.  Students with print disabilities can download...
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Mac Accessibility Video Tutorials

Getting started with a new device can be challenging - especially when learning how to set up and use accessibility features.  The Hadley Institute has created a series of tutorial video clips for...
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Cars 3, accessible movie app and activities!

"Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast cars, the legendary Lightening McQueen finds himself pushed out of the sport thathe loves. Hoping to get back in the game, he turns to Cruz Ramirez, an...
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MacBook Pro vs. MacBook vs. MacBook Air

Apple does a great job of providing options to fit your needs; however, for some of us, having so many options can be overwhelming!  What is the difference between these MacBook computers?  Which...
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Unlock your Mac with the Apple Watch: accessibility feature

Typing the password to unlock your computer can be challenging for many students, especially students who have motor issues and/or are visually impaired. If you have a Mac and an Apple Watch, you can...
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Inaccessible Winn-Dixie Website Ruling

Inaccessible websites have recently been in the headlines. There are laws in place that require US federal agencies' websites must comply with Section 508 Guidelines.   However,  the law has not...
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BlindSquare Navigation App: Video

BlindSquare is a popular navigation app for users who are visually impaired and blind.  With a wide variety of features, some users feel overwhelmed the first time using BlindSquare.  Aaron Rouby...
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Sendero's iPhone GPS App Update

Sendero Press Release June 14, 2017 Thanks to continued underwriting from Guide Dogs NSW ACT Australia and a federal grant from the National Institute of Disability, Independent Living and...
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Dolphin EasyReader: iOS app

Dolphin EasyReader is a free iOS reading app with accessibility features for students with dyslexia, low vision or blindness. How does EasyReader compare to other available book apps?  EasyReader...
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iOS 11 preview of new accessibility features

During the World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple revealed a number of new accessibility features for Apple products that are anticipated to be released to the public this fall. A few...
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Let’s try these Amazon Echo’s 10 tips, tricks and features

Being a user of Amazon Echo if you haven’t tried these amazing tricks and tips then you need to do it now. Once take a glance at these tricks and tips. As we all are aware of Amazon Echo, a...
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Math and Science Apps

The Iowa School for the Blind has accumulated a list of their favorite math-related and science-related iOS apps.   Note:  These lists do not include whether the app is accessible with VoiceOver,...
Three colorful Taptilo Block Key Chains: each block has 6 pins that push in or out to create braille letters.

Taptilo Blocks: Braille Cell Key Chain

Taptilo Blocks are now publically available!  Each colorful block is a jumbo braille cell - the perfect size for little hands to hold and play with.  The pins are easily pushed in or out to create...
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iOS 11 Beta and MacOS High Sierra

Apple showcased a number of new software and technologies in the World Wide Developers Conference being held in San Jose, California on June 5-9, 2017.  During the WWDC keynote and first day's...
Dr. Jackson holding an iPad using VoiceDream Reader app with enlarged print & inverted colors for Audio-Supported Reading..

Getting Started with Audio-Supported Reading

GETTING STARTED WITH ASR Introduction Audio-Supported Reading (ASR) is a technology-based approach for accessing and working with text presented in either braille or enlarged (magnified) print....
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When Are You Yellow?

This iBook delves into the color YELLOW! Using bright colored images and sounds, the book describes Yellow as "Bright and Happy" and uses different identifiers that are yellow such as the sun,...
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Indo Jax Surf Camp

Indo Jax Surf Charities offers surfing camps with weeks designed specifically for students who have visually impairments, autism, childhood cancer, cystic fibrosis and other special needs.  The camp...
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How do YOU use Apple Products?

Apple released a series of videos showcasing how individuals with a variety of disabilities have integrated Apple devices and apps with accessibility features into their daily activities.   Teachers...
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brailleSCHOOL: Program for Parents

Learn braille like never before! So what's brailleSCHOOL you ask? brailleSCHOOL is an interactive, 10-week virtual program where parents will learn everything you need to know about braille to...
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Astronomy for the teachers and students with visual impairments

During the next three years, Yerkes Observatory is working with educators and with students who are visually impaired and blind to make astronomy more accessible.  Twenty teachers and 200 eighth -...

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