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Makey Makey: STEM activities and lesson plans

Exciting STEM activities are embedded into elementary classrooms. Classroom kits, such as robotic kits, Arduinos and Makey Makey are introducing young students to STEM concepts. These hands-on kits...

Graphing with Microsoft Excel and JAWS

Graphing with Microsoft Excel and JAWS video.To move around the graph, you have two options. You could either click on the graph with your mouse. You could also do ctrl + G, alt + s, and alt +b....
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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...
Mac and iPad tutorials.

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...
Comparing Mac computers.

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...

Research from MAP Growth Assessments: MAP Series #3

  In the fall of 2016, NWEA publicly released their accessible version of the MAP growth assessments. Discussions with educators initially focused on the accessibility piece of taking the MAP growth...
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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...

App Accessibility Checklist

About a month ago, my friend recommended me an application to download on my phone. I wasn't sure if they had thought about this, but there are many apps, even popular ones, that are inaccessible to...

iOS 11 Review

On June 5th, Apple hosted their annual World Wide Developer Conference where they unveiled the latest iterations of macOS, tvOS, watchOS, and iOS. In this post, I want to cover some of the biggest...

Blindfold Tic Tac Toe: Digital Math Grid Game

Creative educational apps help students learn core concepts. Blindfold 3D Tic Tac Toe was created specifically to provide students with visual impairments and blindnesss an opportunity to practice...

Teaching echolocation skills: O&M activities

Pixar's popular movie, Finding Dory, has lovable characters that include Destiny, a whale shark who has a visual impairment and Bailey, a beluga whale who thinks that there is something wrong with...
Court ruling in favor of accessible website.

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...

10 Staff Members to Meet in College

Before I even started at my university, I had already talked to almost three dozen faculty and staff members on the phone and in person to ensure that I would not have any disruptions in receiving my...

Too High-Functioning

The teacher is passing out the classwork for the day, and there is a noticeable lack of large print or colored paper at the bottom of the pile. As it comes time to give classwork to my section, the...

Accessible Digital Writing Journals: Google Slides

Journal writing is an activity that encourages students to become confident writers by giving students the opportunity to practice writing in safe environment without recrimination. Journaling...
iOS 11and MmacOS 10.13 beta accessibility features.

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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