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EziSmart: Making the smartphone easy and accessible for all

Written for Paths to Technology by Richard Chan Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter says: “The mobile phone is the hyperlink of humanity.” While the majority of people take the smart phone for granted,...
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Test-approved Graphing Calculator App

The next generation of graphing calculator - the Desmos app - is available at no cost! This app, which is accessible for users who are blind and visually impaired, is backed by Pearson and is...
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Text Relay for Deaf Blind Users

Students are taught what to do in case of an emergency.  Preschoolers and kindergarten students learn their address and phone number.  They also learn about fire safety and how to call 911 for help...
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335 Navigator App: Android music and audio app

Listen to over 10,000 on-line radio stations as well as media using the 335 Navigator App.  This free app is designed specifically for users who are visually impaired or blind and is fully accessible...

Amazon Echo Dot Review

Last month, a new device joined my technology collection, and has quickly become one of my new favorites. I don't have to worry about making it accessible, because it is perfect right out of the box...

PowerPoint Lesson Plan for Elementary Students

Students are learning to create PowerPoint (or the Apple equivalent, Keynote presentations) in early elementary school.  Here are some simple PowerPoint themes to help you and your students get...
KNFB Reader: an accessible OCR app.

KNFB Instructional Videos

KNFB Reader is a mobile app that reads print aloud.  Designed specifically for users who are visually impaired or blind, KNFB Reader is accessible and easy to use.  KNFB Reader enables visually...
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Nearby Explorer: GPS app

Nearby Explorer is a full featured iOS and Android GPS app designed by APH for users who are blind.  Instead of just providing directions, it describes the environment in ways comparable to reading...

All About Bookshare

Welcome to Print Disability Week, where I will be posting once a day about ways to receive services for a print disability, with a webinar on Thursday in collaboration with AIM-VA, an accessible...
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WebSonora App: Android App

The WebSonora app is designed to enable users to easily search the Internet using voice commands and a simplified interface.  Once the app is opened, simply tap the screen and say the topic.  The app...
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Vicks SmartTemp Thermometer App Review

Do you want to take your temperature or someone else temperature - but you are not able to visually read the thermometer?  Check out BlindMomLife's video review of Vicks Smart Temp Thermometer.  The...

How Android Accessibility Has Evolved

Over the past few years Android has evolved quite a lot. Back when Google TalkBack first came out to compete with Apple's voiceover screen reader, voiceover screen reader was much better. However, in...

Teacher Created Quizzes: Socrative

No matter what technology your students are using in the classroom, here is an easy tool to create your own accessible digital quizzes, questions and polls.  Socrative is a free app (with the option...
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5 Top Apps for People with Limited Mobility

Do you work with a student who is visually impaired and in a wheelchair?  Here are five must-have apps recommended for people who use a wheelchair followed by some O&M considerations. 5 Apps...

Make Any Android Smartphone Accessible for $8

I have been an avid android user since I got my first smartphone almost seven years ago. While I love exploring new apps, there are some things that I just don’t like messing with, and those are the...

Blind People Reading Print They Can’t See? There’s an App for That!

This was originally posted on the Blind With Vision Blog. I am a legally blind individual with an eye condition called Bardet Biedl Syndrome and have difficulty reading printed materials. Typically,...
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Instapaper: read articles off line

Does your student have homework reading assignments that require him/her to access an online article and your student does not have Internet at home?  No Internet - no problem!  The Instapaper app is...
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How to set up an Android tablet for the visually impaired

Learn how to make an Android's home screen more accessible for a user with low vision by making the icons bigger and how to change the background color scheme.  In this quick video, Timon Rosso...

Bookshare’s Go Read App for Android Makes Accessible Reading Easier Than Ever

Bookshare, the online accessible library that is free for all U.S. students with a qualifying print disability such as blindness, low vision, a physical disability or a learning disability, just...
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Interactive Nursery Rhyme Activities: iOS and Android App for Students with Low Vision

Nursery rhymes are an important part of early childhood development -  interactive nursery rhymes with activities are even better!  Young children are motivated to learn through these engaging, songs...

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