Assistive Technology

Bookshare, an accessible on-line library for users who are visually impaired and/or print disabled, needs our support!
Encourage your student with multiple disabilities to communicate and make choices using their favorite apps!
Do you have a student with limited mobility? Adaptive Switches are learning tools that enable these students to interact with a device.
Fun ways to grab your students' attention and to practice a variety of skills. "Ready, set . . ."
Fun themes for teaching students to create PowerPoint Presentations.
Want to know the VoiceOver commands used when creating a Word document on a Mac computer running VoiceOver? Watch as this tech savvy student's video!
Here is a little-known feature that makes text selection on iOS devices quick and easy!
Looking for a fun way to teach spatial concepts to students who are blind? Try this auditory bowling game!
Find out what a TVI and her young student think about the new app that teaches students about the rotor!
In this article, I look at three web applications to try to assess how usable they might be for people with visual impairments.
Looking for a checklist of skills and IEP goals for Read2Go, the Bookshare digital library app?
Have you ever been told you cannot do something, just because you are visually impaired? YOU BELONG.
Comparison of popular search engines that are safe, appropriate and accessible for young students.
Looking for free digital books for students who are visually impaired, blind or print disabled? Check out Bookshare!
A successful college student shares her tips about how to enjoy a museum as a low vision patron.
A successful college student shares her tools and tricks on how to start the semester off right - How to Pick Housing.
Learning mainstream keyboard shortcuts flows into learning screen reader keyboard shortcuts for students with low vision.
In this article we look at the usability of the popular coding program with the VoiceOver screenreader.
College Student with low vision reviews the AmazonFresh grocery delivery service.
Use this CSI-related activity to help your students learn about self-advocacy!
Google's Project Bloks is a development platform for tangible programming, to help kids develop computational thinking through playful coding experiences.
High School transition goals and activities for the college-bound student with visual impairments and blindness.
Tips on using a smart phone's built-in camera and zoom features to access menus, signs, and other distance objects.
A successful college student shares her tools and tricks on how to start the semester off right - navigating the college campus.
A successful college student shares her tools and ticks on how to start the semester off right - creating a Disability Services File.
Students who use screen readers can quickly skim or navigate documents using Headings. Are you creating accessible Word documents with Headings?
A successful college student shares her tools and tricks on how to start the semester off right - explaining accommodations to professors.
A successful college student shares her tools and tricks on how to start the semester off right - finding accessible digital textbooks.
A successful college student shares her tools and tricks on how to start the semester off right - beginning with class scheduling.
For many students, dictation is an efficient way to input text. Here is a detailed list of dictation commands!
Over the years, Android accessibility has evolved quite a lot for blind people.
Information on how to pair Bluetooth switches to an iPad for students who have multiple disabilities.
Sign in: 8:30 am, Workshop: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Location: Howe Building - Assistive Device Center. 175 N Beacon Street, Watertown, MA 02472.
Sign in: 8:30 am, Workshop: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Location: Howe Building - Assistive Device Center. 175 N Beacon Street, Watertown, MA 02472.
Sign in: 8:30 am, Workshop: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Location: Howe Building - Assistive Device Center. 175 N Beacon Street, Watertown, MA 02472.
Review of the reading A-Z app for students who are visually impaired or blind.
Follow Layla's progression as she learns more refreshable braille display chord commands on her iPad.
A teacher of the visually impaired reviews the Scrible Toolbar with ZoomText.
A teacher of the visually impaired shares her favorite apps for students who use switches.
A college student's strategies for successfully reducing eye strain when using technology.
Instructions on how to share Notes on the iPad, iPhone and Mac computers.
A successful college student with low vision shares her favorite online library services.
Veronica is back to tell us all about her favorite portable CCTV and her ways of using it. Cross-posted at www.veroniiiica.com
There are 3 webcasts included in this training module that demonstrate the importance of Assistive Technology Assessment and Accessibility.
Five educational low vision apps recommended by Veronica, a college student.
A practical classroom review of the E-Bot Pro, a CCTV that displays directly on your iPad that is an approved tool for standardized testing!
Using tactile representations to explain iPad concepts to a first grade blind student.
Tips on how to encourage a first grade braille student to be responsible for and independent with her technology.
Blindfold Sound Search is a matching sound game that's fun for visually impaired people of all ages
iOS translation app that describes photos and reads the text within the photo.

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