Assistive Technology

Learn some tips and tricks on how to stay secure in our ever more tech reliant world.
Information on how students with visual impairments can become actively involved on the Paths to Technology website.
Many Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists (COMS) have been incorporating audio IOS games into O&M lessons.
There are many resources out there for visually impaired/blind people. Here are just a few that I enjoy, and work for me.
A review of the iPhone SE
Introduction to Paths to Technology, a website for educators, families and students with visual impairments and blindness.
In this post, you will learn how students can access math materials digitally on a Windows computer using the NVDA screen reader.
On Monday, March 21st, Apple had their spring event which was entitled “Let Us Loop You In.” At this event, they did just that with the introduction of new Apple Watch bands. In this post, I will...
Exercising the right to vote using accessible voting machines for people who are blind, visually impaired or with other disabilities
You will use an assortment of the tools and materials described in the book and on video clips to fabricate 8 assistive technology solutions.
You are in the market for a new phone, tablet, or computer, but which one do you get? Do you get the new one with all of the latest features, or do you get the old one and save yourself a few hundred...
For a huge majority of Americans, Internet access is not that difficult to obtain.
High School student with low vision demonstrates using Tinkercad.
A blind high school student's three favorite apps: Google Drive, JAWS and Adobe DC.
Information about earbuds and bone conducting headphones for students with visual impairments.
Listening activity for students with low vision.
For those of you who don’t know, MWC (Mobile World Congress) took place last week in Barcelona. At this event, many companies showed off products from phones, VR, and much more. In this post, I want...
Review of the Color App for Chrome Books.
Information about a screen reader extension for Google Chrome.
Tips on using interactive stories on an iPad to teach children who are blind or visually impaired to use VoiceOver and Refreshable Braille Displays
A TVI shares her experiences on starting a four year old on an iPad with a refreshable braille display.
Tips and guidelines on using an iPad as part of a Functional Vision Assessment / Learning Media Assessment (FVA/LMA) with children with visual impairments
A systematic and effective approach on how to teach VoiceOver on the iPad to students with visual impairments and blindness (VIB).
Introducing chord commands to Layla, a preschooler using an iPad paired with a refreshable braille display.
Ideas on how to motivate a student with visual impairments and blindness to use a Bluetooth keyboard commands.
(Excerpts from Introduction to iPad Accessibility Features for Blind and Low Vision Students manual and from the iPad Accessibility Settings manual © 2014 SAS Institute Inc. Cary, NC USA written by...
High school student with low vision discusses his favorite iOS apps.
The internet has been swarming with rumors from various technology companies about future product releases. The most recent from 9to5Mac states that Apple has looked at Tuesday, March 15h for their...
In this entry, I want to cover with you my top favorite features in iOS. Now iOS is Apple’s mobile operating system, so don’t confuse this with Android, an operating system created by Google, and OSX...
This tutorial explores how to best use technology in the classroom to meet the needs of students with visual impairments or blindness.
Recently, Apple released the betas of iOS 9.3 as well as OSX, TvOS, and WatchOS. I’ve gotten to try out iOS 9.3 and WatchOS2.2, and with both updates, great features, and functionality come to each...
I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year! As we begin 2016, let’s talk about all the products we can expect from the Cupertino based company. This post will consist of a bunch of...
As 2015 draws to a close, I want to cover everything Apple has done this past year. I will give you my positive and negative opinions on all of the products and services that they introduced this...
A list of accessible science apps for iPads.
This past Thursday, during Target’s Black Friday sale, I had the opportunity to pick up the Apple Watch Sport for $350 plus a $100 Target gift card. In this post, I am going to give you my first...
Want to pay with your iPhone? Try the new Apple Pay!
Which is better, iOS or Android. In this post I am going to outline the benefits of both of these operating systems, but keep in mind that these are my honest opinions. I have used both Android and...
Oh no! Your charger broke! What do you do? You could by a new one, use one that’s lying around, or request a new one from a warranty provider. Instead of going with a third party service, I choose to...
In this webcast, Ed Summers and Diane Brauner discuss the work they have been doing with teachers regarding iPad accessibility.
The tutorial explores listening as a learning strategy for students with print disabilities, including sensory, cognitive, and physical impairment.
Yesterday, I had the opportunity to see the new movie, Steve Jobs, starring Michael Fassbender. After reading books about Steve, including his biography by Isaac Watkinson, I had an idea of his...
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When I was 9, I started looking to technology to help me with my schooling. I have had the opportunity to work with an array of products from Samsung, HP, and Apple. Being able to take advantage of...
This webinar will cover the concept of "Listening" in an educational context, specifically in the development of literacy skills.
Siu shares a range of tips related to building a community of practice, identifying resources in the field and staying calm in the face of technology issues.
Explore emerging technologies for the digital classroom, including image and video description, as well as multimodal data displays.
This tutorial suggests activities, applications, and teaching strategies for using technology to teach leisure and recreation skills.
In this webcast Yue-Ting discusses the challenges and critical thinking needed to evaluate new technologies while making decisions based on student needs.
This presentation focuses on the Recreation and Leisure area of the Expanded Core Curriculum through the use of common technology and assistive devices.

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