Tech Ideas

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Introduction to 7 common Adaptive Switches

Tecla shares information about 7 types of switches that can be used to control tech devices.
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Checklist: How to make your iOS app more accessible

Here is a great resource for developers who want to include accessibility in their iOS app.
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iOS 11.4 software update

AirPlay 2, messages in the Cloud, ClassKit framework and more
Image of TMAP - black tactile lines indicating streets and a circle indicating the location of the original address.

TMAP: Tactile Maps Automated Production

Low cost on-demand tactile street maps.
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iOS 12: Contactless Interaction

Potentially use your phone to unlock doors and as a virtual transit card.
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Windows 10 Alt+Tab, Sets and Fluent Design Updates

Microsoft announced these new features which will improve productivity.
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Assistive Technology Skills & Products Survey

We need more data and guidelines about AT for our students with visual impairments! Please take a few minutes to complete this survey!
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Office Lens: Convert Print to Digital Materials (video)

Office Lens is a free scanner/OCR app that works with Microsoft applications.
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Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition

Kid-friendly content on the Echo Dot Kids Edition!
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Accessibility Staff Training

Training resources for employers; also beneficial for training university staff!
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Automatic Image Descriptions on iOS

How to turn on and add personal descriptions of photos/images using VoiceOver.
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Pinterest Accessibility

Use Pinterest to find creative educational ideas and activities for students who are visually impaired and blind.
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Excel Mini-Courses in 4 minutes: Budget

Quick and easy computer lessons for kids grades 4+ on how to create Excel budget and charts.
Photo: Overhead view of a student creating a graph on a computer.

10 Awesome and Surprising Ways You can Use Google Docs in the Classroom

Learn how to use Google Docs in your classroom to make elearning interesting of your students and teacher life a lot easier!
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iOS and Switch Control: Tapio

Learn more about using switch controls with iOS devices!
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Windows 10 Spring Creators Update and Freedom Scientific

What you need to know about the version of Windows!
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Technology Review from CSUN

Here is an overview of the 2018 developments in braille technology.
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A New Twist on Applying Voice Assistants

Using voice assistants (Alexa or Google Home) to keep connected.
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Have app idea? Share with Blindfold Games!

We need accessible educational apps - here i your opportunity to make it happen!
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PowerPoint and Screen Readers

Step-by-step directions on how to use a screen reader to create PowerPoint Presentations.

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