Assistive Technology

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.
A review of Apple's announcements from their spring conference.
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.

A 2016 guide for shopping for Apple products.
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.
Takeaways from the Mobile World Congress Conference in Barcelona.
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
Excerpts from Introduction to iPad Accessibility Features for Blind and Low Vision Students manual and from the iPad Accessibility Settings manual.
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.
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).
High school student with low vision discusses his favorite iOS apps.
Rumors and anticipated products from Apple.
Some of the best accessibility features from iOS.

This tutorial explores how to best use technology in the classroom to meet the needs of students with visual impairments or blindness.

A review of iOS 9.3 update.
What to expect from Apple in 2016.
Apple: 2015 in review
A list of accessible science apps for iPads.
A review of the Apple Watch.
Want to pay with your iPhone? Try the new Apple Pay!
The pros and cons of Apple vs. Android products.
A walk through of Apple Care policies.

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.

A review of the movie Steve Jobs.
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A piece on different types of technology used throughout school.

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 issue

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.

This tutorial provides strategies involved in conducting an assessment as well as in choosing the right assistive technology tool for the learner.

Welcoming Students made up of 4 modules, each containing a lecture, video segments, readings, and assigned activities to enhance and apply your learning.

This self-paced is made up of 6 modules, each containing a lecture, video segments, readings, and assigned activities to enhance and apply your learning.

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