Assistive Technology

Here is an idea to help streamline your progress monitoring paperwork!
How to read handwriting and handwritten notes using technology.

There are two sessions in this module that will focus on assistive technology can be used to increase the academic and functional abilities of students

Aeden learns how to turn speech on and off and, he learns about titles.
This article, orbit Reader Part 5, will focus on translating files created on the Orbit into print.
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This initial installment in the series lays the groundwork for teaching your student to increase their auditory reading speed.
Interested in coding?
How Microsoft Immersive reader revolutionizes reading for people with print disabilities.
Learn more about the concept of Blind Coding Academies.
How to use the free Hopscotch Coding App to learn programming concepts and promote STEM education.
New gem packs available for Blindfold Color Crush Game!
Using the SoloLearn app to learn programming skills and stand out when applying for jobs. Great for college students!
Here are two tips for making iOS voiceover work a little better for you if you pair your device with a braille display or a keyboard.
This mainstream coding app is accessible!
Why and how I use the Free software in my programming classes as a low vision student.
How and why to participate in Hour of Code with assistive technology, from a vision impaired college student studying it.
As a blind professional working in the sighted world, I have learned that reading speed makes the difference between success and failure.
This third grade student created a digital book about her dog.
Educational technology is a powerful tool but cannot by itself promote learning and increase student achievement; AT does level the playing field
WebbIE is a free text-only web browser for the visually impaired. WebbIE browses web pages, searches the web, allows for filling in forms, ecommerce, etc.
This post describes the "More Trucks HD" app, which the author has used successfully with students of varying ages and developmental levels.
Here is a fully accessible periodic table with links to more information.
How to write Alt Text and image descriptions for your instagram posts. Great for business and personal accounts.
Ballyland Code is an accessible app that teaches beginning coding concepts for young children!
In honor of my 300th blog post and my website's 2nd birthday, here are ways to incorporate assertive technology with limited funding.
This article will focus on editing basics of selecting, cutting, and copying text.
Learning kindergarten sight words in large print and braille using teacher-created ePub books.
Help your student learn social skills!
The Scanjig document stand is a great way to foster independence within the classroom.
Learn more about how you can add audio descriptions to your videos!
A resource is shared that outlines the software and steps needed to produce Nemeth Code quickly on the computer
A quick list of the most common file formats, what they are used for, and example use cases.
Teach your student how to create line charts that show the stock price of a company over time.
Read accessible digital line charts using a special type of line chart called a stock chart which displays the price of a company's stock price over time.
Teach your student how to create and share a simple accessible digital bar chart using the Digital Transitions Fall Leaves activity.
Teach your students how to read bar charts using examples that compare planets in our solar system.
A recap of Grace Hopper 2018 and what I took away from the conference.
This third installment will focus primarily on reading files loaded onto the SD card for the Orbit Reader 20.
This accessible app gives your student the opportunity to make choices!
Check out this list of keyboard commands that are absolutely essential for students and TVIs.
Aeden's initial lesson plans including introduction to the joystick on the refreshable braille display!
Touring the 9/11 memorial and Museum with Virtual Reality and Audio Description
A tech savvy high school student with a vision impairment is leading the way!
Ten free technology accommodations for low vision students on Windows computers.
How to identify problems with inaccessible documents and fix them with ease.
These accessible books have predictable text and image descriptions - perfect for emerging readers!
This is an accompaniment to my previous post on creating Halloween games in PowerPoint, a general description of creating presentations using keyboard shortcuts.
A short description of the process used to create a simple Halloween game in PowerPoint, the audio features make this process and product accessible and enjoyable for students.
Trick or Treat! Ten DIY inexpensive Halloween costumes for blindness cane users that incorporate the cane.