Tech Toolbox™

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Thanks to the The Assistive Technology Daily blog for offers the latest tech resources for individuals with disability. One of their recent posts features The Arc’s Tech Toolbox™ , an online resource to find, share, rate and review technology for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD). This is a welcome addition to other online technology websites or apps dedicated to searching the myriad of apps or software available to support the specific needs of an individual! Searching for the right  app is overwhelming due to magnitude of numbers of apps on each platform!

The search format  of the Tech Toolbox™ is easy to use with multiple advanced search features specific to the needs for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Here an image of the basic search features which provides additional options in each of the drop down boxes:

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Results of the search provide a rating, description, cost and identifies if it is from a website, software or hardware.  Results features “More”I like the features of newest to oldest, providing a method to keep up with recently created software that have emerged  on the market and reviewed.Arc Tech toolbox result pic2

Not only are apps, but software and devices featured in the Tech Toolbox. Users can add additional  reviews as well as offer a device, software/app or hardware for review.

This new Tech Toolkit is a welcome addition to the other technology search tools available on the web! Share your expertise with apps, software, websites or devices that support individuals with intellectual disabilities with Arc’s Tech Toolkit to aid others decision-making for assistive tools!

H/T to The Assistive Technology Daily for their curation of great AT tools!

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Carol –

About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, OTR/L, SCLV, ATP, CATIS

OTR/L with more than 35 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 20 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary, post secondary students and work environments for adult clients. A RESNA Assistive Technology Practitioner with ACVREP CATIS credentials, AOTA Specialty Certification in Low Vision, USC Davis Executive Certificate in Home Modifications, servicing adults and students with disabilities in employment, education, and home environments. A 2020 graduate of the University of Alabama Birmingham Low Vision Certification Program.
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