Author Archives: Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, AdEd, OTR/L, ATP, CATIS

About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, AdEd, OTR/L, 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 and work environments. A RESNA Assistive Technology Practitioner with ACVREP CATIS credentials, servicing adults and students with disabilities in employment, education and home environments. Currently a graduate student in the University of Alabama Birmingham Low Vision Certification Program.

Avaz Reader Helps Children With Dyslexia Read At Their Own Pace — Assistive Technology Blog

MDA Avaz Reader, built in association with the Madras Dyslexia Association, is an app that helps and encourages children with Dyslexia to read independently by offering various features and techniques, and a clean, distraction free interface. A user can either … Continue reading

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WeWalk Is A White Cane Accessory That Changes How Blind People Navigate — Assistive Technology Blog

A new startup, WeWalk, which recently graduated from the Microsoft for Startups program, is making waves in the assistive technology world. WeWalk has invented a product by the same name that attaches to a regular white cane that not only … Continue reading

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Is the Dumb Phone the Smart Choice? — Low Vision Tech

The Low Vision Tech website shares recent information regarding phone choices for individual with low vision. I greatly appreciate Steven Kelley’s shared information from hispresentation at a recent AER conference and his detailed information and resources an experienced point of view. Check out … Continue reading

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Occupational Therapy & Assistive Technology for Persons with Diabetes and Visual Impairment

November is National Diabetes Month  Providing Occupational Therapy and Assistive Technology for Persons with Diabetes and Visual Impairment November is National Diabetes Month, and for OT’s providing services to adults and children, diabetic care may be part of your therapy … Continue reading

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Alexa, “What am I Holding?” – Amazon Show and Tell Feature

Alexa’s skills as offered in the Amazon Show or Echo devices continue to expand offering more and more including universal design services for the general public and individuals with disabilities. A recent email sharing “What’s New with Alexa?” featured the … Continue reading

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12 Favorite PC Shortkeys — Ask a Tech Teacher

Keyboard shortcuts are a fast and efficient way to get things done on your computer. Most of us are visual learners and use our mouse for these tasks but once you learn these shortcuts, they can help you get things … Continue reading

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Assistive Technology for Kids who Experienced Trauma — Michigan Assistive Technology (AT) Program Blog

By Aimee Sterk, LMSW, MATP Staff I’m working on a trauma certificate and recently attended a symposium on Somatic Experience therapy for children who have experienced trauma. The presenter, Maggie Kline, LMFT, explained that for young children (birth to 18 … Continue reading

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