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

About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, AdEd, OTR/L, ATP

OTR/L with 30 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 15 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary and post secondary students. Experience with adults with disabilities in employment and work transition.

Perkin’s E-Learning – Choosing the Appropriate Video Magnifier

In the school system, selection of video magnifiers are typically reserved to the Teachers of the Visually Impaired. Their expertise on the needs of the student,  core curriculum and expanded core curriculum tasks make them best suited to select the AT … Continue reading

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End-of-Year Maintenance: 19 Steps To A Speedier Computer — Ask a Tech Teacher

Great maintenance tips for the end of the year! Add to you end of the year resolutions! This week, I’m sharing three holiday activities that will get your computers, technology, and social media ready for the new year. Here’s what … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget to Back Up!! How to Back Up Apps and Files (and a Little about a Flash Drive for iPad) — Tech it Issie

Tech it Issie provides great “How to” instructions for backing up apps and files on your iPad. Read on for their helpful instructions… Many people have come to us with questions following accidental erasure of communication boards from their iPad … Continue reading

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Seeing AI App – Update Offers New Recognition Tools

The Seeing AI iOS app (free) developed by Microsoft brought a variety of object recognition tools to mobile devices. The first version offered text and object recognition via text to speech. Although not perfect, the Seeing AI app provides remarkable accuracy … Continue reading

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SafeTracks GPS – Personal GPS Tracking Devices — The Assistive Technology Daily

  TRiLOC GPS Monitoring Safetracks offers a reliable GPS Personal Monitoring Device which is ideal for communicating and locating those with living with Alzheimer’s/Dementia, Autism, those suffering from PTSD, Lone Workers and other high-risk applications. Key Features: SOS button Fall … Continue reading

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CDC Milestone Tracker App and Developmental Milestone Resources for Parents

The Center for Disease Control collects and provides statistic on many health and medical conditions. Over the past year or more, professional information I have read consistently cited an increase in the incidence of developmental disabilities. In a recent CDC … Continue reading

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OrCam My Reader and My Eyes for Text, Facial and Product Recognition

  Advances in optical character recognition (OCR),  object recognition, artificial intelligence and computer vision has resulted in remarkable, new products to aid individuals with visual impairments. One such new device, the OrCam, provides a variety of features allowing OCR and … Continue reading

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