Category Archives: Apps for OT’s

Call Scotland – Android Apps for Learners with Dyslexia / Reading and Writing Difficulties

  CALL Scotland, a service of the University of Edinburgh shares information and resources on assistive technology. They produce wonderful visual app wheels of apps and tools to support individuals with disabilities. They are a quick glance of tools or apps categorized within separate subcategories in their app … Continue reading

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Fun with Math Apps — Tech it Issie

At the Beit Issie Shapiro School for Special Education, we are always looking for new ways to make the concepts and practice of math more relevant and engaging. Once a week, the occupational therapists and the teachers work together to … 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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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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Object Recognition Apps Feature Match Matrix

Object Recognition Apps It’s an exciting time as recognition apps for both print and objects advance and become more accurate and thus usable. With the evolution of object recognition along with artificial intelligence (AI), more and more object and AI apps … Continue reading

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ELI Envision A Low Vision Identification System for ADL’s or Work Place Tasks!

Identifying personal or work related materials can be a challenge for individual with low vision. I recently stumbled upon ELI Envision labeling system, an iOS and Android app using low cost special programmable labels with a mobile device that can be customized … Continue reading

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Voice Dream Reader App on Sale

Through July 4th, Voice Dream Reader app for iOS ( 6.99) and Android (4.99) is 50% off. This is a great value for this multi-function app that reads aloud documents, articles and web sites and supports a wide variety of formats. … Continue reading

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