Category Archives: Assistive Technology

Voice Dream Reader and Voice Dream Scanner Apps – At Home Special Bundle Price!

Voice Dream Reader app (iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad; Android) has been a long-standing favorite reading app offering text to speech and many customization settings to support individuals with a disability. As a mobile reading app, its advanced and customized settings … Continue reading

Posted in Accessibility, Adults with LD, Android, Apple Watch, Apps for Special Needs, Assistive Technology, COVID 19, Customizable app, Dyslexia, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Learning Disability, OCR, Reading, Scanning, Text to Speech, Universal Design | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Cleaning Your Assistive Technology Devices — Assistive Technology at Easter Seals Crossroads

The folks at Easterseals Crossroads provide additional recommendations for sanitizing frequently used AT devices for individuals with disabilities. Great cleaning suggestions including devices are provided in the following blog post. Cleaning is more important now than ever before as we … Continue reading

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Connection in the Time of Social Distancing Part 2: Video Calling Apps for Smartphones and Tablets — ND Assistive

Video Calling Apps for Smartphones and Tablets Part 2 – from ND Assistive Technology According to statista.com 59% and 49% of adults age 65-69 and 70-74 respectively own a smartphone. As the ownership of smartphones in older adults above age … Continue reading

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Time Timer Apps – Gone Free

Are you in need of a tool to structure your student’s time?  Many special education classrooms, staff and students are familiar with the TimeTimer clock and app used to visually display time. The developers of the TimeTimer app and TimeTimer devices … Continue reading

Posted in Accessories, Activities of Daily Living, Adaptive Devices, Android, App Reviews, Apps for Special Needs, Assistive Technology, Developmental Delay, Early Childhood, Elementary School, Executive Function, Focused attention, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Visual Communication, Visual Supports | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

My Experience with AI-powered Digital Writing Assistants: An Illustrated Autoethnographic Study — Peace & Quiet

As an assistive technology practitioner, concerns regarding spelling and grammar are frequent. Of the many grammar editing services, Grammarly is typically recommended to clients for the extended editing tools offered. While MS Office’s spelling and grammar checkers have improved, they … Continue reading

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OrCam Read – A Handheld Scan and Read Device with Amazing Accuracy!

Artificial intelligence is providing a whole new set of remarkable assistive technology tools. One new device is the OrCam Read device. With similar reading functions as the OrCam MyEye  glasses mounted scan and read device, the OrCam Read device is … Continue reading

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Assistive Reading and Writing Software – Free Licenses Offered Through the End of the School Year

        As the mandatory shift to online instruction for all students occurs amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic, more vendors of assistive technology software have stepped up to support special needs students. The following developers of assistive technology software … Continue reading

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JAWS, ZoomText and Fusion Software – Free for Home Users (thru 6/30/2020)

The Coronavirus Pandemic has brought challenging situations and many vendors have stepped up and are generously providing free software to help people connect while working or staying safe at home. Freedom Scientific is one of those vendors offering free home … Continue reading

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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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