Category Archives: Assistive Technology

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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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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Portable Reading Tool Options, Smartphone or Handheld Device – What’s Your Pick?

A variety of portable reading tools are available with fairly good recognition and improved text to speech voices for quick access to print using text to speech.  While many individuals rely on their smartphones for accessing print with text to … Continue reading

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Visual or Vibrating Alert Devices — AT3 Center News & Tips

Ten gadgets to help you stay safe, on time, and informed with a hearing impairment via Visual or Vibrating Alert Devices — AT3 Center News & Tips Great list of suggested devices for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. … Continue reading

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“On-Demand” Apps for Reading

Many individuals with reading challenges are faced with difficulty reading the information in their environment. Whether text in a technical manual at work, written directions and a handout provided in a class or meeting that may be difficult to read. … Continue reading

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EyeMine Is A Free Software That Lets People Play Minecraft With Their Eyes — Assistive Technology Blog

EyeMine software offer individuals with mobility impairment access to Minecraft hands free. Read Venkat’s review on this new access method for playing Minecraft! There are many young people and children who love to play Minecraft. However, some, because of their … Continue reading

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“Assistive Technology in Special Education 3rd Edition” Book by Joan L. Green, SLP

        A big “thanks” to Joan L. Green for her diligence in updating her book, “Assistive Technology in Special Education 3rd Edition” © 2018 and to her donor who offered 1500 copies of her book to professionals working … Continue reading

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