Category Archives: Print Disabled

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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C-Pen Reader Scanning Pen with Text to Speech

C-Pen Reader Pen Scanning pens with text to speech and dictionary support have been around for quite sometime. The first pens I used were the Quicktionary Pens probably about 10 years ago as a handheld reading tool. Although they scanned and … Continue reading

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KNFB Reader App on Sale

This deal may not be for everyone, but for individuals with low vision or blindness who might have been sitting on the fence with purchasing – it might be the deal maker. The KNFB Reader app is now 25% reduced to … Continue reading

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Accessible Instructional Materials Tools to Support Reading

The Assistive Technology Daily’s recent post of an article, “Can Audio and or/or Digital Books Improve Your Child’s Learning Outcomes?”,   from the National Center for Learning Disabilities, not only stirred my interest, but also strong feelings about access to print. From … Continue reading

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OT’s with Apps Workshop: “Apps and Application for Your School Based OT mTool Kit!

Interested in learning about apps related to school based Occupational Therapy intervention and administrative tasks? Join OT’s with App’s for “Apps and Application for Your School Based OT mTool Kit” August 7th & 8th ! Registration Information For more information visit … Continue reading

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GoRead App – Android Bookshare App

Did you know about the Android accessible book reader app – GoRead for individuals with print disability for Bookshare? GoRead app (free) is an accessible e-reader app that allows downloading directly from Bookshare! Here is a description of the from Benetech … Continue reading

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Comparing OCR Scanning Apps – ZoomReader, Prizmo and TextGrabber

What’s the difference in accuracy and features of ZoomReader, Prizmo and TextGrabber OCR scanning apps for clients with a print disability? A few great questions from comments of readers inquired about the difference between OCR scanning apps mentioned in a … Continue reading

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