LessonPix:  An Online Program for Creating With Visual Supports

LessonPix: An Online Program for Creating With Visual Supports

  A speech therapist friend recently introduced me to this amazing new resource and I have been smitten! I love my traditional picture-library programs as much as the next therapist, but it is frustrating when I can’t create needed supports because the software CDs are back in the office. This site eliminates the need to […]

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Curriculum Supports for Students with Autism

Curriculum Supports for Students with Autism

Most teachers and clinicians will tell you that, while they understand the ‘what and why’ for teaching students with Autism, they have very little time (if any!) and are often at a loss for the ‘how’ ideas.  Let me introduce you to an amazing resource … The Autism Helper! This site is operated by Sasha […]

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Bookshare Web Reader Update

Bookshare Web Reader Update

I love Bookshare, but I will admit that it takes a little work to learn how to use it.  That said, it is WELL worth the effort and will make you wonder how your students ever read without it! I was happy to learn today that they now offer an option for web reading without […]

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PIE Conference 2014                          Bookshare: Providing Digital Books for Students with Special Needs

PIE Conference 2014 Bookshare: Providing Digital Books for Students with Special Needs

Bookshare has always been one of my favorite resources for accessing digital content and I loved it even more after OSEP funding allowed them to offer the service for FREE to our students with disabilities.  If you’re unfamiliar with the program, feel free to look over this tutorial from my session Bookshare: Providing Digital Books for […]

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Preparing for PARCC Testing

Preparing for PARCC Testing

The shift toward computer delivered assessments bring a mix of emotions as we’re both excited about its potential, yet overwhelmed by the demands it places on us as educators.  With this in mind, we have begun introducing our teachers to comparable tools that they can use in the classroom now to prepare students for those […]

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Switch Access Basics

Switch Access Basics

Children who present with complex physical disabilities need alternative access to allow engagement with toys and/or communication systems.  Switches are not new to the world of assistive technology, but their use may be new to many teachers!  In this post, I am going to offer links to a range of printable resources that will help […]

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Free Vision Support Toolbar

Free Vision Support Toolbar

  I love the free accessibility tools offered by EduApps!  Although vision support options are included in the popular MyStudyBar tool, they have gone one step further and created a standalone application called MyVisBar for users with low vision. MyVisBar can be downloaded to the computer (or a USB drive for added portability) for use […]

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Free, Portable Web 2.0 Reading & Writing Supports

Free, Portable Web 2.0 Reading & Writing Supports

Gone are the days when we had to purchase expensive technology supports and install from a CD to every computer a student might use.  With the growing number of Web 2.0 tools, there are now many free resources available to provide students the accessibility and support features they need, whenever they need them and wherever […]

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TN Assistive Technology Conference 2013:  Preparing Students for PARCC Testing

TN Assistive Technology Conference 2013: Preparing Students for PARCC Testing

The Tennessee Association for Assistive Technology has announced an amazing lineup of scheduled sessions for their 2013 conference. Held yearly in Murfreesboro, TN, this is an outstanding event for those who want to learn more about the use of AT in the special education setting.  Many of the sessions offered this year are designed to […]

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Redeem Gift Cards Now Using the Device Camera

Redeem Gift Cards Now Using the Device Camera

Exploring some of the (200+) new features and functions available in Apple’s newest system upgrade has proven to be a lot like piecing together a puzzle and finding little surprises you did not expect to see in the big picture.  While all of the user interface changes were designed to simplify tasks for the masses, […]

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