Tech Resources for Read-Aloud Testing

Tech Resources for Read-Aloud Testing

There is good news for students who must have tests read aloud (and the staff responsible for this time consuming task).  There are a growing number of software supports and apps (iOS and Android) on the market that allow for easy adaptation of tests to offer recorded or digitized speech output.  Some programs allow students […]

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Using the iPad to Provide Literacy Supports for LD Students District-Wide

Using the iPad to Provide Literacy Supports for LD Students District-Wide

My colleague, Karen Moffatt, CCC-SLP,  and I presented an educational session on this topic at the 2016 Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) National Conference earlier this month. As expected, there was a large amount of interest in the subject as educators and administrators across the globe try to figure out how to tap the full […]

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Special World Magazine by Inclusive Technology

Special World Magazine by Inclusive Technology

I love Inclusive Technology!  This outstanding company creates some of the best software, apps, and accessibility products for children with special needs.  Although based in Great Britain, all materials are available through their US partner, Inclusive TLC.  Now they’ve gone even further toward offering support to teachers and therapists using assistive technologies in the school […]

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UDL and Apps in the Classroom

UDL and Apps in the Classroom

Life just keeps getting better for teachers looking to make accommodations in their classrooms! The use of ‘traditional’ assistive technologies involving specialized programs or devices continues to give way to mainstream commercial technologies, making classroom modifications easier and easier.  Although the advent of the iPad rocked districts (and teachers in general!) across the country for […]

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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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New Apple iOS7 Upgrade Offers New Accessibility Features

New Apple iOS7 Upgrade Offers New Accessibility Features

I’ll say it again…you just can’t beat the accessibility features offered by Apple.  I loved the simple touch screen interface offered from the onset and they just keep adding new tools for our students with physical disabilities through every upgrade.  Yesterday’s release of iOS7  is like Christmas for our users with special needs… With more than […]

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Co:Writer Word Prediction App Released!

Co:Writer Word Prediction App Released!

I am always excited when our trusted special education software manufacturers make a program available in app format. I am REALLY excited this week, as Don Johnston just released an app version of Co:Writer®!! This is a word prediction tool that reduces the number of keystrokes required to type and that makes it a great […]

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iPad Summit Session Resources

iPad Summit Session Resources

We had a terrific turnout for both of our introductory level sessions Using the iPad in Special Education, as part of our new  “iPad Summit” series. If you attended either of these presentations this summer or just want to learn more about the iPad, you will want to look at the Livebinder file containing the powerpoint […]

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AAC App List from iPad Summit Session

AAC App List from iPad Summit Session

Check out these great apps for Communication that were featured at our iPad Summit on May 10, 2013!!  To see more great resources from our training and to learn more about using the iPad in Education, visit our LiveBinder!   My First AAC – $24.99              Gabby Tabs Lite – FREE   Fun with […]

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Bookshare is now even MORE accessible!

Bookshare is now even MORE accessible!

You can now access your books on the go through Bookshare’s new app for Apple, Read2Go.  This app gives full audio feedback as you navigate through its menu to customize your reading experience.  With many different color themes for highlighting, changing backgrounds and text you are able to change each visual feature to suite your […]

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