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How to use vBookz PDF Voice Reader functions - YouTube

It's that easy, tap 'Play/Pause' and listen to your PDF files on the go...
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PDF Expert 5

PDF Expert 5 is a major upgrade for every person who reads, annotates or edits PDF documents on iPad. Take advantage of the new PDF editor, file manager, audiobook…
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Here a way to really support interaction, engagement and accessibility when using PDF documents.  Great for learning, organizing, and studying.   PDF Expert 5 is an app and this video provides a brief overview.

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Creative Book Builder for CBB

Tutorial created with Explain Everything app on the iPad.
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Creative Book Builder is an app that allows teachers and students to create stories on their iPad device. 

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Blio on the iphone - YouTube

Here is the related blog post: http://www.the-digital-reader.com/2010/06/26/blio-iphone-app-video/
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Here is a quick demonstration of Blio an iPad/iPhone app (also available in Google Play for android devices).  Blio is a customizable eReader.   It has many features for interaction with the eBook.  Books can be bought and stored in the book vault from the Blio bookstore. It will also read other free ePub, PDF, or XPS format books. 

 

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Pictello Demo on iPad mini and How we use it with Abbey/Autism/social stories/nonverbal - YouTube

Here is a brief overview of one of our favorite apps, Pictello and how we use it with our daughter, who is highly affected with autism and is nonverbal.
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In this video, parent Melissa Brooks shares an overview of Picetello and how her daughter, Abbey, uses Pictello to communicate.

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Introduction to Pictello - YouTube

This video provides and introduction to Pictello for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Pictello is a simple way to create talking photo albums and talking books. ...
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This is a video tutorial on the Pictello App from Assistive Ware.  Literacy, communication and social skills  are some of the skills that Pictello can support.   We hope you enjoy the video.  This app is also available in the T2 PAL lab on our IPADS. 

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Enrique Finding His Voice - YouTube

This was something the principle of Voorhes Elementary School Mr. Rezes had the Old Bridge high school Media students ( Gabby Gabbidon & Akshar Patel and the...
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Here's a bit more about Enrique and how his AAC and voice has truly changed his life and opportunities and changed those around him too!

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IRIS | Bookshare: Providing Accessible Materials for Students with Print Disabilities

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This is an interactive online learning module on Bookshare from the IRIS Center. It's a great way to more fully explore Accessible Instructional Materials from concept to application.   This might be great for a professional learning community, personalized professional learning or even novice teacher education. 

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Assisting Assistive Technology

Assisting Assistive Technology | Accessible Instructional Materials and AT | Scoop.it
ABILITY Magazine interviews an expert on assistive technology and disability
issues, Suzanne Robitaille. She's a former reporter for
Business Week Online and is the founder of
abledbody.com, a consumer website focused on disability
innovations in the workplace.
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Here is a  person first perspective and informative overview of assistive technology - for individuals of any age.

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"I'm An Author!" with First Author Writing Software - YouTube

Meet some of the newest authors from Warren Woods Middle School and Bovenschen School in Warren, Michigan as they share their excitement about what they're d...
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Here are some student and teacher first perspectives on the First Author software for writing instruction and support.

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Don Johnston Inc. | First Author Case Studies

Don Johnston Inc. | First Author Case Studies | Accessible Instructional Materials and AT | Scoop.it
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First Author is a writing software to scaffold and support writing in the Core.   This link provides evidence for its use and impact on student learning and writing.

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Clicker 6 - My Favourite Things - YouTube

Katie Lyon, Spectronics' Speech Language and AAC Consultant, takes you through some of her favourite things about the new Clicker 6. ________________________...
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An overview of Clicker 6 from a speech pathologist which provides literacy supports and instruction through technology scaffolding.  It's appropriate for reading and writing.   Teachers can create books to support literacy learning.

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Maryland Learning Links

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The Match-Up Tool at Maryland Learning Links provides several examples of types of AT tools based on specific individual needs.  It is an online interactive resource.

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vBookz | Books can finally talk - YouTube

The groundbreaking vBookz Free Audiobooks reader that reads your endless ePub books out loud. Download the app at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/vbookz-free...
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Here is vBookz a eBook reader which reads books in different languages. 

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iReadWrite from Texthelp - YouTube

Announcing iReadWrite for the iPad! Texthelp's newest literacy support tool makes reading easier and ensures accurate writing as you use your iPad for school...
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Here's a mobile app - iReadWrite - for iPads that provides the literacy tools used from Read and Write Gold- on the mobile device.   Text Help Provides a video overview of this app.

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ClaroPDF Overview Video - YouTube

ClaroPDF is an accessible, professional and user-friendly PDF Viewer, Reader and Annotator. View text PDF files and listen to them with a human-quality voice...
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Accessible PDF documents -- here they are!   This is a brief overview of Claro PDF demonstrating how this type of technology is used.   We can't wait to try it out.

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SUCCESSFULLY USING IPADS TO SUPPORT AAC IN THE CLASSROOM - YouTube

PREVIEW ONLY Students with significant communication impairments can struggle in the classroom to communicate effectively: to participate in classroom learni...
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This video from Spectronics an overview of using the iPad for a variety of learning and communication activities in the classroom. It is a quick overview and provides information about an upcoming commercial webinar that will provide more in-depth information and training on this.

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Boardmaker Activities to print

Advancing Independent Achievement through Technology
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Spectronics has provided some sample visual communication and learning activities using Boardmaker.

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AssistiveWare - A voice for my son - YouTube

Charlie, 6 years old, is diagnosed with autism and a speech disability. His mother, Rebecca, recognised that Charlie was different early on. No one believed ...
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AssistiveWare - He always understood - Enrique with Proloquo2Go - YouTube

The story of 9-year-old Enrique who has Down Syndrome and does not speak, but now thanks to Proloquo2Go is able to communicate effectively with his family an...
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Here is an example of one child using Proloquo2Go in his daily life and school!  

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Paths to Literacy | for students who are blind or visually impaired

Paths to Literacy | for students who are blind or visually impaired | Accessible Instructional Materials and AT | Scoop.it
Assisting educators and families in the quest to provide literacy experiences for children who are blind or visually impaired
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There are many sensory enhanced literacy activities which can be supportive for many children.    Ideas in the content areas provide many dual media, tactile, and braille resources.   Additional shared ideas area available on the toolbar tab at the top of the page labeled Resources. I enjoyed this resource.  Note the customization options for the site viewer to adjust the webpage contrast and font as well as size.

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WATI.org : Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative

WATI.org : Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative | Accessible Instructional Materials and AT | Scoop.it
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WATI has created and provided access to an excellent manual on assistive technology The ASNET Manual:  "Assessing Students' needfor Assistive Technology" (5th edition)  is available at this link. 

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Clicker 6 - Moulton Primary School - YouTube

http://www.cricksoft.com/uk/products/tools/clicker/success-stories.aspx Moulton Primary School in Northampton are using Clicker 6 to raise the engagement and...
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Another example of how teachers are using Clicker 6 to support reading and writing in a multisensory way.

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Apps - Clicker Docs - YouTube

Clicker Docs transforms the iPad into a portable elementary school word processor! Watch your students' skills and confidence grow as they use the range of w...
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This is a tool for writing using mobile AT (and iPAD) to scaffold writing and provide opportunities for students.   Would this work for one of your students?

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