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New technology may bring sight back to blind - CBS News

New technology may bring sight back to blind - CBS News | Assistive Technology (ATA) | Scoop.it
New technology may bring sight back to blindCBS NewsNew technology may bring sight back to blind. By: Jonathan LaPook. Play CBS News Video.

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5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) | mLearning in Education

5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) | mLearning in Education | Assistive Technology (ATA) | Scoop.it
While we’ve witnessed many effective approaches to incorporating iPads successfully in the classroom, we’re struck by the common mistakes many schools are making with iPads, mistakes that are in some cases crippling the success of these initiatives.

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Instapaper App Updated With Dyslexia-Friendly Font

Instapaper App Updated With Dyslexia-Friendly Font | Assistive Technology (ATA) | Scoop.it

I use instapaper on the iPad to bookmark web articles to read later. Great to see that with their latest update, they added the open source Dyslexia-Friendly font!


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Mario Addesa - Assistive Technology is ONLY Technology: LessonPlanSearch: Thematic Units: Poetry

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Mario Addesa - Assistive Technology is ONLY Technology: LessonPlanSearch: Thematic Units: Poetry http://t.co/QABSCWGA...

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Snap&Read | Don Johnston Assistive Technology

Snap&Read | Don Johnston Assistive Technology | Assistive Technology (ATA) | Scoop.it
Snap&Read is a simple one-button toolbar that reads any text on screen in any application, it pulls text out of Flash websites, MS Word docs, PDFs, webpages, and even images, if it looks like text Snap&Read will read it.

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My Aspergers Child: Best iPhone and iPad Apps, Books and Audiobooks Related to Autism Spectrum Disorders

My Aspergers Child: Best iPhone and iPad Apps, Books and Audiobooks Related to Autism Spectrum Disorders | Assistive Technology (ATA) | Scoop.it

Extensive List of Apps for Individuals with Autism.


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Apps for Special Education

Apps for Special Education | Assistive Technology (ATA) | Scoop.it

A very thorough review rubric on Apps for SEN


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Apps that can be used for special needs

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iOS 6 Features – 200+ new features for your new iPhone 5 or older iOS Devices

iOS 6 Features – 200+ new features for your new iPhone 5 or older iOS Devices | Assistive Technology (ATA) | Scoop.it
According to Apple, the new iOS 6 features includes totally new Apple-designed Maps, new Siri features, and over 200+ new features has been included in it.

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Assistive Technology

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For people with severe/profound and multiple  disabilities, managing the basic necessities of daily life often poses myriad challenges. Despite great odds, advances in assistive technology are making a difference in these ...

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WebAIM: Motor Disabilities - Assistive Technologies

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Assistive Technology Apps for iPad, iPod and iPhone

Assistive Technology Apps for iPad, iPod and iPhone | Assistive Technology (ATA) | Scoop.it
Providing assistive technology to residents of Indiana through the INDATA Project at Easter Seals Crossroads.

INDATA has complied a list for downloadable assistive technology applications for the iPhone, iPad and iPod. We've only included apps that we've tested and know are useful.


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Petition Sign IDA's Petition on Proposed DSM-5 Criteria for Learning Disabilities


In the latest round of the proposed revisions for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) by the American Psychiatric Association, "Learning Disorder has been changed to Specific Learning Disorder and the previous types of Learning Disorder (Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and Disorder of Written Expression) no longer are being recommended." (See May 2012 issue of the eXaminer for further information.)


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adaptive devices - computer assistive for disabled or disability

adaptive devices - computer assistive for disabled or disability | Assistive Technology (ATA) | Scoop.it

Here is an extensive list of alternative keyboards.


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Fluency | Tom Berend – Dyslexia Remediation

Fluency | Tom Berend – Dyslexia Remediation | Assistive Technology (ATA) | Scoop.it

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Immersion Reading and Whispersync for Voice on Kindle Fires

Immersion Reading and Whispersync for Voice on Kindle Fires | Assistive Technology (ATA) | Scoop.it

Pretty cool!  Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD now have an Immersion Reading program that allows listener / readers to listen to a narrated audiobook from Audible while seeing the highlighted printed text. This is an ideal situation for improving reading.

Whispersync for Voice has also improved the integration for listening-based readers that allows them to switch between where they were in an audiobook, watching a video, etc. 15,000 Kindle and audiobooks are available for Immersive Reading.

 

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