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HELPING CHILDREN WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS EXPLORE, LEARN AND COMMUNICATE USING THE IPAD  Julie Johnson, M. ED, TVI, ATS Andrea Schario, M.A., CCC-SLP

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Julie Ann Johnson's curator insight, December 7, 2013 4:02 PM

Here are the slides from my recent webinar with the Assistive Technology Coalition titled "Helping Children with Visual Impairments Explore, Learn and Communicate."  If you have any more question about the content in these slides, please e-mail me at julieann.johnson00@gmail.com

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10 Ingenious Inventions for People With Disabilities

10 Ingenious Inventions for People With Disabilities | Assistive Technology & Resources | Scoop.it
These adaptive devices help improve the lives of people living with disabilities, and they illustrate how far assistive tech has come.
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iPhone Navigation Solution for Those with Visual Neglect | BridgingApps

OT and Assistive Technology Specialist Sarah Pickford has created an iPhone/iPad solution to help her clients who have visual neglect, due to brain injury.

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Conference connects students with disabilities with STEM careers - WRAL.com

Conference connects students with disabilities with STEM careers - WRAL.com | Assistive Technology & Resources | Scoop.it
Conference connects students with disabilities with STEM careers WRAL.com Other speakers include Ed Summers, senior manager of accessibility and applied assistive technology at SAS, who is blind; Scott Hatley, born with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy...
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How to Hide Apps on iPhone and iPad: Restrictions And Privacy

How to Hide Apps on iPhone and iPad: Restrictions And Privacy | Assistive Technology & Resources | Scoop.it
Here's how you can hide stock and downloaded apps on your iPhone or iPad to make sure your personal data remains safe when someone uses your iOS device.
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7 Accessibility Features in Windows 8 for Individuals With Special ...

7 Accessibility Features in Windows 8 for Individuals With Special ... | Assistive Technology & Resources | Scoop.it
The recent release of Windows 8 has brought a great amount of accessibility that can help individuals with special needs. Here are the top seven accessibility features for Windows 8.
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Fujitsu intros RakuRaku accessible smartphone for the elderly - Engadget

Fujitsu intros RakuRaku accessible smartphone for the elderly - Engadget | Assistive Technology & Resources | Scoop.it
Fujitsu intros RakuRaku accessible smartphone for the elderly
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While there are a number of ways to make existing smartphones more accessible for the elderly, there are very few on the market designed specifically with them in mind.
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autism, iPads Autism Grants Nonprofit Foundation Medical Insurance Coverage

autism, iPads Autism Grants Nonprofit Foundation Medical Insurance Coverage | Assistive Technology & Resources | Scoop.it
Charitable foundation providing interactive technology to children with autism and spectrum disorders.

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Julie Ann Johnson's curator insight, July 17, 2013 11:52 AM

This is an amazing article about a mom with a son with autism who was successful at getting insurance to cover the cost of his iPad in order to communicate.  Again as I tell many parents who choose to go down the path of private funding: "There was never a person that did anything worth doing, that did not receive more then he gave." -Henry Boecher Ward

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Getting Started with Mobile Devices | BridgingApps

Getting Started with Mobile Devices | BridgingApps | Assistive Technology & Resources | Scoop.it
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using mobile devices to help people with special needs improve their physical, educational, and social outcomes

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Dell OEM Solutions Partners with Prentke Romich Company to Bring Innovative ... - DailyFinance

Dell OEM Solutions Partners with Prentke Romich Company to Bring Innovative ... - DailyFinance | Assistive Technology & Resources | Scoop.it
Dell OEM Solutions Partners with Prentke Romich Company to Bring Innovative ...
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PRC turned to Dell to help bring its latest tablet-based, assistive technology to market while managing costs.
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How iPads Give Speech to Nonverbal Children With Autism | CPI

How iPads Give Speech to Nonverbal Children With Autism | CPI | Assistive Technology & Resources | Scoop.it
Using an iPad app when young can help nonverbal children develop language skills.

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Becky B's curator insight, November 26, 2013 12:58 PM

"’For some parents, it was the first time they'd been able to converse with their children,’” said Ann Kaiser, a professor at Vanderbilt Peabody College of Education and Human Development.

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Jasmine’s Success Story | BridgingApps

Jasmine’s Success Story | BridgingApps | Assistive Technology & Resources | Scoop.it

Jasmine's has down syndrome and uses the iPod touch for communication.

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Assistive Technology Podcast: How iOS7 and the iPhone 5 Impact People With Disabilities | BridgingApps

Assistive Technology Podcast: How iOS7 and the iPhone 5 Impact People With Disabilities | BridgingApps | Assistive Technology & Resources | Scoop.it

This podcast takes a look at Assistive Technology—the clever devices designed to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing or other special needs.

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i-Blason iPad Case | BridgingApps

i-Blason iPad Case | BridgingApps | Assistive Technology & Resources | Scoop.it

This is a case for the iPad 2, 3, 4, 5, and mini.  The product features:

Versatile and exciting, free-standing and kid-friendly case for iPadDesigned specifically for Apple iPad 2, the New iPad 3, iPad 4 with Retina DisplayConstructed from impact-resistant polycarbonate and double-enforced with a shock absorbing silicone inner-sleeve. Corners feature double-thick silicone for outstanding protection against drops and other impacts.
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Julie Ann Johnson's curator insight, December 16, 2013 8:47 AM

Check out this awesome iPad case!

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Accessibility Features on Android by Sami Rahman | Udemy

Accessibility Features on Android by Sami Rahman | Udemy | Assistive Technology & Resources | Scoop.it
Covering all Android 4.0+ accessibility features for visual, auditory, fine motor and language. - Free Course
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Free Assistive Technology Resources for Students with Learning Disabilities - NCLD

Free Assistive Technology Resources for Students with Learning Disabilities - NCLD | Assistive Technology & Resources | Scoop.it
Free assistive technology resources available for people with learning disabilities.
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Teresa Pearl's curator insight, January 10, 2014 8:23 PM

Great list of FREE AT resources- mostly apps.

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Free Assistive Technology Resources for Students with Learning Disabilities - NCLD

Free Assistive Technology Resources for Students with Learning Disabilities - NCLD | Assistive Technology & Resources | Scoop.it
Free assistive technology resources available for people with learning disabilities.
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Switch Accessibility: How to Make your iPad Switch Accessible | BridgingApps

Switch Accessibility: How to Make your iPad Switch Accessible | BridgingApps | Assistive Technology & Resources | Scoop.it

Switch accessibility is a type of assistive technology that enables people with physical or cognitive disabilities to access an iPad. There are a wide variety of switches as well as many different ways to activate them.

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Assistive Technology for Kids with Learning Disabilities: An Overview | Reading Topics A-Z | Reading Rockets

Assistive Technology for Kids with Learning Disabilities: An Overview | Reading Topics A-Z | Reading Rockets | Assistive Technology & Resources | Scoop.it
If your child has a learning disability, he or she may benefit from assistive technology tools that play to their strengths and work around their challenges.
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Funding Sources Directory for iPads and other Mobile Devices | BridgingApps

Funding Sources Directory for iPads and other Mobile Devices | BridgingApps | Assistive Technology & Resources | Scoop.it
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List of organizations and resources that provide funding and grants for iPads, mobile devices, assistive technology, etc.

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Using a Mobile Device as an Alternative Augmentative Communication (AAC) Device | BridgingApps

Using a Mobile Device as an Alternative Augmentative Communication (AAC) Device | BridgingApps | Assistive Technology & Resources | Scoop.it
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Assistive Technology Grants Now Available for All Ages of Gamers with Disabilities - AbleGamers.com

Assistive Technology Grants Now Available for All Ages of Gamers with Disabilities - AbleGamers.com | Assistive Technology & Resources | Scoop.it
Assistive Technology Grants Now Available for All Ages of Gamers with Disabilities
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The AbleGamers Charity and Minicore Studios launch round of grants to purchase assistive gaming technology for gamers of any age with disabilities.
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