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iPad: Voiceover and the Refreshabraille 18 for Regular Ed. Teachers& Blind Students

Demonstration of how the iPad and a Refreshabraille 18 can be used as an instructional tool for parents and regular education teachers & Special Ed. teachers. Teachers do not need to read/ type braille to teach a student who uses/reads braille.


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Diana Petschauer's curator insight, April 1, 2013 7:33 PM

Though these videos are a bit older, they offer a clear picture of how a student can use a Refreshable Braille Display to access every aspect of education; and many educators and special educators are unaware of how this works. A refreshable braille display allows a student or individual to access a computer, iPad, iPod touch, etc. equally to their peers to research the internet, complete homework or handouts, send email, etc., using real-time refreshable Braille. There are many devices and options from several companies (HumanWare, HIMS), this shows one available for free for students who qualify for AIM in their state (from APH). An important factor is that anything a student types in Braille, reflects on the iPad or computer as text, for the teacher to read, and anything the teacher types or scans, shows up as Braille for the student to read. It is typically used with a screen reader such as JAWS, window eyes, or Voice Over on iOS devices, meaning content is also read aloud to a student. I have students in 3rd and 4th grade now using a refreshable braille display to access education; there are no limits with Assistive Technology. :) See the Video above from a teacher, as well as this older one from Chase, a young student: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJWMRlElD1E

 

Chase now is a teenager using the Braille 18 Plus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28_BvyQR8XA

 

 

 

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How Blind People Use The iPhone 4S (2 of 2)

Here's bonus footage from "How Blind People Use The iPhone 4S". Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, demonstrates how people who are visually impair...
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ALS Assistive Technology: iPad VO Controller to control all apps on the iPad?

ALS Assistive Technology: iPad VO Controller to control all apps on the iPad? | ipad accessibility for vision | Scoop.it

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How Assistive Technology Enables Dreams

How Assistive Technology Enables Dreams | ipad accessibility for vision | Scoop.it
How Assistive Technology Enables Dreams...

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The iPad in Education – How the iPad Suits All Learning Styles | MediaCAST Blog | iTeach

The iPad in Education – How the iPad Suits All Learning Styles | MediaCAST Blog | iTeach | ipad accessibility for vision | Scoop.it
many schools are turning to iPads as an educational tool, using apps for every learning style, and even learning disabilities (The iPad in Education – How the iPad Suits All Learning Styles http://t.co/Yzz1a7O0... (The iPad in Education – How...

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Free Evernote Clearly Makes Pages Easier to Read

Free Evernote Clearly Makes Pages Easier to Read | ipad accessibility for vision | Scoop.it

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Diana Petschauer's curator insight, December 20, 2012 9:38 AM

One click on the web makes it easier to read, share it instantly with your evernote App! Change font and Colors with one click, easy and intuitive, awesome.

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VoiceNote: An Excellent Voice-to-Text (Speech Recognition) App for Google Chrome | Free

VoiceNote: An Excellent Voice-to-Text (Speech Recognition) App for Google Chrome | Free | ipad accessibility for vision | Scoop.it

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Diana Petschauer's curator insight, December 30, 2012 6:03 PM

After reading Paul's Review I had to try this myself, and it is phenomenal! Accurate and Efficient, and I love the buttons for punctuation! Excellent for our students with learning disabilities or Dyslexia, or for any student to type faster with less spelling errors! There is no training involved. For students with speech difficulties due to CP, Apraxia, Aphasia, etc., I still recommend Dragon Naturally Speaking, as it can learn to type (be trained)according to a specific user's pronunciation; for all others VoiceNote is a great free option! Simply add it in Google Chrome and Begin using!

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Talkler Lets You Hear, Delete, and Reply to Emails Via Voice

Talkler Lets You Hear, Delete, and Reply to Emails Via Voice | ipad accessibility for vision | Scoop.it
Talkler is a VoiceOver-compatible iOS app that enables blind and visually impaired persons to use voice commands to listen to and manage emails.

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Diana Petschauer's curator insight, February 4, 2013 7:46 PM

Awesome App for Users who may be Blind/Low Vision, Print or Reading Disability, Physical Disability, and convenient for all of us trying to read emails on the way to a meeting or appointment!

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A keyboard that rises up from flat touch screens

A keyboard that rises up from flat touch screens | ipad accessibility for vision | Scoop.it
A startup creates a physical keyboard for touch-screen devices, like smartphones or tablets, that appears when you need to type and disappears when you're done. CNET's Sumi Das tries it out. Read this article by Sumi Das on CNET News.

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Allison Hermann, PhD's curator insight, February 16, 2013 9:32 AM

Another example of how haptic screens improve mobile tech accessibility.

Diana Petschauer's curator insight, February 22, 2013 12:25 PM

 Innovative Technology continues! Universally this is beneficial to all users, and can make a significant difference for anyone who is Blind or Low Vision. Even individuals who are losing sight to aging. It is exciting to think how this can also be used with touch  screen devices or appliances in the future!

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APH: Press Release: Orbit Research and APH Introduce the World's First Handheld Talking Graphing Calculator

APH: Press Release: Orbit Research and APH Introduce the World's First Handheld Talking Graphing Calculator | ipad accessibility for vision | Scoop.it

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Diana Petschauer's curator insight, February 28, 2013 11:41 AM

Excellent for accessible Science and Math! Also check out Independence Science Talking Lab Quest: http://www.independencescience.com/

 

APH talking graphing calculator will be available for the 2013 school year: http://www.aph.org/newsrel/20130226Talking-Graphing-Calculator.html

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Recognize images and text and speak it out: Talking Goggles

Recognize images and text and speak it out: Talking Goggles | ipad accessibility for vision | Scoop.it

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Diana Petschauer's comment, March 14, 2013 10:29 PM
Thanks, Martin! :)
Diana Petschauer's comment, March 17, 2013 8:06 PM
This app worked well and quickly. I took a photo of a few products from my cupboard and it identified them immediately, and offered access to the internet to learn more.
Martijn van der Spek's comment, March 18, 2013 6:44 AM
Thanks for trying it out Diana. We plan to submit an update today that adds a few more features. Any recommendations are welcome!
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Sharing Between Teacher and Student Devices: Nearpod! | disrupt ...

Sharing Between Teacher and Student Devices: Nearpod! | disrupt ... | ipad accessibility for vision | Scoop.it
It's called Nearpod and it allows teachers to create interactive content that runs on their iPads and share that content with students on student-controlled devices. In the picture here I'm showing the teacher app installed on my ...

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Recently saw this demonstrated in a group of about 30.  Excellent tool! 

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Diana Petschauer's curator insight, March 22, 2013 11:37 AM

Not just a reflective app from one device to another, but also the ability to create and share content between educators and students; this is excellent!

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ICAVITECH2013 the 1st International Conference on Artificial Vision Technologies, 25 and 26 of November 2013.

ICAVITECH2013 the 1st International Conference on Artificial Vision Technologies, 25 and 26 of November 2013. | ipad accessibility for vision | Scoop.it
1. Signal and Image Processing: virtual reality systems, computer vision, industrial vision, signal and image processing, multimedia application, neuronal networks, cloud programming, Fuzzy Logic.

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Diana Petschauer's curator insight, March 23, 2013 8:48 PM

Phenomenal! Looking forward to this conference!

Diana Petschauer's comment, March 24, 2013 7:01 AM
The title of the conference caused me to reflect on person-first language here and how it differs in other countries; of course many of the technologies presented at this conference will benefit individuals of various abilities :)
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Series: Removing the Stress from iOS: A Blueprint for Incorporating Touchscreen Products Into the Classroom, Workplace, and Community - AccessWorld® - July 2012

Series: Removing the Stress from iOS: A Blueprint for Incorporating Touchscreen Products Into the Classroom, Workplace, and Community - AccessWorld® - July 2012 | ipad accessibility for vision | Scoop.it
AccessWorld: Technology and People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired is a monthly periodical for anyone who uses or wants to use assistive technology, provides technology training, has students or clients who use technology, needs to make...
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Welcome to AT Network Assistive Technology...Tools for Living

AT Network is a project of the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers funded by the Department of Rehabilitation.


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The Wonder of technology: Music legend and gadget enthusiast Stevie picks up ... - Daily Mail

The Wonder of technology: Music legend and gadget enthusiast Stevie picks up ... - Daily Mail | ipad accessibility for vision | Scoop.it
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He has appealed to tech companies to make their gadgets more accessible for the blind and on Monday Stevie Wonder stocked up on some new products.
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This Is The Official U.S. National Education Technology Plan

This Is The Official U.S. National Education Technology Plan | ipad accessibility for vision | Scoop.it

"The National Education Technology Plan, Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology, calls for applying the advanced technologies used in our daily personal and professional lives to our entire education system to improve student learning, accelerate and scale up the adoption of effective practices, and use data and information for continuous improvement. It presents five goals with recommendations for states, districts, the federal government, and other stakeholders. Each goal addresses one of the five essential components of learning powered by technology: Learning, Assessment, Teaching, Infrastructure, and Productivity."


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Assistive Technology Blog: iTunes 11 Feature Helps Vissually ...

Assistive Technology Blog: iTunes 11 Feature Helps Vissually ... | ipad accessibility for vision | Scoop.it
Learn about assistive technology for people with reading disabilities, low vision, blindness and other disabilities that make reading, writing and other tasks difficult. Written by someone who uses assistive technology to read ...

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Assistive Technology in Action (video) | Paths to Literacy

Assistive Technology in Action (video) | Paths to Literacy | ipad accessibility for vision | Scoop.it
Video of young boy with visual impairment using Mountbatten brailler and other assistive technology.

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Diana Petschauer's curator insight, April 2, 2013 7:52 AM

As a follow-up to my last post, students are learning to read Braille at a young age, leading to success in the classroom as they progress through K-12 and higher education with the use of Assistive Technology.

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The UX Future: “Touchscreens” Even for the Blind?

The UX Future: “Touchscreens” Even for the Blind? | ipad accessibility for vision | Scoop.it
Braille bumps on touchscreens? Input and output on any surface? Companies like Nokia and Microsoft say you ain't felt nothing yet.

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New American Foundation for the Blind App Helps People with Vision Loss Easily Take Notes on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

New American Foundation for the Blind App Helps People with Vision Loss Easily Take Notes on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch | ipad accessibility for vision | Scoop.it

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Diana Petschauer's curator insight, February 4, 2013 10:10 PM

"For the millions of Americans with vision loss looking for a simple, convenient way to take notes at work, at school, or at home, the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) today launched the AccessNote™, a specialized notetaker for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch."

 

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How an FDA-Approved Retinal Prosthesis Came To Be

How an FDA-Approved Retinal Prosthesis Came To Be | ipad accessibility for vision | Scoop.it

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Diana Petschauer's curator insight, February 23, 2013 11:08 PM

Innovative Progress: "The Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System was recently granted market approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which marks a significant milestone in the development of a therapy that has spanned more than 20 years. It was at Johns Hopkins University, in the early 1990s, that I, along with Drs. de Juan, Humayun and Dagnelie, with some early support from FFB, carried out the very first short-term (one hour or so) experiments with human volunteers. We demonstrated that electrical stimulation of the retina could, indeed, produce spots of light perceived by blind patients."

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iPhone Maps For The Blind, Using Haptic Tech

iPhone Maps For The Blind, Using Haptic Tech | ipad accessibility for vision | Scoop.it
Imagine an urban route you know well--extremely well. It’s the kind of comfortable path you walk from your front door to the bus stop five days a week, or the shortcut you follow to your favorite coffee shop.

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Diana Petschauer's curator insight, March 2, 2013 8:46 PM

Awesome Technology Evolving!

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Find Accessible Businesses with AbleRoad iOS App

Find Accessible Businesses with AbleRoad iOS App | ipad accessibility for vision | Scoop.it
AbleRoad is an app and website that enables persons with disabilities to find, rate, and review local shops, restaurants, theaters and other businesses based on their accessibility to persons with mobility, sight, hearing, or cognitive impairments.

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Diana Petschauer's curator insight, March 3, 2013 9:01 PM

As an empowering, crowd-sourcing Site, AbleRoad needs people to download the cool, free Apps, populate the Site with content (ratings & reviews), and spread the AbleRoad word.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3TEIlI1kGk

App: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ableroad-ratings-reviews-for/id581427882?mt=8

 

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New Guide! Mobile Devices for Learning: What You Need to Know

New Guide! Mobile Devices for Learning: What You Need to Know | ipad accessibility for vision | Scoop.it
Learn how cellphones, e-book readers, and tablets are getting kids engaged with learning, focused on working smarter, and ready for the future.

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Stacey Marten's curator insight, March 14, 2013 2:21 AM

I would register for the "Mobile Devices for Learning" PDF if you're interested in electronic devices in the classroom. It's worth it. Edutopia is a reliable source for technology in education updates.