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Make Math Accessible with MathJax-Free

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Accessible Pages with MathJax

MathJax was designed with accessibility in mind and has several powerful features to make math easier to see and read, both for ordinary users as well as those with print and learning disabilities.  Two accessibility features, the ability to scale all math in a page or zoom in on a particular equation, are built in to MathJax.  In addition, MathJax works with MathPlayer to make math accessible to screen readers, to screen magnifiers, and to learning disability software.


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Panther Math: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/panther-math-paper/id547090551?mt=8
Diana Petschauer's comment, July 14, 2013 7:06 PM
And Fast Fig app-free in the Chrome Browser: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/fastfig/bogefeobnkbodnohkifkjfdipjmdljkd?utm_source=chrome-ntp-icon
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Assistive Technology Tools for Learning Differences and Executive Function Challenges | Shelley Haven ATP, RET


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Linda Alexander's curator insight, December 9, 2013 7:58 AM

A fairly comprehensive list of assistive technology tools to reach more students...

Lauren Wolk Calig's curator insight, December 9, 2013 8:30 AM

This is a terrific list.

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Thinking Blocks - Free iPad Apps for Modeling Math Problems

Thinking Blocks - Free iPad Apps for Modeling Math Problems | Articles to read | Scoop.it

Thinking Blocks is a series of free iPad apps based on the web tool of the same name. The apps are designed to help students develop models of word problems. In each of the apps students create b...


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Seamless Apple TV iPad Mirroring 3 of 3: Bluetooth iPad Mirroring

Seamless Apple TV iPad Mirroring 3 of 3: Bluetooth iPad Mirroring | Articles to read | Scoop.it

Connection issues using Apple TV AirPlay for iPad Mirroring? Create a Bluetooth Connection Between iPad and MacBook to mirror iPad to Reflector or AirServer


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The Brainstormer – Spin a Wheel of Story Starters

The Brainstormer – Spin a Wheel of Story Starters | Articles to read | Scoop.it

"Brainstormer https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-brainstormer/id374496865?mt=8  is an app that started out as a website in 2009. The web version has been replaced the the iPad app that quickly generates story starters for you."


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Make Math Accessible with MathJax-Free

Make Math Accessible with MathJax-Free | Articles to read | Scoop.it

Accessible Pages with MathJax

MathJax was designed with accessibility in mind and has several powerful features to make math easier to see and read, both for ordinary users as well as those with print and learning disabilities.  Two accessibility features, the ability to scale all math in a page or zoom in on a particular equation, are built in to MathJax.  In addition, MathJax works with MathPlayer to make math accessible to screen readers, to screen magnifiers, and to learning disability software.


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Diana Petschauer's comment, July 14, 2013 7:06 PM
And Fast Fig app-free in the Chrome Browser: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/fastfig/bogefeobnkbodnohkifkjfdipjmdljkd?utm_source=chrome-ntp-icon
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Scrollkit - A New Type of Content Editor

Scrollkit - A New Type of Content Editor | Articles to read | Scoop.it

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Make Math Accessible with MathJax-Free

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Accessible Pages with MathJax

MathJax was designed with accessibility in mind and has several powerful features to make math easier to see and read, both for ordinary users as well as those with print and learning disabilities.  Two accessibility features, the ability to scale all math in a page or zoom in on a particular equation, are built in to MathJax.  In addition, MathJax works with MathPlayer to make math accessible to screen readers, to screen magnifiers, and to learning disability software.


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Diana Petschauer's comment, July 14, 2013 7:05 PM
Panther Math: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/panther-math-paper/id547090551?mt=8
Diana Petschauer's comment, July 14, 2013 7:06 PM
And Fast Fig app-free in the Chrome Browser: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/fastfig/bogefeobnkbodnohkifkjfdipjmdljkd?utm_source=chrome-ntp-icon
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Voice Dream: Text To Speech App

Voice Dream: Text To Speech App | Articles to read | Scoop.it

The Best Text To Speech Reader App for iPhone and iPad, Easy to

Read text from PDF, ePub, Word, and Text files in Dropbox, Google Drive or on your device. Read books from Bookshare and Gutenburg! Text to speech with highlighting, choose colors and backgrounds,increase font size, many fonts available including the Dyslexie Font. Many child and adult voices to choose from, you can even add notes, highlights, bookmarks, or edit text.


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Diana Petschauer's curator insight, June 4, 2013 9:21 AM

This is still the best app I recommend often for text to speech for Bookshare books, scanned documents/ handouts/ worksheets, newspapers and articles from the web, and more. Excellent features for assistance with reading!

Diana Petschauer's comment, June 5, 2013 9:04 AM
Voice Dream Reader version 2.8 is out! It's a big release with many new features like Pronunciation Dictionary and Configurable Navigation which are more advanced than any text-to-speech reader in the market.

You can see the full description of all the new features in the blog post:

http://voicedream.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=aa9e87703f66ce1d03f1ee787&id=13c428fb16&e=ead9097fea
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Voice Dream is an accessibility application that can be used to convert text to speech. Compatible with iPad and iPhone, Voice Dream also offer a free, trial version of the software featuring all the functionality of the full-version. Use the software for reading text documents, lecture notes, proofreading essays or coursework, or for accessing resources.  

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Kindle For iOS Will Now Turn Your Favorite Books Into Audiobooks

Kindle For iOS Will Now Turn Your Favorite Books Into Audiobooks | Articles to read | Scoop.it

Kindle App on an iPad or iOS  device now works with Voice Over and has embedded many other  accessibility features for users


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How does it feel to be dyslexic?

How does it feel to be dyslexic? | Articles to read | Scoop.it
Try Being Me is designed to give you a better understanding of what it can feel like to be dyslexic. Why not give it a go?

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Drs Fernette and Brock Eide at DyslexicAdvantage.com's curator insight, January 20, 2013 12:26 PM

Thanks @BBC for My Dyslexic Mind, a new interactive site where kids tell other kids how they think differently - videos, animations, interactive play


The direct link is here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/20789777

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Gifted with LD: Homework at Torture

Gifted with LD: Homework at Torture | Articles to read | Scoop.it

"...disabilities that can be mistaken for sloth or carelessness..."

 

Most people have no idea how much time some LD students need to complete standard assignments such as written reports or math worksheets. There is a complete under-appreciation of working memory and processing speed limitations.

Working memory and processing speed will expand - and can improve with certain types of training, but because of lack of awareness, unreasonable expectations can take all sorts of tolls on student's emotional and psychological health.

 

Read Washington Post story here. 

 

DW. Anyone with personal experience of Dyslexia or who suspects they may have the condition will be able to reflect on how ths has impacted on their life - but the positive thing may be the fact that people who think differently  think differently and we do not need people to all think the same. (Please feel free to post your own comment within this article framework starting with your initials as I have done. Sorry my sentences tend to be too long - I am working on it).

 

 


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Dyslexic Readers Get Special Font in Instapaper iOS 4.2.7 [Updated] - Softpedia

Dyslexic Readers Get Special Font in Instapaper iOS 4.2.7 [Updated] - Softpedia | Articles to read | Scoop.it
Dyslexic Readers Get Special Font in Instapaper iOS 4.2.7 [Updated]

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Allison Hermann, PhD's curator insight, December 19, 2012 12:01 AM

Instapaper just announced that it has dropped OpenDyslexic because it is too similar to the earlier Dyslexie font. It is unfortunate because OpenDyslexic is free and has expanded accessibility for people with dyslexia. The font can be used in the US, but not in Europe.

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NR Special - My Dyslexic Mind

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Find out what dyslexia is and how it affects the brain in Newsround's special programme 'My Dyslexic Mind'.

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Allison Hermann, PhD's curator insight, January 9, 2013 8:24 AM

Unfortunately those of us in the US can't watch the online video, but we can try out the interactive online content.

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Assistive Technology: Resource Roundup

Assistive Technology: Resource Roundup | Articles to read | Scoop.it

Edutopia's Guide to Assistive Technology

Resources by Topic:
Getting Started
Finding Assistive Technology
Tips and Tools
Need-Specific Resources
Universal Design for Learning
Additional Resources on the Web






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Diana Petschauer's curator insight, February 23, 9:27 AM

A comprehensive article with many resources. Assistive Technology, often overlapping with educational technology, certainly is supporting ALL students universally in education, as well as adult individuals to access employment, the community, and daily living activities. High tech options or low tech options, modifications, and so many free and low cost options available for leveling the playing field and supporting access in all environments.

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iMovie iOS7 Text Special Effects Tutorial

iMovie iOS7 Text Special Effects Tutorial | Articles to read | Scoop.it

This is a tutorial showing the iPad user how to use special effects with six of the different nine types of text special effects in the iOS7 version of iMovie on the iPad.


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Dr. Sally Shaywitz Discusses Dyslexia and Assistive Technology

Learning Ally's National Board member Sally E. Shaywitz, M.D. is a co-founder of the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity, and has devoted her career to b...

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Live Webinar! iPad Apps for Struggling Readers & Writers & Print Disabilities-Registration Now Open!

Live Webinar! iPad Apps for Struggling Readers & Writers & Print Disabilities-Registration Now Open! | Articles to read | Scoop.it

Live Webinar-iPad Apps for Struggling Readers & Writers & Print Disabilities

3 Dates & Times for Your Convenience! September 4th from 4:00-6:00pm;  September 6th from 7:00-9:00pm; or October 2nd from 8:00-10:00am EST. (New York, USA Time).

In this live webinar training you will learn about the Best Educational iPad Apps for students or adults who have difficulty with Reading and/or Writing, including challenges with Math! Apps that are useful for related therapists such as OT, SLP, and Reading Specialists will also be demonstrated. If your student struggles with a print disability due to Dyslexia or specific LD, Low Vision or Blindness, Difficulties with Processing or Executive function, or Physical Disabilities, you will learn about apps that will assist them to read, write, compute, complete assignments, create graphic organizers, schedule and receive reminders, comprehend, organize, take notes, and access textbooks and learning materials in a digital and audio format.

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5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) - Edudemic

5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) - Edudemic | Articles to read | 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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12 Principles Of Mobile Learning

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning | Articles to read | Scoop.it

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Dana Hawkins's comment, August 8, 2013 10:34 PM
The curation comment is interesting... I think it's fantastic that students are able to gain these skills without the assistance of a teacher, but ultimately if they veer off the path or have been misguided, they will always need a facilitator to not only show students the tools but also give them some best practice ideas.
Viljenka Savli's curator insight, August 13, 2013 2:13 AM

A new approach to learning and teaching concerns students' selflearning and assessing and of course techer's coaching. More about main principals in this article...

Mary Kate Lavin's curator insight, February 6, 2:39 PM

This describes the 12 principles of mobile learning.  It describes not only how to use technology in classes but also the reasoning behind using it.  

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Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers

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Here are the 25 ways to developing 21st century critical thinkers.


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Defining My Dyslexia

Defining My Dyslexia | Articles to read | Scoop.it

Perhaps I’ve succeeded not

despite of, but because of,

my disability.


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Diana Petschauer's curator insight, May 24, 2013 12:32 PM

Such a Phenomal Article by an excellent author and medical student!

"Studies using cognitive testing and functional M.R.I.’s have demonstrated exceptional three-dimensional and spatial reasoning among dyslexic individuals, which may account for the many successful dyslexic engineers. Similar studies have shown increased creativity and big-picture thinking (or “gist-detection”) in dyslexics, which correlates with the surprising number of dyslexic entrepreneurs, novelists and filmmakers."

 "Today’s educational environment exacerbates dyslexic weaknesses. Schools misidentify poor spelling and slow reading as a lack of intelligence; typically diagnose the condition only after students have fallen behind; and too often fail to provide dyslexic students with the audio and video materials that would help them learn. Until these disadvantages are removed, “disability” most accurately describes what young dyslexics confront."

Karen Jackson Stindt's curator insight, May 29, 2013 8:54 AM

Insightful article

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Defining My Dyslexia

Defining My Dyslexia | Articles to read | Scoop.it

Perhaps I’ve succeeded not

despite of, but because of,

my disability.


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Diana Petschauer's curator insight, May 24, 2013 12:32 PM

Such a Phenomal Article by an excellent author and medical student!

"Studies using cognitive testing and functional M.R.I.’s have demonstrated exceptional three-dimensional and spatial reasoning among dyslexic individuals, which may account for the many successful dyslexic engineers. Similar studies have shown increased creativity and big-picture thinking (or “gist-detection”) in dyslexics, which correlates with the surprising number of dyslexic entrepreneurs, novelists and filmmakers."

 "Today’s educational environment exacerbates dyslexic weaknesses. Schools misidentify poor spelling and slow reading as a lack of intelligence; typically diagnose the condition only after students have fallen behind; and too often fail to provide dyslexic students with the audio and video materials that would help them learn. Until these disadvantages are removed, “disability” most accurately describes what young dyslexics confront."

Karen Jackson Stindt's curator insight, May 29, 2013 8:54 AM

Insightful article

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Welcome to Storyboard That – The FREE online storyboard creator for schools and businesses.

Welcome to Storyboard That – The FREE online storyboard creator for schools and businesses. | Articles to read | Scoop.it
Storyboard That is a cutting edge Web 2.0 tool for rapidly creating amazing storyboards, no art skills needed. Great for business meetings and in the classroom for students to express their creativity.

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Dyslexic Readers Get Special Font in Instapaper iOS 4.2.7 [Updated] - Softpedia

Dyslexic Readers Get Special Font in Instapaper iOS 4.2.7 [Updated] - Softpedia | Articles to read | Scoop.it
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A keyboard that rises up from flat touch screens

A keyboard that rises up from flat touch screens | Articles to read | 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!