Echo Dot Kids Edition, a smart speaker with Alexa
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Echo Dot Kids Edition

Echo Dot Kids Edition, a smart speaker with Alexa for kids
  • Now Alexa is a kid-friendly DJ, comedian, and storyteller — and she’s always getting smarter. Just ask and Alexa will play music, answer questions, read stories, tell jokes, and more — all with younger ears in mind.
  • Up to $109 in savings on Echo Dot (Black), 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, and a kid-friendly case, plus a 2-year worry-free guarantee—if they break it, return it and we’ll replace it for free
  • The included 1 year of FreeTime Unlimited gives your kids access to hundreds of hours of fun and educational content, including ad-free radio stations and playlists, Audible books, and a growing list of premium kids skills. After one year, your subscription will automatically renew every month starting at just $2.99/month plus applicable tax. You may cancel any time by visiting the Amazon Parent Dashboard or contacting Customer Service.
    Parent dashboard app on cellphone

    Amazon Parental Dashboard

  • 1 year of FreeTime Unlimited gives you access to over 300 Audible books for kids, like Beauty & the Beast and Peter Pan, thousands of songs, and kid-favorite games and skills from Disney, National Geographic, Nickelodeon, and more
  • Easy-to-use parental controls in the online Amazon Parent Dashboard let you set daily time limits, review activity, or pause Alexa on the device
  • Automatically filter explicit songs from Amazon Music
  • Call kids to dinner or tell them it’s bedtime from compatible Echo devices anywhere in the house—without having to raise your voice
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Tiggly Learner Kit | Words Learning System

Tiggly Learner Kit

Tiggly Words Learning System includes

5 interactive vowel toys

5 interactive math toys

4 interactive shape toys

How it works

Tiggly Toys have silicone touch points so your tablet reacts to them just like your fingertips. Tap and the screen reacts.

Placing the Vowel "a" on the tablet that completes the word "cat"

Placing the Vowel "a"

Simple to use

No need for batteries, bluetooth or wifi, the magic is in its simplicity!

wifi, battery and bluetooth icons with a line through them
At Tiggly, we believe in the power of connected play- the magic that happens when you bring the best of physical play into digital apps. We design fun learning toys that interact with the silliest learning apps you can imagine! Tiggly's learning systems take children on a learning journey full of inspiration, magic, and humor. A learning journey that cannot possibly be replicated with toys or apps alone.
Source: Tiggly Learner Kit | Tiggly
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Ex-Washington State football standout Steve Gleason considered for Congressional Gold Medal

Steve Gleason, the Spokane native who starred for the Washington State University Cougars and played football for the NFL’s New Orleans Saints, had his name submitted for a Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor awarded by Congress.Federal lawmakers from Washington and Louisana seek to honor Gleason for work as an advocate for people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.Sens. Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy, Republicans from Louisiana, helped sponsor the legislation along with Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, Democrats from Washington.“Few people make Washington state as proud as Steve Gleason, a Spokane native and WSU standout who not only excelled on the field, but who has gone on to make his biggest impact as a tireless advocate in the health world,” Murry said.Cassidy said Gleason was “a hero for Saints fans and now he is a hero for all Americans as he finds hope and meaning in overcoming disability and creating greater opportunity for others who are disabled.”
Source: Ex-Washington State football standout Steve Gleason considered for Congressional Gold Medal | The Spokesman-Review
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myNotifi Black Wristband

MyNotifi Wristband

Two ways to stay safe. MyNotifi® is a fall detection technology designed to alert family and friends if a fall occurs. The wearer receives both a belt clip and wristband for increased flexibility in various situations. No landline, no monthly fees and no contract. MyNotifi® devices work anywhere the wearer goes, providing independence, freedom and peace of mind.

Easy-to-use fall detection device. MyNotifi® will notify friends and family in the event of a fall.

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ePolicyWorks- Work Matters: Harnessing Innovation to Advance Workforce Opportunities
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Work Matters: Harnessing Innovation to Advance Workforce Opportunities Twitter Chats On April 23, 25 and 27 at 1 p.m. EST, ePolicyWorks will host a series of three short Twitter chats focused on accessibility as it pertains to all aspects of work, including transportation, technology, and the built environment. Participants can join the real-time Twitter conversation by following and tagging their posts with the hashtag #EPWChat. Be sure to follow @ePolicyWorks on Twitter: Chat Summary for March 7th, 2018
Source: Twitter Chats – ePolicyWorks
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PowerGrip Assisted Grasp Orthosis
Powergrip orthosis


This Electric Powered Prehension Orthosis (EPPO) Wrist-Hand Orthosis, commonly referred to as a wrist splint can be utilized by those who lack hand grasp and sufficient tenodesis-enabling wrist extension strength.  The PowerGrip is indispensable for providing the ability to pickup, grasp, hold, and manipulate objects. Must be fit and mounted by a licensed orthotist. Available complete and ready to use from Broadened Horizons directly, or partner's Jaeco Orthopedics or Becker Oregon. Provides a Palmer and/or Key Pinch style grasp
Source: Broadened Horizons Direct - PowerGrip Assisted Grasp Orthosis Add-on Kit for tenodesis or ratchet-style orthosis
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ELIA—the world’s most intuitive tactile reading system by Andrew Chepaitis

text to speech


— In 1829, Louis Braille published the first book introducing the braille system—and while the applications of braille have been immense, the system still relies on the outdated technologies of the 1800s.

We've created a modern, efficient alternative that's incredibly easy to learn for people who have a visual impairment. 

ELIA letters—known as ELIA Frames—leverage modern printing technology and design principles to optimize each letter’s design and create easily identifiable characters. We based ELIA Frames on the standard Roman alphabet, since roughly 70% of the world’s population uses it to read and write.   Each ELIA Frame features an outer frame (circle, square, house) and interior elements that combine to form the main characteristics of standard alphabet letters.   Source: Kickstarter
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New Accent 1000 Speech Generating Device
Accent® 1000 is a dedicated speech generating device. With its portability and bright 10.1" display, Accent 1000 is easy to access and provides an extensive vocabulary. The Accent 1000 offers a choice of vocabulary options featuring the Unity® family with LAMP/Words for Life™, CoreScanner™, and WordCore. Other available vocabulary options include Essence® for literate adults, the UNIDAD® language system for Spanish/English bilingual use, and WordPower™. The Accent 1000 is powered by PRC’s NuVoice® software and offers built in support resources for clinicians and clients. The Accent 1000 is configured as a dedicated device to meet the functional specifications of the Medicare/Medicaid funding requirements. The Accent 1000 is locked from computer access and all other non-communication functions. Learn more about dedicated/integrated devices. An optional Integrated Feature Pack (IFP) is available for customers who choose to upgrade the device to its full capability. Learn more about dedicated/integrated devices
Source: Store - AAC & Speech Devices from PRC
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Use Echo speakers to send announcements around your home

Amazon Digital Assistants in three size

Amazon Digital Assistants

Amazon keeps building out its Alexa ecosystem by adding more featuresand integrating products. But the platform has more potential than just allowing, say, your Fire tablets in on the voice control fun. But now Alexa has a new ability, Announcements, that lets customers speak into one Echo device and have the message barked out of all the other ones in a network. Basically, it gives your Alexa-connected house a one-way intercom feature.
Users simply say "Alexa, announce ____" and everything after that keyword will be audibly broadcast from every other linked Echo device. Sure, Google updated its Home devices with very similar functionality since November, but there are likely far more of Amazon's voice-controlled speakers in the wild. It's unclear if the feature will spread to other Alexa-compatible devices, but it's rolling out to customers in US and Canada today.
Source: Use Echo speakers to send announcements around your home
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Curriculum Pathways: Writing Navigator

Writing Navigator goes beyond surfacing details: this is right; that is wrong.  It prompts students to make creative decisions, to discover what they want to say, to reach for the best words in the best order.

Writing Navigator App on a variety of tablets.

Writing Navigator

These tools offer instructional features that help you

Source: Writing Navigator
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