LEARN – LEAD – GROW : 3 Ways to Use QR Codes to Make Word Walls Accessible to ALL Students


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If students just see a word on a note card or poster, then how can they understand it or use it? What if the student is unfamiliar with the language, pronunciation, or definition? What if students cannot see or read the term? Today I want to focus on ways to make Word Walls more accessible for students of ALL ability levels. Matt Bergman is an educator and blogger that integrates technology into the classroom in Pennsylvania.
Source: LEARN - LEAD - GROW : 3 Ways to Use QR Codes to Make Word Walls Accessible to ALL Students
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Talkitt – A Life Changer for the Speech Impaired | Indiegogo


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Talk App

Talkitt Makes it Possible for People With Speech Disabilities to Communicate Using Their Own Voice. Talkitt translates unintelligible pronunciation from any language into understandable speech. It appears that this solutions involves an app and a subscription service.

Source: Talkitt - A Life Changer for the Speech Impaired | Indiegogo
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The Theory of Everything Stephen Hawking


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The Theory of Everything is the story of the most brilliant and celebrated physicist of our time, Stephen Hawking, and Jane Wilde the arts student he fell in love with whilst studying at Cambridge in the 1960s.Little was expected from Stephen Hawking, a bright but shiftless student of cosmology, given just two years to live following the diagnosis of a fatal illness at 21 years of age. He became galvanized, however, by the love of fellow Cambridge student, Jane Wilde, and he went on to be called the successor to Einstein, as well as a husband and father to their three children. Over the course of their marriage as Stephen’s body collapsed and his academic renown soared, fault lines were exposed that tested the lineaments of their relationship and dramatically altered the course of both of their lives.
Source: The Theory of Everything - Official Trailer (Universal Pictures) HD - YouTube
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MyEpilepsy App: Cleveland Clinic


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My Epilepsy App

MyEpilepsy app interactive questionnaire can help suggest treatment options that may be most appropriate to pursue.- Content includes:•Interactive Seizure Diary •Medication Reminder•MyEpilepsy Path Interactive Questionnaire •Appointment Manager•Epilepsy facts and myths •How epilepsy is diagnosed•Medical and surgical treatment information•First Aid tips for Seizures•Cleveland Clinic Epilepsy Guides •Links to the Cleveland Clinic Epilepsy Center web site •MyChart - mobile access to your electronic medical records- Ability to provide feedback to the app via our interactive survey - Ability to request a second opinion appointment with a Cleveland Clinic Epilepsy Center specialist- Ability to access MyConsult, Cleveland Clinic’s online second opinion service
Source: Cleveland Clinic MyEpilepsy on the App Store on iTunes
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Gateway Vocabulary – TouchChat – Communication Apps


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Gateway Vocabulary: Touchchat app

Gateway Vocabulary in TouchChat  app provides a developmentally based set of core word vocabularies enabling efficient message formation by children and adults. Them pages support AAC use in school, play and the community.
Source: Gateway© Vocabulary - TouchChat - Communication Apps for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch
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ViA App – By Braille Institute


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ViA App by the Braille Institute

Using the industry leading accessibility features native to iOS devices, ViA allows users to sort apps by category, price, and the App Store star rating.  ViA has a forum to suggest and discuss apps with the ever-growing, interactive community of avid iOS users.  It also links to external reviews, podcasts, and blogs that provide further insight into the use of a specific app. Users can track new apps that fall into the categories that interest them, making the process of locating appropriate apps even easier.  The apps that appear in ViA are suggested by users, educators, parents, and Braille Institute partner organizations.
Source: ViA - By Braille Institute on the App Store on iTunes
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Brain Book and My Bionic Brain and how to use them – My Bionic Brain Basics


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Brain Book App by Cognitive Harmonics

Cognitive Harmonics Inc offers a comprehensive life and work management system specially designed for persons with brain injury. The BRAIN BOOK® System and now My Bionic Brain® a customized life manager/day planner specially designed to meet the complex needs of persons with brain injury - both at home and at work. The system can be customized to meet the individualized needs of persons with mild, moderate, and severe brain injury.
Source: Brain Book and My Bionic Brain and how to use them - My Bionic Brain Basics
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CanPlan on the App Store


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CanPlan app

CanPlan promotes independence and builds confidence by helping people with cognitive challenges complete tasks successfully. Virtually any activity can be broken into a sequence of easy-to-follow steps, illustrated by photos and reinforced with optional text and audio. Scheduling and reminder features ensure each task gets done on time.
Source: CanPlan on the App Store on iTunes
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Signs: Canadian restaurant with deaf servers


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Diners at a new Canadian restaurant staffed almost entirely with deaf servers are being encouraged to order using sign language. "Signs," on Toronto's Yonge St., gives clients a handy cheat sheet so they can communicate with hard of hearing staff. Bosses hope the eatery, which opened last Tuesday, will teach curious customers about the challenges those without hearing face on a daily basis. "They will enjoy learning sign language," owner Anjan Manikumar, who hopes to introduce people to the basics of American Sign Language, told CTV Toronto.
Source: Canadian restaurant with deaf servers encourages diners to use sign language VIDEO - NY Daily News
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ivee Sleek: Wi-Fi Voice-Activated Assistant by ivee — Kickstarter


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ivee Sleek

ivee Sleek is the first Wi-Fi Voice-Activated Assistant for the home that helps you manage and control your connected devices without any hands. In addition, ivee helps you set reminders, wakes you up on time, and even fetches live Internet content (like weather, stocks, and news) that is relevant to you. Our goal is to create a simpler and more natural way of interfacing with the Internet and your smart home. 
Source: ivee Sleek: Wi-Fi Voice-Activated Assistant by ivee — Kickstarter
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