Can Audio and/or Digital Books Improve Your Child’s Learning Outcomes? – Part l – National Center for Learning Disabilities | NCLD.org – NCLD

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Research now demonstrates that when children with LD are given accessible instructional materials often referred to as AIM — textbooks or learning materials that are delivered in audio and/or digital formats — they can excel in school and also learn to enjoy reading.

Audio file of article: http://goo.gl/RXWiDZ

via Can Audio and/or Digital Books Improve Your Child’s Learning Outcomes? – Part l – National Center for Learning Disabilities | NCLD.org – NCLD.

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How To: Choose a Wheelchair

Welcome to Episode 1 of a How To video series presented by NCHPAD with the help of Mary Allison Cook, a wheelchair user for the past 23 years. She will lead us through a number of How To’s for the wheelchair user. In this video you will learn the important aspects of how to choose a wheelchair that is right for you.

via How To: Choose a Wheelchair – YouTube.

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An Artificial Hand with Real Feeling | MIT Technology Review

An Artificial Hand with Real Feeling

A new nerve interface gives a sense of touch to a prosthetic limb.

Prosthetic hand grasping cherries

 

Igor Spetic’s hand was in a fist when it was severed by a forging hammer three years ago as he made an aluminum jet part at his job. For months afterward, he felt a phantom limb still clenched and throbbing with pain. “Some days it felt just like it did when it got injured,” he recalls.

via An Artificial Hand with Real Feeling | MIT Technology Review.

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BIG Launcher for Android

Big Launcher app interface

 

A fast and simple Android interface for seniors and people with vision problems.

via BIG Launcher for Android.

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Meds by CareZone | Manage Rx Medication

MedCare app interface

 

CareZone Medications is the leading doctor recommended app for helping you and your family manage medications and doctor’s instructions.

via Meds by CareZone on the App Store.

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ASK NAO Initiative | Accueil

ASK NAO (Autism Solution for Kids) was created by Aldebaran Robotics to customize NAO, our humanoid robot, in order to support teachers with in-class tasks and help children with autism reach new levels of greatness.

via ASK NAO Initiative | Accueil.

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Assistive Technology Blog: PointGrab: Control Household Appliances And Electronic Devices With Point And Gesture Control

A Tel Aviv based company, PointGrab, is working on bringing to the masses a couple of concepts that use motion and gesture controls not just with computers but also with household appliances! The technology works by creating a “transparent space” in front of the user, enabling a touch interface but from a distance. The user has to be pointing their eyes and a finger at the device and perform a gesture to get the desired action. For example, pointing a finger at a lamp will turn it on, and moving it in a downward motion will dim the lamp. Similar gestures can be used to control any device in the house – air conditioners, window shades, thermostats, doors, etc. PointSwitch is the concept that works with appliances, and AirTouch works with computers, televisions, and other consumer devices.

via Assistive Technology Blog: PointGrab: Control Household Appliances And Electronic Devices With Point And Gesture Control.

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EyeMusic: Hearing colored shapes on the App Store

EyeMusic App logo

Have you ever heard colors? Heard shapes? Using the EyeMusic you can experience the visual world without even opening your eyes. With your ears open and your eyes closed join us for a trip around the brain and let us teach you how the world can be experienced with your mind’s eye.

via EyeMusic: Hearing colored shapes on the App Store on iTunes.

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ievaluate app rubric

  image of google spreadsheetThe skills and needs of the individual must be identified first, and then the features necessary to meet the need are arrived at, and finally a tool with those features can be sought. When the tool in mind is a consumer product, such as an app for a tablet, it seems to be even more common to start with the app rather than the student’s need. Jeannette VanHouten thought of all the tough feature matching questions to ask when looking for an app to meet a specific curricular need.

Via the Southern California AAC Network

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Free Today! Timer+ Touch HD on the App Store

Timer+ Touch HD on the App Store on iTunes

 

 

Great app that can be used to visually represent the passage of time. Just use you fingers to set the timer. Free Today! Just in time for Autism Awareness Month!

Timer+ Touch HD on the App Store on iTunes.

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