Using Apps for Memory Training | Introducing Memory Strategies

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Memory App (Do You Remember?)

Memory App (Do You Remember?)

Augmenting Memory Apps

Augmenting Memory App

The literature on the effectiveness of memory training in acquired brain injury is mixed, but there is some evidence that training memory strategies in people with mild impairments can improve functional outcomes.  Search the App Store for "memory" and you'll find an assortment of apps that recreate the children's matching card game "Memory." So with a focus on strategies, of what use are these memory game apps in neurological rehabilitation?One use for a game app that recreates a familiar game or task is to get clients comfortable with using the iPad. Before you train them to enter events into an electronic calendar or introduce more complicated tasks, simple games help build rapport in therapy between the client and both the clinician and the device.  Playing a memory matching game such as Awesome Memory (free for iPad) is easy for technophobes - a simple touch turns over the card to reveal beautiful artwork of various fruits (expansion packs available). This particular app is useful for the
frog tipping its hat

Thanks to OT with Apps for the Tip!

multi-player mode, allowing clients to compete against clinicians (who may or may not try as hard they can) and the range of 12-30 cards per game.
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Turtlebot | low-cost, personal robot kit
TurtleBot is a low-cost, personal robot kit with open-source software. With TurtleBot, you’ll be able to build a robot that can drive around your house, see in 3D, and have enough horsepower to create exciting applications. Hardware The main hardware includes: Kobuki Base Asus Xion Pro Live Netbook (ROS Compatible) Kinect Mounting Hardware TurtleBot Structure TurtleBot Module Plate with 1 inch Spacing Hole Pattern Software The robotic software development environment includes: An SDK for the TurtleBot A development environment for the desktop Libraries for visualization, planning, and perception, control and error handling. Demo applications Source: Turtlebot
Turtlebot Robot

Turtlebot Robot

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Keyboarding Without Tears
App for the iPad This app provides access to the Keyboarding Without Tears K-5 curriculum. The Keyboarding Without Tears K-5 curriculum features: • Effective, game-based activities • Pre-keyboarding and touch typing lessons • Developmentally appropriate lessons by grade • Easy online progress monitoring • Digital literacy, digital citizenship and general computer readiness • Strong English Language Arts connections
Keyboarding without Tears Activity

Keyboarding without Tears Activity

We make it easy to teach the foundation skills students need to succeed with today’s classroom work and online testing. Builds touch typing fluency and speed. Includes general computer readiness and digital citizenship skills, too! Web-based, compatible with PC/Mac computers, Chromebooks, iPads, and tablets Configures to various roster management and SSO solutions.
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National Cristina Foundation Veterans Resource Guide » National Cristina Foundation
Veterans Computer Resource Guide
The Veterans Resource Guide provides information and resources to enable veterans to use computers more effectively. Choose from the 9 areas of concern below to see potential solutions to problems faced by veterans. I need help with...
  1. I need computer related resources to help me better control the computer.
  2. I need computer related resources to help me work with numbers.
  3. I have a hearing loss and need computer related resources to help me.
  4. I need help accessing a computer because I have low vision or am blind.
  5. I find it challenging to operate the computer's keyboard or the mouse.
  6. I need to learn more about how computers work and manage information.
  7. I need computer related resources to help keep me on track.
  8. I get frustrated when reading text on a computer screen.
  9. I get frustrated with my writing skills on a computer.
Source: National Cristina Foundation Veterans Resource Guide » National Cristina Foundation
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Tips for Specific Disabilities | disabilityfeast
man and women cooking in the kitchen

Adapted Cooking

Tips for Specific Disabilities

We have a lot of general information on this site, but we also understand that different disabilities lend themselves better toward different cooking, shopping, and eating styles. The “Tip Sheets” tab is made for quick and easy dissemination of information. We have tips of many different types that you can easily print or email to friends. The idea is to provide you with something short and sweet that you will be able to commit to memory or try out on a weekly or even daily basis.
Turntable or Lazy Susan

A Turntable or Lazy Susan puts things within reach.

Man turning dials at stovetop.

Stovetop allows for smooth transition of pots to the countertop.

Long Arm Grabber

Long arm grabber for easy access to items on high shelves.

Other accessible kitchen tools and devices. Accessible tools Source: Tips for Specific Disabilities | disabilityfeast
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EnPathia | Accurate Pointer Control
Enpathia Band

Enpathia Head Band

The EnPathia system can be attached to any part of the body for accurate pointer control. With subtle muscle movements in the head, arms, wrist, legs, wherever is comfortable, EnPathia allows for smooth natural movement of the mouse cursor, keyboard strokes and whatever
Enpathia Wrist Band

Enpathia Wrist Band

device access you need. Compatible with Grid 3 and The Grid 2 Accurate device access for those with limited mobility
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Universal Design Lab | Inclusive Shared Reading Project
We are focused on design and intervention work that makes the world a more universally accessible place.Connector.WhatAt the core, our work centers on accessibility, specifically in the areas of (1) Augmentative and Alternative Communication, (2) Assistive Technology, and (3) Universal Design for Learning.HowWe concentrate our efforts on research and development, educational content, and community service. Samuel Sennott, Ph.D. founded the uLab upon accepting a faculty position at PSU, after co-creating the popular AAC app Proloquo2Go.

The Shared Reading Program

Providing materials and coaching for a more inclusive shared reading time.

Please download and use these communication displays.

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Universal Design Lab

Frozen with Print AAC and Proloquo2Go File

Frozen with Print AAC and Proloquo2Go File

The Universal Design Lab would like you to feel free to link to this page, but please do not post the resources on your own site ( primarily for versioning purposes).
Inclusive Shared Reading Project Proloquo2Go file for downloading all book displays at once for easy importing. Inclusive Shared Reading Project Proloquo2Go File
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Logitouch Wireless Controls | Vehicle’s Secondary Controls
Creative Controls, Inc. is a manufacturer/distributor of adaptive transportation and mobility equipment for people with disabilities
Logitouch steering modification

Logitouch Wireless Controls

LogiTouch™ is ideal for drivers who are looking for ease in operating a vehicle's secondary controls (switches). LogiTouch adds a new dimension to adaptive driving by putting up to 18 function controls right at your fingertips. The National Mobility Equipment Driving Association (NMEDA) recommendations were an important factor in its design to ensure the highest level of quality and functionality.
Logitouch Controls

Logitouch Controls

up to 18 Functions INCLUDING: Horn, Hazards, Head Lights (ON/OFF), Left Turn Indicator, Right Turn Indicator, Head Lights Dim, Front Wash, Rear Wash, Parking Lights, Front Wiper (x3 Speeds), Rear Wiper, Head Lights Flash, Front Fog Lights, Rear Defrost Source: Logitouch Wireless Controls .
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Eye Sim | The Eyesight Simulator
eyesight simulator

Eye Sim

Share your eyesight

Whether you have just had laser eye surgery or you are discussing your vision with friends, once you've entered your eye prescription, you can use the social share links to literally show people how you see the world.

How it works

Developed by Physicists from Harvard and Warwick Univeristy, Eye Sim uses complex algorithms to construct a wavefront consisting of Zernike Polynomials. A convolution is then performed of the wavefront and an image to simulate your natural eyesight.
Source: Eye Sim | The Eyesight Simulator
Posted in Visual Impairment | Tagged | Leave a comment | Accessibility Bugs and Fixes
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Welcome to AppleVis' list of accessibility-related bugs believed to be present in the iOS and OS X operating systems. This list is an attempt to centrally organize information on the bugs that the AppleVis Editorial Team is aware of, thereby hopefully making it easier for you to assess the current status of accessibility on these platforms. These lists are for informational purposes only, and they are meant to be a centralized location for users to research active bugs and to find possible workarounds. Source: AppleVis Bugs and Fixes 
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