PowToon Animations, Free Accounts for Teachers


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Powtoon anmimation where client says "I never asked for this color . Try  changing it a little. "

Powtoon Annimation

It's Easy & Intuitive  with Powtoon Animations . You don’t need to be a professional animator to get started with PowToon. We provide all the animation tools you’ll ever need to immediately begin creating your own  animated videos and animated presentations. From start to finish, you’ll be guided through a surprisingly simple process, resulting in eye-catching videos that will hook your Students without fail.
Free teacher accounts are now available at http://www.powtoon.com/lp/toonup/
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Big Words Communications App


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Big Words App

Big Words communication app just got even more simple for iPad. This app can be used by the deaf and hard of hearing to communicate in large print by entering a string of text.  Big Words is now shipping with an update, bringing the critically acclaimed communication tool to the iPad’s much larger display and keyboard.  Customer Review: "Great for Hearing Impairments"  I was looking through the app store for something like this. I wanted to be able to do exactly what the app does and it does it well. I'm a nurse and have several hearing impaired patients. It's far easier on both of us now that I can just speak and it displays my words. Removes the issue of handwriting.
Source: Big Words on the App Store on iTunes
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The Wireless Page To TV Magnifier


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Wireless Page to TV Magnifier

Wireless Page to TV Magnifier

This is the wireless page to TV magnifier  that magnifies written material up to 70X and displays the text on a television for easier viewing. As easy to use as a computer mouse, the device is simply guided over books, newspapers, or magazines and wirelessly transmits enlarged text and images to a television. An LED inside the scanner ensures onscreen images are bright and crisp and the text can be displayed in black on a white background, white on a black background, or in color. The scanner transmits the reading material up to 32' from the included receiver that plugs into a television using the included 10' RCA video cable. Magnifies from 20X to 70X.
Source: The Wireless Page To TV Magnifier - Hammacher Schlemmer
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Smartphones for Blind | Cell phones for visually impaired


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Ray Smartphone

Ray Smartphone

RAY is the world’s only smartphone developed specially for the blind, from its unique operating system & eye-free operation to specialized built-in apps and content featuring:
This affordable, integrated device replaces multiple expensive and complex accessories required for essential communication, orientation, daily routine tasks, entertainment and more.
Source: Smartphones for Blind | Cell phones for visually impaired
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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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