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Bruce Salter, a pediatric physical therapist and assistive technology consultant, has created a series of videos and posted them on YouTube. The videos are aimed at parents and educators in an effort to help with the implementation and effective use of programs and apps related to reading and learning. There are instructions for using iPad technology as well as information on IEP's, legislation related to use of restraints and seclusion, ...

Published: 2013 by Bruce Alter , Reviewed: October 03, 2013


The Website of Luis Perez

Luis Perez is an educator with a visual impairment. His website focuses on apps for iPod and iPhone that make materials accessible to people with disabilities. He provides information on new products and creative ways he has found to use Apple programs. He blogs and posts videos on YouTube. He tweets and shares his love of photography and adventure. The website includes a comprehensive resource page and lots of tips ...

Published: 2013 by Luis Perez , Reviewed: September 30, 2013


Little Bear Sees

Little Bear Sees is a website designed to be a resource guide for parents of children with Cortical Visual Impairment. Created by the parents and grandmother of a child with CVI, it answers questions and provides basic information about CVI. It gives advice to parents on what toys are most effective for children with CVI. There are links throughout that can be easily accessed. There are a great many resources, ...

Published: 2013 by Aubri Tallent, Andrei Tallent, Fredy Bush , Reviewed: September 05, 2013


Assistive Technology for Education

The platform for this website is Scoop.it, which creates more of a curated magazine than a traditional website or blog. It allows the curator to find content through tweets, add it to the site, and post remarks about it, which can also be added to. That said, Diana Petschauer, the Assistive Technology for Education curator, has compiled current, relevant information on trends, devices and publications about assistive technology. It is ...

Published: 2013 by Diana Petschauer , Reviewed: September 03, 2013



ACCESS: YouTube is an accessible version of YouTube, which was funded by Jisc through Jisc Advance. It allows people with learning difficulties and disabilities to use this mainstream technology independently. ACCESS: YouTube simplifies the standard You Tube site making it easier to search for and play videos, and allows the use of assistive technologies. It is now publicly available so everyone can benefit from this accessible method. Mike Thrussell, assistive ...

Published: 2013 by Henshaws College and JISC , Reviewed: September 03, 2013


Assistive Technology and the 1:1 Student

A lot has been written about the iPad as an assistive technology tool. In this blog entry, Andrew Marcinek adds to Edutopia's series on 1:1 student and the use of iPads in education. The Boston area instructional technology specialist illustrates the potential for customizing a tool that has been provided to all students through the experience of high school student Meghan Roper. Meghan is able to fully participate in all ...

Published: 2012 by Andrew Marcinek , Reviewed: September 05, 2013


Vision Assist

VisionAssist is a handheld electronic magnifier app that utilizes the iPhone, iTouch or iPad. It is designed to be a portable solution for people with low vision conditions. As users may often be carrying their iPhone or tablet, this is a very convenient app for those times when there is small print and/or a low light reading situation. The app can also be used with Apple TV and a television ...

Published: 2012 by Slinkyware , Reviewed: October 11, 2012


Accessibility Minute-Assistive Technology Tips and Tricks for Everyone

Accessibility Minute is a weekly podcast from the INDATA Project at Easter Seals Crossroads in Indiana. The weekly topics vary but all are focused on assistive technology issues and tips for users with a variety of AT needs related to vision, hearing or mobility impairments. Each segment is a minute or less and the shows are available to download online as MP3 files. The most recent podcasts can be found ...

Published: 2012 by INDATA Project at Easter Seals Crossroads, Indiana , Reviewed: December 03, 2012


James Nuttall Blog

Dr. James Nuttall worked at the State of Michigan Department of Education for 30 years. He worked in a variety of roles within the Special Education Unit. Born two months premature in Denver, he developed an eye disease associated with prematurity, retrolental fibroplasia (RLF), which left him legally blind. While in school he had difficulties learning to read. "On a sixth grade reading test I could read only 27 words ...

Published: 2012 by James Nuttall , Reviewed: December 03, 2012


Perkins Scout

Designed by the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts, Perkins Scout is a free database specific to information and resources for users who have visual impairments or blindness. According to the Perkins School website, the goal is for Scout to become “a centralized hub providing the most reliable and authoritative information about all aspects of living with blindness and visual impairments.” Perkins Scout is well on the way ...

Published: 2012 by Perkins School for the Blind , Reviewed: August 13, 2012


LookTel Money Reader

This app, by IPPLEX, for the Iphone allows you to use your camera to identify currency bills. It is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad. It requires iOS 4.0 or later. It uses Voice over to read the denomination of the bill and can do this in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Polish, Russian, Korean, Finnish, Danish, Swedish, ...

Published: 2012 by IPPLEX , Reviewed: September 26, 2012


Welcome to the Office of Disability Services Assistive Technology web resource

The Keene State College Office of Disability Services (ODS) has an extremely well-organized and comprehensive website on assistive technology and transition. The home page defines assistive technology and then provides critical information on preparedness for transition. It emphasizes that the students who negotiate transition successfully tend to be those who are on top of their technology needs and tools before they arrive on campus. It then goes on to offer ...

Published: 2012 by Keene State College , Reviewed: April 25, 2013



AppleVis is a community driven website that was created to collect information on the accessibility of apps developed for Apple's iOS devices. Its goal is to be a repository of “guides, tutorials and tips that will enable users with vision impairments to get the most from their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.” The site is divided into six sections. The first is the app directory. In this section one can ...

Published: 2011 by AppleVis , Reviewed: February 17, 2012


Technology for the Blind

This blog is a resource guide to discuss accessible technology for the blind. The writers all have vision impairments and work for the Iowa Department for the Blind. They try out different types of technology tools and offer their own opinions about each. The information and resources are easy to read and are described in great detail. The searchable tags make it easy to find specific information and it is ...

Published: 2011 by Iowa Department for the Blind , Reviewed: September 01, 2011


Using Assistive Technology to Promote Childrens Participation

This information is presented as a webinar that has been archived for ongoing use. Although the viewer cannot participate in the webinar, he can access all that was presented in the initial broadcast. The focus of the webinar is participation in learning through the use of adapted assistive technology .The program is not captioned but each screen has text and one has the ability to change the size of the ...

Published: 2011 by Pip Campbell , Reviewed: June 28, 2011


iPad & Deaf-blind Accessibility

iPad & Deaf-blind Accessibility is a presentation by Kim Paulk, a Deaf-blind consumer and technology advocate. It is available on the University of Florida web site in PowerPoint format. In twenty-six slides it does a good job of casting the iPad as a powerful tool for individuals who are deaf-blind. The iPad is described as having, out of the box, a full featured screen reader with 200 times magnification and ...

Published: 2011 by Kim Paulk , Reviewed: December 06, 2012


Using Google Products: How to use accessibility features

This website offers information about Google accessibility features for Google users who have low vision and/or deafness/ hearing impairments. This resource is divided into the two disability areas. Platforms include Android Phones and Chrome Browser with specific information about accessible apps or programs including GMail, Google Maps, Google eBooks, SMS, and more. Each accessiblity feature or Android app has written information and some provide YouTube videos which explain the options. ...

Published: 2011 by Google Accessibility , Reviewed: June 09, 2011


AI as AT: Artificial Intelligence Technology with Crossover Potential

Artificial intelligence can be defined as "the ability of a machine to imitate intelligent behavior." This issue of Technology Voices, the newsletter of the Family Center on Technology and Disability, describes how one researcher in the AI field has applied that background to a number of areas of AT (assistive technology). Kathleen F. McCoy, Ph.D., is a Professor of Computer and Information Science and a Professor of Linguistics at the ...

Published: 2011 , Reviewed: May 31, 2012


Gloria: Current Generation of Tablet Computers and Deaf-Blindness

With the influx of tablet computers and their rising popularity with the general public as well as with those with disabilities, the question arises, is it beneficial across all disabilities? The tablet computers have a lot of great accessibility tools but are the tools sufficient for the deaf-blind population? This blog points out that there are many more apps and options available to the "seeing" user and has greater limitations ...

Published: 2011 by Gloria Rodriguez-Gil , Reviewed: April 28, 2011


Low Vision-National Resource Center for Blind Musicians

This web site is a resource for people with low vision who wish to pursue or continue involvement with music. The need for enlarged sheet music and an appropriate mechanism for viewing it is essential. The website provides information on the particular needs, a little history about previous attempts in making sheet music accessible, and discusses current techniques. There is a link to a program called Lime Lighter from Dancing ...

Published: 2011 by National Resource Center for Blind Musicians , Reviewed: March 10, 2011

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