Apps for accessibility/inclusion/specialist colleges
Description Braille Institute is proud to introduce ViA (Visually Impaired Apps), a fully accessible app for iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad. ViA has been designed to help identify apps that are useful for adults and children who are blind or have low vision, including those with additional disabilities. Users can easily sort through the 500,000+ apps in the App Store and locate those that were built specifically for, or provide functionality to, the user with a visual impairment. 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.
Wireless technology facilitates independence for people with speech impairments and limited mobilityTechnology to empower people who have impaired speech and mobility as a consequence of illness or a stroke to live independently has been developed by University of Aberdeen scientists, and was presented today at the British Science Festival 2012. The software allows the user to assign simple gestures to actions they would like to be performed in their home – so for example a wave of the hand could action the curtains to open or a 'thumbs up' could switch the lights on in a particular room. Wireless communication technologies –such as Bluetooth – are used to link the software to devices in the home.
iansyst Showcasing the latest developments in assistive technology on stand B130 at BETT 2013, iansyst will be launching azzapt – a new cloud-based service which removes barriers to accessing books, learning materials and text on the move. iansyst will also be featuring a line-up of new products including CapturaTalk for Android TM - a literacy support tool that helps build reading, writing and note taking skills; and the Earlbright eLearning Portal , specifically designed to work as a companion for students who receive one on one training from iansyst. The azzapt service makes text content suitable for learner’s needs whether it be larger font, coloured background, different font styles or an audio version and is available on all types of devices including desktop computers, mobiles or tablets. Taking cloud syncing technology a step further, azzapt automatically applies an individual’s reading preferences to their files whilst transferring it between different mobile devices.
Complete guide to educational and special needs apps The most detailed app guide for special needs families, speech therapists, occupational therapists, social workers and teachers! Our guide breaks down apps by skill set so you can easily find and buy apps that most benefit your child. Great for kids with autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, apraxia, learning disability, sensory issues and more.
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Added by Jeff Dunn on 2012-02-02 If you’re a special education teacher or are simply looking for an innovative way to reach a student… this is for you. Many apps out there are useful in the classroom but they’re not always easy to find in the clogged-up app store. Ever tried searching for ‘education’ in the iTunes store? You won’t get a simple list of the top resources. Heck, that’s why places like ClassroomWindow have started up to help teachers sort the great stuff from the garbage.
Apr 19 2012 This month is Autism awareness month. Kindergarten.com is giving away all of their updated apps for free. You can view the apps on your computer here or on your mobile device search the appstore for Kindergarten.com.
Despite the growing use of multimedia in classrooms, schools remain primarily text oriented. This is a major problem for significant numbers of learners who struggle with text. No matter how capable they may be in other respects, these students are not “academically” oriented in the ways that tend to matter most in the classroom. For many, it’s a processing issue.
Watch the video above to see these new features or read the details below. Use your own voice – The most significant addition to See.Touch.Learn.™ is the ability to record your own voice prompts for each exercise. This is something that our users have been clamoring for and it’s a feature that we believe will significantly improve the effectiveness of the lessons. The voice recording capability is included as part of the Enhanced Audio Pack which can be purchased from within See.Touch.Learn.™ for a special limited time price of $2.99.
Description This interactive game develops language, reasoning, and sorting and classifying skills in your learners. Players must "clean up" by putting 75 photographic images of toys, food, and clothing away in the correct shopping cart, refrigerator, or toy box.
Description A Picture Card Learning System replaces all your physical flash cards. Designed by professionals specifically for those with autism and other special needs. Used by SLP's, BCBA's, Teachers, and Parents to provide custom picture card instruction. ** Includes a starter set of stunning, high-quality images and 60 exercises created by a certified assistant behavior analyst! Additional libraries with over 4,400 additional images and lessons are available for purchase from within the app.
View more photographs in the iHelp for Autism slideshow . Kelly Nicolaisen Leo has plenty of toys, including this circular balance beam, but nothing tops the iPad. Leo’s therapist, Victor Cabrera, comes over four times a week for respite hours. Shannon Rosa calls her autistic son “a little naiad.”
Instead of making folks ferret out multiple posts for apps info, I've put together a categorized spreadsheet of iPad apps for people with autism -- the ones that work for Leo, yes, but eventually lots of other apps as well. The spreadsheet below is scrollable, but you can also go straight to the full screen version . The spreadsheet includes the apps I've reviewed on this site and on BlogHer so far -- with prices, iTunes links to full and lite (free) versions, and review URLs when available. The spreadsheet will be updated frequently, as our apps backlog is burgeoning and many reviews are forthcoming.