The Mac-cessibility Network – News [Lioncourt.com] As is our custom at Mac-cessibility, we won’t be covering the more general enhancements and additions to the iOS operating system which powers Apple’s mobile devices in this review. While some of the new features will certainly be relevant to our discussion, we’re going to be primarily focussing on what’s new in terms of accessibility, especially where regards VoiceOver. A Note on Timing A few people have asked us why we waited so long to publish our review of iOS 5 and the new features found in VoiceOver. The fact is that any users publishing reviews, blogs, and additional information on iOS 5 and the new VoiceOver features prior to 12/October/2011, beyond that which Apple has specifically released, are doing so in violation of Apple’s Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA), which they had to accept before gaining access to the software.
Educational and Assistive Technology Consulting Services — EdTech Associates As we move from computer-based classrooms to online 24/7 digital learning environments, a closer look on how students with specific learning challenges will be supported needs to be addressed. Undoubtedly, the access to mobile devices has increased significantly with new school models being created as we move to 24/7 access to the curriculum by students with devices like iPads, iPod touches and Xoom. The focus of our resources for students with learning challenges is updated here to include apps for the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad. Return often for revisions for Apps for Dyslexic Students and new resources for students identified with autism. A new day has arrived for dyslexic students where apps have been created to support the challenges that they have on a daily basis in school. Here is the "Top Ten apps" (with links to iTunes) for them to get started.
10 Websites to Find Special Needs Apps for the iPad & iPhone This post is part Five of the Special Needs iPad & App Series. In only one year the Apple iPad has revolutionized the tech industry. 15 Million iPads have been sold and estimates are that within the next 3 years over 115 million tablets will be shipped. Dozens if not hundreds of applications have been created that enhance the quality of life for individuals with all types of disabilities.
Keith Lightbody's Technology in Education Website Keith Lightbody's Technology in Education Web Site last updated 25 March 2012 Philosophy This site is about helping everyday people use technology to do a quality job - quicker, easier, smarter! The focus is on achieving good solutions cost-effectively, calmly and simply. I aim to help the 80% of people who just want learning technology to be easy to use and reliable. My site started in late 1996 with some online notes to help teachers buy and use digital cameras in classrooms. iPod Touch/iPhone App Round Up for Users with Significant Disabilities and Those who Teach Them Updated June 19, 2010 Please note YGWYPF notation means "You get what you pay for!"T&T means the blog author uses this applicationBIC is Best in Category, based only on the authors impression, no other criteria are in play * means that the app has been used by the author
Hands On Letters and Numbers with Doodle Buddy When I first began learning to write my letters and numbers, I must have gone through an entire tree worth of paper as I practiced tracing and then writing them on my own. Now, with your iPad your students can practice their letters, numbers, spelling and handwriting while leaving a forest of trees intact. Here’s how I would approach this apptivity: Safari 1. iPad Apps for individuals wirh Special Educational Needs - download a simple guide. Search through the Internet and you will find loads of advice about Apps that meet a whole range of personal, educational and business needs. You can go on for ever exploring new Apps (I do it all the time!) and find you have a device full of Apps and you can’t remember which one you thought would be useful for what!
4specialneeds - Apps Suggest an app 120 apps available. Choose a category: Communication Part 9: Apps for college/university students with learning disabilities Welcome to Apps for college / university students with learning disabilities, Part 9 of “There’s A Special App For That” series on iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad apps for students with special needs. Have a look at our others in the series: This past school year we had many requests for information and training in assistive technologies geared towards supporting college and university students with learning disabilities. Since we are about a month away from back-to-school, we wanted to publish a post that could assist college and university students with special needs in their planning for the new academic year. The students that we consult with are impressive-and so are the individuals and student centres that support them.