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Why Every Student Needs Microsoft Office Lens

I was getting ready to complete an assignment the other day, and discovered that I couldn't see the copy that was provided for me. My professor started to panic and wonder what to do. Luckily, I was...

Gmail Inbox Filters/Folders

One thing that some busy teachers that I encounter say most often is that they didn’t get or see an email that was sent to them.  There could be two culprits.  The first is that teacher simply didn’t...

Google Forms

One accessibility challenge that some of my Visually Impaired and blind students faced last school year was independent access to the same form of multiple choice tests that their peers were taking...
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BrailleBack Beta: Braille for Android Devices

BrailleBack app enables a blind user to connect a refreshable braille display to his/her Android device.  With your Android device running TalkBack, the BrailleBack app enables users to navigate,...

Smart Home by Wasserstein: Smart light bulb and smart plug Review

A 'smart home' is a home equipped with appliances, lighting, heating/air conditioning, camera systems, security systems, etc. that can be monitored and controlled remotely by a phone or computer....
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Eclipse Soundscapes app and citizen science project

On August 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will be seen by millions of people in the United States.  The Eclipse Soundscapes Project will help students with visual impairments experience the eclipse through...
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Rain Rain Sleep Sounds App: iOS & Android app for sleeping and anxiety

Many students who are blind or visually impaired have trouble sleeping.  Some students have switched day and night schedules, making it hard to fall asleep at night and to stay awake during class.  ...
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Intro to G Suite Accessibility

Google continues to expand and improve accessibility of Google suite.  Google suite (G suite) is a combination of cloud computing, productivity and collaboration tools developed in 2006 by Google.  G...
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Path Guide: Indoor Navigation App

Path Guide is a recently-released Android app that takes a unique approach to providing step-by-step navigation information for indoor travel. Microsoft's research project, Path Guide, uses the '...
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EziSmart: Making the smartphone easy and accessible for all

Written for Paths to Technology by Richard Chan Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter says: “The mobile phone is the hyperlink of humanity.” While the majority of people take the smart phone for granted,...
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Test-approved Graphing Calculator App

The next generation of graphing calculator - the Desmos app - is available at no cost! This app, which is accessible for users who are blind and visually impaired, is backed by Pearson and is...
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Text Relay for Deaf Blind Users

Students are taught what to do in case of an emergency.  Preschoolers and kindergarten students learn their address and phone number.  They also learn about fire safety and how to call 911 for help...
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335 Navigator App: Android music and audio app

Listen to over 10,000 on-line radio stations as well as media using the 335 Navigator App.  This free app is designed specifically for users who are visually impaired or blind and is fully accessible...

Amazon Echo Dot Review

Last month, a new device joined my technology collection, and has quickly become one of my new favorites. I don't have to worry about making it accessible, because it is perfect right out of the box...

PowerPoint Lesson Plan for Elementary Students

Students are learning to create PowerPoint (or the Apple equivalent, Keynote presentations) in early elementary school.  Here are some simple PowerPoint themes to help you and your students get...
KNFB Reader: an accessible OCR app.

KNFB Instructional Videos

KNFB Reader is a mobile app that reads print aloud.  Designed specifically for users who are visually impaired or blind, KNFB Reader is accessible and easy to use.  KNFB Reader enables visually...
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Nearby Explorer: GPS app

Nearby Explorer is a full featured iOS and Android GPS app designed by APH for users who are blind.  Instead of just providing directions, it describes the environment in ways comparable to reading...

All About Bookshare

Welcome to Print Disability Week, where I will be posting once a day about ways to receive services for a print disability, with a webinar on Thursday in collaboration with AIM-VA, an accessible...
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WebSonora App: Android App

The WebSonora app is designed to enable users to easily search the Internet using voice commands and a simplified interface.  Once the app is opened, simply tap the screen and say the topic.  The app...
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Vicks SmartTemp Thermometer App Review

Do you want to take your temperature or someone else temperature - but you are not able to visually read the thermometer?  Check out BlindMomLife's video review of Vicks Smart Temp Thermometer.  The...

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