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AbleLink Apps Create Independence: Part 1

I have been following the work of AbleLink Technologies since I first saw them at a conference back in the late 90’s. I remember being captivated by their software applications on Personal Digital Assistants or PDAs, which helped people with cognitive disabilities increase their independent living and works skills.  Today the company is still at it […]

What Do You Do with an App Like Due?

I heard about the Due App from a buzz surrounding the Assistive Technology (AT) community. When something trends in our quirky group of professionals, you know it must be good. One trip to the App Store and 4 dollars and 99 cents later I had the app in hand and was eager with anticipation to […]

Claro PDF Pro: A Comprehensive App for Learning

I have been looking for an app that will take a picture of a form or worksheet, convert it to text, leave it in its current format, have an option to read the text aloud, AND allow you to write, type, or use speech recognition within the document. Whew!! And, no, I do not think that […]

Claro ScanPen App: Another Tool for Reading!

We are so lucky now with the bevy of apps available to scan in text and have it read aloud such as with the KNFB reader and Prizmo apps.  I guess I am a little spoiled, though, because now I want more!! I have many clients who would like to be able to see the document in its […]

Stay Focused & Grow a Forest with this App!

Do you have trouble staying focused on a task because of your… “SQUIRREL!” …phone and all of its time-sucking apps?  Do you or your child have a diagnosed attention disorder and have trouble focusing due to the ever-present smartphone? If either of these scenarios is familiar, then the Forest: Stay Focused, Be Present app just might be a solution. […]

Belkin Takes the Stage: Two Tablet Stands for Scanning Docs and More!

We work with many people in the school and business worlds who need to be able to take pictures of text and have it read back through apps such as Prizmo and KNFB Reader. When more than a few pages need to be scanned, we suggest a tablet stand of some sort.  We recently acquired the Table […]

No Fee-Emergency Alert System for Home with Your Cell Phone!

I was recently working with a woman who wanted her husband to be able to stay at home safely with an emergency alert system, but they only had a cellphone and could not afford another monthly fee. We decided to try a combination of the Freedom Alert with the X-Link Bluetooth Adapter. The Freedom Alert is a […]

May the Meds be With You with Medisafe!

There are an abundance of apps available for users to remember to take their medications. Narrowing down which one to use can be time-consuming and confusing.  Researchers from Sydney, Australia have narrowed down the pack with their study published on December 2, 2016, where they  reported that “On the basis of the MARS assessment [Mobile […]

Capture all Your Notes with AudioNote 2

AudioNote has been around for a long time and works similarly to the Livescribe Echo SmartPen in that it syncs what is being written with what is heard in the classroom, doctor’s office, etc.. When you want to hear what was said the moment you wrote a particular sentence or doodle on the page, you simply hit Play, […]

indePENdence

The C-Pen Exam Reader pen scanner is a great tool for individuals who comprehend more successfully when their exam questions are read to them. Students who have reading difficulties can independently take exams knowing that they can read and understand the questions. The pen can read text in English, Spanish, French, German or Italian!  It is a […]