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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 […]

The Wheel for the Apps Goes Round and Round….

There are many iPad apps out there for Autism, but how does one know which ones to investigate for the common learning characteristics of individuals on the Autism Spectrum (ASD)?  When looking for apps for students with ASD, it’s important to consider all educational apps, and not just those labeled as Autism apps, but the […]

VR-Transition Program Update

If you are, or you know, a student or family member who is a ND high school student with disabilities age 14-21, this update is for you! This past year, an increasing number of ND high school students with physical, sensory, intellectual, mental and communication disabilities have utilized the services made available through Assistive’s Agreement […]

The Ability to Read for Everyone!

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teacher.” – quote by Charles William Eliot   As a former librarian, one of my favorite programs was the Talking Book Program run by the National Library Service for the Blind and […]

7 Ways to Improve Direct Access to Tablets for People with Physical Disabilities

Are you working with someone who has trouble accessing the touchscreen on their tablet?  Here are a few ways to help improve access: Gloves/Mittens with One finger or Thumb Cut Out for Touch Screen Use To eliminate accidental touches and improve accuracy when using a touch screen, a glove or mitten with a hole cut […]

Getting the Read on Reader Pens, Let’s Compare

As a follow up to my recent post on the C-Pen Reader by Scanning Pens Ltd. I recommend you view the podcast below.  It contains information on the C-Pen Reader, and compares it to the ReadingPen 2 by Wizcom. Both pens were designed with the purpose of improving reading skills, understanding, learning, and utilizing text, but the […]