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Posts By Lynette Wavra

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 […]

Zoom in on This New Low Vision App

Ever struggled to read on your smartphone/tablet because of your sight? If you’re suffering from an eye disease such as macular degeneration or glaucoma or just having trouble to read those tiny characters on your device then ClariaZoom may be for you. ClariaZoom makes your devices accessible and easy-to-read thanks to its big character interface, […]

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 […]

“Read All About It: the C-Pen Reader”

The C-Pen Reader is an ideal tool for students, teachers and professionals to capture essential information!   It is a totally portable, pocket-sized device that reads text out loud with an English or Spanish human-like digital voice. It’s a scanning pen that displays a word definition and reads text aloud to support individuals with reading difficulties. It’s […]

Roll Your Way to Easier Computer Access

The RollerMouse by Contour www.contourdesign.com is an ergonomic alternative to the traditional computer mouse. It’s a mouse which moves a cursor around your screen which you control by moving a hollow tube around on a metal bar. If you want the cursor to move up, you rotate the tube away from you, and down you move it […]

Battery Operated Switch Scissors–It Really “Makes the Cut!”

Switch-adapted scissors from Enabling Devices will allow children and adults with varying types of disabilities participate in art and other classroom or home activities. They are easy to use. Only requirements are a switch and 2 AA batteries.  I tried them while the scissors was attached to the base unit, and then again after disconnecting […]

What a “Handi Thing!”

If you or someone you know, experiences tremors during fine motor tasks, the HandWeight could “lend a hand.”  The HandiWeight weighted glove was created by HandiThings. This glove increases kinesthetic awareness during fine motor or self-help activities.  It provides proprioceptive input, increases sensory feedback, and can also be used for strengthening exercises. It assists in promoting a good […]

Apple Apps to Help With Task Management

There are many useful apps out there to assist individuals with communication needs, developmental delays, those who are on the autism spectrum, and anyone who would benefit from a structured environment with visual schedules to increase independence and lower anxiety.  Here are some of my favorites…  Pictello Pictello is the perfect tool for visual storytelling […]

ND School for the Blind Foundation Announces Grant Program

The North Dakota School for the Blind Foundation has announced a grant program, especially designed to help meet the needs of students and adults with visual impairments.  Ten or more grants, each one ranging from $25 up to $500, will be awarded to Infants through Grade 12 students.  Two or more grants, each ranging from $25 […]

Dollarbird App: Track and Forecast Your $

Dollarbird is a smart personal finance calendar with a lot to offer. It’s a money managment App for tracking and forecasting your money.  This App could be very useful for those just starting to manage their own finances.  It could help individuals with disabilities who are trying to become more independent with their finances.  It is […]