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TacType — Touch-type on your iPad Keyboard

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The TacType Keyboard turns the iPad virtual keyboard into a real keyboard with tactile feedback—without the drawbacks of a Bluetooth keyboard.

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

Excellent For students and individuals who need the tactile feedback and guidance, and/ or those who have difficulty with resting their hands on the ipad screen.

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TacType — Touch-type on your iPad Keyboard

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See on Scoop.itAssistive Technology for Education

The TacType Keyboard turns the iPad virtual keyboard into a real keyboard with tactile feedback—without the drawbacks of a Bluetooth keyboard.

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

Excellent For students and individuals who need the tactile feedback and guidance, and/ or those who have difficulty with resting their hands on the ipad screen.

See on www.redtreegear.com

eGFI – Student Blog » Britain’s Bionic Athlete Claire Lomas

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eGFI is proudly brought to you by the

American Society for Engineering Education. We are committed to promoting and enhancing efforts to improve K-12 STEM and engineering education.

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

Attention Iron Man fans. Powered suits of armor like the one designed by fictional industrialist/engineer Tony Stark may soon save or improve the lives of real people.

In 2011, a motorized exoskeleton created by engineering students at the University of California, Berkeley allowed classmate Austin Whitney to walk across the stage to receive his diploma. Now, English athlete Claire Lomas is making medical history as the first paraplegic to use an exoskeleton  to get around home and town.

…Awesome Progress in Assistive Technology! Making things possible that could otherwise be impossible. 🙂

See on students.egfi-k12.org

Apple Launches Apps for Teachers Category

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In recognition of the widespread use of iPads in schools and

general education, Apple recently released a new Apps for Teachers category in the App Store.…

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

This is great, there are many excellent apps for so many subjects/ skills/ features/ assignments/ lessons etc. in general and special education. It would be great if there was a way for teachers to add/ recommend apps as well as other professionals. I provide training on apps and have SO many to add to this list!

See on ipadeducators.ning.com

Over 200 Presentation and Hands-On Lab Hours | Closing The Gap-Changing lives with Assistive Technology-Annual Conference

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iPad Apps for Struggling Readers & Writers, Live Training at Closing the Gap; This Training is being offered as a Live Webinar on October 29th, Register Here

https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=RSJjaaUmrOmrYgkPneeWrw

 

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

Diana Petschauer’s insight:

Assistive Technology for Education :

In this live webinar training you will learn about the Best Educational iPad Apps for students or adults who have difficulty with Reading and/or Writing, including challenges with Math! Apps that are useful for related therapists such as OT, SLP, and Reading Specialists will also be demonstrated. If your student struggles with a print disability due to Dyslexia or specific LD, Low Vision or Blindness, Difficulties with Processing or Executive function, or Physical Disabilities, you will learn about apps that will assist them to read, write, compute, complete assignments, create graphic organizers, schedule and receive reminders, comprehend, organize, take notes, and access textbooks and learning materials in a digital and audio format. Apps that include text-to-speech for books, websites, documents, and PDF’s with annotation; word prediction; note taking; graphic organizers and mind-mapping; magnification; voice recognition; audio recording; math support; Scanning with OCR (Optical character recognition);object identification; support while browsing the internet and researching; font selection; Letter & Number formation and foundational literacy skills; Digital story creating, and more. You will learn about realistic methods of implementing apps in education and to access everyday curriculum and learning materials. Applications for employment and access to the community will also be demonstrated. A recording of this webinar will be sent to you upon attendance for your future review and access. This Webinar is being offered at two different times on this date, 9:00 am and again at 4:00 pm. Each session is 2 hours long.

Register Here:

https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=RSJjaaUmrOmrYgkPneeWrw

 

Check out all of the phenomenal sessions and exhibits at Closing the Gap here:http://www.closingthegap.com/conference/

See on www.closingthegap.com

Over 200 Presentation and Hands-On Lab Hours | Closing The Gap-Changing lives with Assistive Technology-Annual Conference

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See on Scoop.it – Assistive Technology for Education

iPad Apps for Struggling Readers & Writers, Live Training at Closing the Gap; This Training is being offered as a Live Webinar on October 29th, Register Here

https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=RSJjaaUmrOmrYgkPneeWrw

 

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

Diana Petschauer’s insight:

Assistive Technology for Education :

In this live webinar training you will learn about the Best Educational iPad Apps for students or adults who have difficulty with Reading and/or Writing, including challenges with Math! Apps that are useful for related therapists such as OT, SLP, and Reading Specialists will also be demonstrated. If your student struggles with a print disability due to Dyslexia or specific LD, Low Vision or Blindness, Difficulties with Processing or Executive function, or Physical Disabilities, you will learn about apps that will assist them to read, write, compute, complete assignments, create graphic organizers, schedule and receive reminders, comprehend, organize, take notes, and access textbooks and learning materials in a digital and audio format. Apps that include text-to-speech for books, websites, documents, and PDF’s with annotation; word prediction; note taking; graphic organizers and mind-mapping; magnification; voice recognition; audio recording; math support; Scanning with OCR (Optical character recognition);object identification; support while browsing the internet and researching; font selection; Letter & Number formation and foundational literacy skills; Digital story creating, and more. You will learn about realistic methods of implementing apps in education and to access everyday curriculum and learning materials. Applications for employment and access to the community will also be demonstrated. A recording of this webinar will be sent to you upon attendance for your future review and access. This Webinar is being offered at two different times on this date, 9:00 am and again at 4:00 pm. Each session is 2 hours long.

Register Here:

https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=RSJjaaUmrOmrYgkPneeWrw

 

Check out all of the phenomenal sessions and exhibits at Closing the Gap here:http://www.closingthegap.com/conference/

See on www.closingthegap.com

CanPlan App for iPhone & iPad-Schedule and Planning app with Photos and Audio & a reminder- FREE!

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Simple Sequencing for Accomplishing tasks for those who need assistance with planning, scheduling, task management and completion. 

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

CanPlan is a phenomenal App for Students and Adults who benefit from scheduling/accomplishing tasks with supportive pictures, instructions, and audio. In addition, set a reminder so it gets done! For students in school, the community, or at home, as well as aging adults who need this support…and it’s currently FREE in the itunes store!

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CanPlan App for iPhone & iPad-Schedule and Planning app with Photos and Audio & a reminder- FREE!

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See on Scoop.itAssistive Technology for Education

Simple Sequencing for Accomplishing tasks for those who need assistance with planning, scheduling, task management and completion. 

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

CanPlan is a phenomenal App for Students and Adults who benefit from scheduling/accomplishing tasks with supportive pictures, instructions, and audio. In addition, set a reminder so it gets done! For students in school, the community, or at home, as well as aging adults who need this support…and it’s currently FREE in the itunes store!

See on itunes.apple.com

RoboDesk motorized wheelchair tray puts mobile devices front and center

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A researcher at Purdue University has developed a motorized wheelchair tray that is designed to make it easier for wheelchair users to

access mobile devices…

 

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

“The RoboDesk was developed by Brad Duerstock, an associate professor of engineering practice in Purdue’s Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering and School of Industrial Engineering, who hopes it will make it easier for wheelchair users to study so as to increase their employment opportunities.”

Assistive Technology-Leveling the Playing Field and providing equal opportunities! The video shows the tray in action.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GehfR-exObc

See on www.gizmag.com

Teen’s inexpensive 3D-printed prosthetic could aid amputees in the third world

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Easton LaChappelle, a 17-year old high school student,

is developing an alternative to

advanced prosthetic arms and hands using freely available online resources…He started with Legos at a science fair and now is working with NASA!

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

This is excellent, what a brilliant and well-meaning young man; this will make a significant difference in the lives of many. Awesome.

http://www.gizmag.com/easton-lachappelle-3d-printed-prosthetic/28685/?utm_source=Gizmag+Subscribers&utm_campaign=6128234b18-UA-2235360-4&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_65b67362bd-6128234b18-90865821

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