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AutisMate LITE the Communication and Life Skills App For Adults and Children with Autism

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AutisMate’s Smart Scenes™ technology combines a traditional grid-display sentence builder with customizable visual scenes, which incorporate visual stories, visual schedules and video modeling into a single learning app.  AutisMate’s personalization allows users to employ images and videos from an environment the individual with autism is familiar, including their home, school or work.

 

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

This is one of the most comprehensive apps I have ever used for students/ individuals with autism or any individual needing AAC or  life skills features that are built right into the app! Visual schedules and timers, customizable interactive scenes that are literally the rooms/ places that the student/ individual will be in daily, video modeling and sequencing, and communication; it’s absolutely phenomenal! The Lite version is FREE and starts with an excellent step by step tutorial and allows you to experience much of what the app has to offer before deciding to purchase the full version. Well worth the price for students/ individuals who will benefit as it replaces so many other apps and having to use multiple apps.

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Introducing Reading Champion – Texthelp’s Newest iPad App!

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Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

‘Children can do the following: 

1.listen to a passage being read aloud using text-to-speech with highlighting 
2.record themselves reading the passage aloud
3.look up any unfamiliar words using the dictionary
4.listen to their own recording and re-record as desired 
5.mark their own progress by selecting words they found difficult

Gold, silver, and bronze medals are awarded. Children and their parents or teachers can access progress graphs to see the improvement that they have made.

 

This is excellent for practicing and improving reading while tracking progress! Try it for free from the app store:https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/reading-champion/id645814938?mt=8

 

Also available from TextHelp is a phenomal app for writing using word prediction called iReadWrite: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ireadwrite/id600843386?mt=8

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Introducing Reading Champion – Texthelp’s Newest iPad App!

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Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

‘Children can do the following: 

1.listen to a passage being read aloud using text-to-speech with highlighting 
2.record themselves reading the passage aloud
3.look up any unfamiliar words using the dictionary
4.listen to their own recording and re-record as desired 
5.mark their own progress by selecting words they found difficult

Gold, silver, and bronze medals are awarded. Children and their parents or teachers can access progress graphs to see the improvement that they have made.

 

This is excellent for practicing and improving reading while tracking progress! Try it for free from the app store:https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/reading-champion/id645814938?mt=8

 

Also available from TextHelp is a phenomal app for writing using word prediction called iReadWrite: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ireadwrite/id600843386?mt=8

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Software & Anroid SmartPhone Help “Blind to See”

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“The Visus Visual Assist System provides visual and audio aids to blind people using the camera and other devices on a cellphone. “

Recogize objects, signs, Text (OCR) & faces and map the inside of a building for future navigation.

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

Innovative Assistive Technology is being tested by students at the Carroll Center for the Blind. It carries a hefty price tag, and there are currently iphone apps that do similar, however I am very interested in comparing this software and the applications that sound excellent, such as recognizing universal symbols such as the bathroom, recognizing/ scanning faces, and mapping the inside of a building for future navigation. I believe a person would introduce themselves prior to having their face scanned, however it is great progress! You can read the full article here: http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2013/07/21/for-blind-kids-smartphone-shows-way/RCxI74zW3ENnpMtXP02oNL/story.html

 

If you have an iPad or iPhone/ iPod touch and want an app that identifies many words, symbols, objects, and colors, check out oMoby.

For OCR check out Textgrabber  (also available on Android, and for navigation BlindSquare is phenomenal.

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Software & Anroid SmartPhone Help “Blind to See”

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“The Visus Visual Assist System provides visual and audio aids to blind people using the camera and other devices on a cellphone. “

Recogize objects, signs, Text (OCR) & faces and map the inside of a building for future navigation.

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

Innovative Assistive Technology is being tested by students at the Carroll Center for the Blind. It carries a hefty price tag, and there are currently iphone apps that do similar, however I am very interested in comparing this software and the applications that sound excellent, such as recognizing universal symbols such as the bathroom, recognizing/ scanning faces, and mapping the inside of a building for future navigation. I believe a person would introduce themselves prior to having their face scanned, however it is great progress! You can read the full article here: http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2013/07/21/for-blind-kids-smartphone-shows-way/RCxI74zW3ENnpMtXP02oNL/story.html

 

If you have an iPad or iPhone/ iPod touch and want an app that identifies many words, symbols, objects, and colors, check out oMoby.

For OCR check out Textgrabber  (also available on Android, and for navigation BlindSquare is phenomenal.

See on www.bostonglobe.com

Max Virtual’s Cynaps Connect Assists Individuals with Conductive Hearing Loss

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Cynaps: Hands-Free, Ears-Free, Bluetooth Bone Conduction Headset in a Hat!” This is for people who  have conductive hearing loss. Similar to BAHA devices, this hat is a  self contained hearing device that amplifies and directs sound to the  inner ear through bone conduction (vibration). Use while Working, Biking, Gaming, Socializing, etc. Hearing/ Listening enhancement in a hat!

 

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

This is excellent, I like that an individual can use it with their own hat or helmet and personalize it to their own style or needs/ activities. Promising Assistive Technology! These videos are also worth watching about the Cynaps:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSkz0DqSNuQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-xER6sc4ts

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yunD-MBOfjk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIP6St7zOzk

 

Website for MaxVirtual: http://www.maxvirtual.com/

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Max Virtual’s Cynaps Connect Assists Individuals with Conductive Hearing Loss

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Cynaps: Hands-Free, Ears-Free, Bluetooth Bone Conduction Headset in a Hat!” This is for people who  have conductive hearing loss. Similar to BAHA devices, this hat is a  self contained hearing device that amplifies and directs sound to the  inner ear through bone conduction (vibration). Use while Working, Biking, Gaming, Socializing, etc. Hearing/ Listening enhancement in a hat!

 

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

This is excellent, I like that an individual can use it with their own hat or helmet and personalize it to their own style or needs/ activities. Promising Assistive Technology! These videos are also worth watching about the Cynaps:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSkz0DqSNuQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-xER6sc4ts

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yunD-MBOfjk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIP6St7zOzk

 

Website for MaxVirtual: http://www.maxvirtual.com/

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Make Math Accessible with MathJax-Free

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Accessible Pages with MathJax

MathJax was design with accessibility in mind and has several powerful features to make math easier to see and read, both for ordinary users as well as those with print and learning disabilities.  Two accessibility features, the ability to scale all math in a page or zoom in on a particular equation, are built in to MathJax.  In addition, MathJax works with MathPlayer to make math accessible to screen readers, to screen magnifiers, and to learning disability software.

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

It makes such a significant difference for individuals with print disbailities or learning disabilities, including those who are low vision or Blind, to access Math and math text with magnification and/ or read aloud in the proper format and order; this is excellent!

http://www.mathjax.org/

 

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iPad Apps for Struggling Readers & Writers and Students with Print Disabilities-Summer iPad Training

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In this workshop you will learn about the

Best Educational iPad Apps for students who have

difficulty with Reading and/or Writing, including

challenges with Math! Learn realistic and meaningful methods of implementation in everyday education and to access curriculum and complete assignments.

http://assistivetechnologyforeducation.com/ai1ec_event/ipad-apps-for-struggling-readers-writers-and-students-with-print-disabilities/?instance_id=24

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

This workshop is being offered on three different dates/ locations in August, see the calendar and description for details. For those who cannot attend in person, this workshop is being offered as a live webinar in September and October. Please email dp.atspecialist@gmail.com with any questions or for information and dates. Calendar and Registration is Here:

http://assistivetechnologyforeducation.com/ai1ec_event/ipad-apps-for-struggling-readers-writers-and-students-with-print-disabilities/?instance_id=24

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The first PDF reader for visually impaired people: Swiss National Association of and for the Blind SNAB

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The Swiss National Association of and for the Blind (SNAB), in collaboration with the Access for All foundation and the service provider xyMedia, has developed an important innovation for visually impaired people. The VIP PDF-Reader overcomes a previously insurmountable problem for people with a visual impairment who want to read and work with PDF files. This innovative product is now available free of charge to Windows, Mac and Linux users.

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

If you open the second document on creating an accessible PDF in Google Chrome, you will have the option to translate it to English, such as here:

http://blog.axespdf.com/index.php/leserseite/items/cheatsheets-pdf-barrierefrei.html

See on www.szb.ch