Monday Tech Tip: Read and Write

by Laura M on April 14, 2014

For today’s tech tip, Brian Norton shows us the Read & Write extension available for free on the Google Chrome browser.

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Your weekly dose  of information that keeps you up to date on the latest developments in the field of technology designed to assist people with disabilities and special needs.

Show Notes:

Ray Grott – Director – The Rehab Engineering and AT Project at San Francisco State university AND the president elect of RESNA | AT Forum:

AFB AccessWorld: Technology and People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired – April 2014 Issue

Meet Cortana, Microsoft’s Siri – Apr. 2, 2014

Microsoft Accessibility: Technology for Everyone, Home

FCC AccessInfo E-mail List Announcements

TFL Webinar: Learning and Growing: Exploring Apps for the Classroom and Transition – Tues April 22 @ 3:00PM EST

Autism rates now 1 in 68 U.S. children: CDC

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A Taste of Technology

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