Monday Tech Tip: Inspiration Maps app for brainstorming and organizing ideas

Josh Anderson, Assistive Technology Specialist, at Easter Seals Crossroads, shows us an app called Inspiration Maps which is a great tool for brainstorming and then turning those ideas into organized outlines, graphs, and diagrams.

Check it out here:

AM146 – Skoog Music

Podcast: Play in new window | Download 146-08-28-15 Skoog Musical Instrument Hey there! Welcome to Accessibility Minute, your weekly look at Assistive Technology, those clever tools and devices designed to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing or other special needs! Greek philosopher Plato once stated: “Music gives a soul to the universe, […]

StealthFly: Endless runner game for the visually impaired

“It is night.  You are a pilot, navigating a treacherous cliff-side.  Suddenly, the lights dim in the plane.  You can no longer see.  You only have the sound of the plane whizzing past the cliffs to guide you…”  Welcome to StealthFly, an endless runner game and winner of the SS12: Project Possibility Hackathon.  While there are […]

Not Just Another School Year

Writer: Tiffany Whisner, Coles Marketing It’s time to head back to school! The heat of summer still lingers, but students and their families are buying school supplies, packing backpacks and getting ready for another school year. The transition from summer to school can be tough — and even more difficult for students with disabilities or […]

iGuardStove: Convert your stove into a smart stove

Scenario 1: In today’s fast-paced society, it seems as though we’re always in a rush.  We’ve been spoiled with smart technologies that provide us with instant notifications of texts, emails, and other miscellaneous alerts.  We’ve grown accustomed to everything being so instant and easy that we may neglect simple tasks, like turning off the stove.  Such […]

Monday Tech Tip: How to Connect a Braille Display to a Bluetooth-enabled iOS device

Belva Smith, Assistive Technology Specialist, at Easter Seals Crossroads, shows us how to connect a bluetooth Braille display to an iOS device. Here she shows us how to connect the Braille display to her iPhone. Check it out here:

ATFAQ012 – Q1. Where can I find a grant for a wheelchair accessible van? Q2. Are there learning disability apps that will take picture and read text to me? Q3. Can I make my computer stop playing music while NVDA is reading my screen? Q4. What is the best noise canceling microphone for Dragon Naturally Speaking? Q5. Is there an app that takes pictures of business cards and enters the information into my contacts? Q6. What technology can help a student with low vision read the chalkboard from a distance in the classroom? Q7. What advice would you give a young person wanting to go into assistive technology as a career?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download ATFAQ012-08-24-15 Show notes: Panel: Brian Norton, Mark Stewart, Belva Smith, and Wade Wingler Q1. Where can I find a grant for a wheelchair accessible van? Q2. Are there learning disability apps that will take picture and read text to me? Q3. Can I make my computer stop playing […]

AM145 – Nest Protect 2.0

Podcast: Play in new window | Download 145-08-21-15 Nest Protect 2.0 Hey there!  Welcome to Accessibility Minute, your weekly look at Assistive Technology, those clever tools and devices designed to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing or other special needs! It seems as if all devices can be connected to one’s smartphone nowadays–from […]