Halloween Fun with Toca Boo

Toca Boca offers several fun, kid-safe apps with loads of open-ended play experiences.  The company believes in “the power of play to spark kids’ imaginations and help them learn about the world.”  They design their products from children’s perspective to “empower them to be playful, creative, and to be who they want to be.”  One […]

4 Wireless Health Monitoring Devices

I discussed three different activity trackers on last week’s featured blog.  I wanted to continue discussing other health-related devices for this week’s feature as well by covering four wireless health monitoring devices. Disclaimer: Please note that the following is a list of medical devices.  Please consult with your healthcare provider to see what works best […]

Montessorium’s Intro to Letters

Intro to Letters by Montessorium is an app that teaches children how to trace, read, write, and record letter sounds, names, and phonograms in English.  The app is based on the proven Montessori methodology. The Montessori Method was developed by Maria Montessori who was a scientist and educator.  She discovered that because children are innately […]

Nokia Thermo Smart Thermometer

If you’re like me, you may think of nothing but old cell phones when you hear the company name Nokia.  You may even ask yourself, “Are they even still around?”  Yes, in fact, they are!  They’ve made a strong comeback offering a catalog of smart devices for everyday living and tools to promote health.  One of […]

Nearby Explorer App

Yesterday I discussed a handful of apps that are fully accessible using VoiceOver.  One I didn’t discuss is Nearby Explorer, which is a GPS app for people who are blind. Nearby Explorer is yet another app from the American Printing House for the Blind (APH).  (If you’re unfamiliar with APH, it is a nonprofit that offers thousands […]

5 popular apps using VoiceOver

VoiceOver is a built-in screen reader found on Apple devices.  When using VoiceOver, users can access Macintosh or iOS devices with spoken descriptions and, when using the Mac, the keyboard.  This has made the devices accessible for users with visual impairments, as well as those with dyslexia. If you visit the App Store now on […]