UPLIFT Motion Stool from Human Solution

It’s no secret how unhealthy it is to sit at a desk for a majority of the day.  Human Solution is on a mission to provide the “healthiest and most productive office solutions.”  One example of their products is the ergonomic UPLIFT Motion Stool. The UPLIFT Motion Stool “has what your body needs for any […]

4 Toys from Melissa & Doug

Last Thursday, I wrote about the Classroom Play Set from Melissa & Doug.  Melissa & Doug is a company that makes toys and other products that offer countless ways to play.  The husband and wife team has been making toys that spark imagination since 1989. Since they offer so many products, it would take far […]

Inclusion Drives Innovation

Inclusion drives innovation. A prime example of this concept lies in the story of Internet pioneer Vinton Cerf. Despite his hearing loss and difficulty speaking, Cerf found himself heavily involved in communications with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in the ’70s. His frustration with verbal communication — and his colleagues’ openness to alternatives — […]

Snapverter Add-On for Read&Write

Read&Write for Google Chrome is an add-on that provides “personalized support to make documents, web pages, and common file types in Google Drive more accessible.”  Now there is an add-on for Read&Write to make it even more accessible called Snapverter. Snapverter is a Google Chrome tool that quickly turns any printed material (e.g. classroom papers, textbooks, […]

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 Chrome Tools for People with Special Needs

I’ve gotten several requests for Google Chrome extensions for different special needs in recent months.  I did a piece on 7 available extensions for learning disabilities back in November 2015.  However, due to the demand, I thought I’d discuss a few more! While my original post was written primarily for students with learning disabilities, this post […]