Many companies offer several augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices to help individuals with autism spectrum and developmental disorders. However, with the increased use and versatility of tablets, the demand for downloadable AAC applications has elevated. Individuals at Purdue University have created an app called SPEAKall!® which can be downloaded from the App Store to one’s iPad. This app was specifically designed to […]
In recent years, it’s been noted that fewer than 10 percent of legally blind Americans read Braille. And with this number steadily declining as the use of technology increases, what other options are available? With advancements in technology, there are several devices already available to help individuals with visual impairments read. However, individuals often encounter the two […]
Greg Blackman from Eye Can See shows us the new Ruby HD video magnifier by Freedom Scientific. Check it out!
The act of gardening offers many benefits to our planet as well as its vast population. It is an activity that connects us to Mother Earth, provides us with both prismatic environments and nutritious goods, and is often a source of relaxation for most. In sum, gardening positively affects our overall well-being, both inside and out. However, the pastime, though very […]
Writer: Tiffany Whisner, Coles Marketing Communications “I want to be a Disney Princess.” Right away I knew Laura Medcalf and I were kindred spirits. Not only do we share a love for Disney but our favorite Disney Princess as well — Ariel. Like Ariel, Laura is strong-willed, independent and courageous. She has learned to do […]
In last Thursday’s blog, I covered a few apps from Smarty Ears that may help individuals with aphasia, a condition which affects an individual’s ability to express and understand both written and spoken language. Further, the company also offers helpful tools for individuals with other communication conditions including apraxia and dysphagia. APRAXIA The first few apps are helpful resources for apraxia, which […]