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 […]

Word Bank Universal for Google Chrome

Don Johnston Inc., the developer behind Co:Writer, Snap&Read, and more, has recently released Word Bank Universal.  Word Bank Universal is an extension for Google Chrome that puts a word bank directly onto your browser. What is a word bank exactly?  Word banks provide core vocabulary which can help in: Vocabulary development Spelling support Gaining the […]

Ruff’s House Teaching Tactile Set

While some children learn best by watching (visual learners), others require a more hands-on approach.  These tactile learners need the stimulation of touch to learn.  The Ruff’s House Teaching Tactile Set allows children to learn many skills by feeling their way through Ruff’s textured bones. Children ages 3 and up will have fun helping Ruff […]

Creating a Social Experience Through Video Games

People with disabilities can need assistance in many different ways – getting trained for and finding a good job, communicating with others and even negotiating some of the basic necessities of life. But some have chosen to provide a helping hand by making video games more accessible. One of the foremost in this field is […]

Claro ScanPen

Our very own director, Brian Norton, introduced the Claro ScanPen app in a Tech Tip earlier this week.  It is an app that allows you to have printed text spoken aloud.  This app can be useful for students with dyslexia, low vision, and much more. Claro ScanPen allows users to take a photo of their printed […]

The Future of Braille

Why use Braille? Technological developments are bringing more and more assistance to those who are blind or have visual impairment. A standard iPhone ships with the VoiceOver screen reader app, allowing users to have information read to them. Speech synthesizers, once infamous for their robotic and sometimes difficult-to-understand timbre, have become more and more naturalistic. […]