Claria Zoom app for Android

Individuals who have macular degeneration, glaucoma, etc., commonly experience low vision.  Smartphones offer a myriad of benefits to their users, but individuals with visual impairments may be limited to its functions.  Claria Zoom is an award-winning app making these smartphones more accessible and easier-to-read for individuals with low vision. Claria Zoom is an Android app with a large character […]

STEM Storiez: Switch-accessible ebooks!

Zyrobotics is a company dedicated to developing several accessible technologies focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).  Their products include math and educational games, smart toys and switch interfaces.  One of the apps in the STEM series is STEM Storiez, a switch-accessible e-book featuring a lovable smart toy named Zumo.  The company states that […]

7 Google extensions & apps for learning disabilities

Several students with learning disabilities are able to complete their work along with their peers, the only difference is they may need tools to help them complete certain tasks.  In several posts, I’ve written about different smartphone and tablet apps that may benefit these students.  However, completing studious tasks (e.g. word processing, reading, etc.) tends to be easier […]

Alphabetics: multisensory app for those with dyslexia

Learning the alphabet can be challenging for several individuals, especially those with special needs.  Fortunately there are several apps available that may help said individuals learn the alphabet.  ForDyslexia is a startup company with a mission to help “schools, tutors, and parents of children with dyslexia access effective teaching tools at a price they can afford.” […]

Write About This: An app to inspire writing

When it comes to writing, many students are rather uninspired.  The developers behind the Write About This app acknowledge this fact and have thus designed an app to spark one’s creativity to encourage writing for students ages 8 and up! The Write About This app, in sum, is a visual writing prompt and creation platform.  It was […]

Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children

Sesame Workshop is the educational nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street.  The nonprofit is currently serving more than 150 countries with a mission “to help kids grow smarter, stronger, and kinder.”  In their most recent project, the nonprofit is hoping to destigmatize autism by introducing the first muppet with autism named Julia. The new muppet, Julia, is being introduced digitally […]