Optelec ClearView C Video Magnifier

Optelec has recently released its newest video magnifier called the ClearView C.  The company’s mission is simple: “Improving the quality of life for the visually impaired and blind by reaching out with simple and effective solutions.”  The mission shines through with the new ClearView C, which is a unique C-shaped desktop video magnifier.  The product is […]

4 apps to help the visually impaired in school

Without a doubt, technology offers endless benefits for people of all ages and backgrounds.  It is often being implemented in the classroom as it has been proven useful among students, especially those with special needs.  Because there are so many technological resources available, I felt it best to break them down into a series of blogs with specific categories.  Welcome […]

FingerReader: ring-like device helps visually impaired read

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 […]

Cool tools that help a teacher teach life skills to special needs students.

Shari Petersime has been a junior/high school life skills teacher for kids with special needs for many years. She has been teaching for a total of 38 years and currently teaches the life skills class at North Eastern Wayne High School in Fountain City, IN. She teaches the kids in this class how to cook, […]

Perkins’ LightAide: Fun and enlightened learning

There are many products and apps available to help children succeed academically.  However, several of these may easily lose a child’s attention and/or lack the necessary tools to construct a solid foundation for a child’s academic success.  There are many underlying factors that may contribute to a child’s education.  First, it is important to note that […]