ATU440 – Orcam with Aliza Olenick

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadYour weekly dose of information that keeps you up to date on the latest developments in the field of technology designed to assist people with disabilities and special needs. Show Notes: Orcam’s Number: 866-796-7226 Aliza’s Number: 612-940-9037 Welcome App Story: BrightSign Glove Update Story: Google Maps Story: Chrome […]

AM347 – Symbol-It App

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHey there! Welcome to Accessibility Minute, your weekly look at Assistive Technology, those clever tools and devices designed to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing or other special needs! Looking for a way to translate your speech into picture symbols? Symbol-It is an app that does […]

Giggle Ghosts – Counting Fun! App

In celebration of today, I thought it would be fun to write about a “spooky” educational app for your kiddo! Giggle Ghosts – Counting Fun! is a math counting app for individuals learning about numbers and how to count. In addition to learning about numbers, children will also learn simple physical science (anticipating a trajectory) […]

Stewie the Duck Learns to Swim App

If your little one is going to swim or be near water for the first time, check out the Stewie the Duck Learns to Swim app. According to the App Store’s description, the app is “a child’s first guide to water safety.” The app teaches an important lesson of how to be safe near water […]

Unger Nifty Nabber Pro Reaching Tool

Unger is a global company that “has built a rich heritage of creating high-quality, innovative cleaning products and providing superior customer service.” One of their products, the Unger Nifty Nabber Pro, is one available example of a reacher/grabber tool for individuals with or without disabilities. The Unger Nifty Nabber Pro is a lightweight but “sturdy […]

Monday Tech Tip: Hidden Reader mode

Brian Norton, Director of Assistive Technology, at Easterseals Crossroads shows us the Hidden Reader mode in Google Chrome, which takes out the ads and pictures from the webpage and pulls just the text to simplify the page to create less distractions when reading the web page. Check it out here: