Khan Academy Kids App

Apps open up a whole new world for individuals with or without special needs.  (They are especially beneficial during rare times like these where schools are closed due to COVID-19.)  I briefly mentioned the Khan Academy Math app several years ago, but I haven’t written about the Khan Academy Kids app yet.  The Khan Academy […]

The BEST Apps for Tasks Big and Small

Life can be overwhelming, especially for people with disabilities. Even simple daily tasks like going through a stack of mail can wear you out. The Brain Education Strategies Technology (BEST) suite of apps is here to help. Essentially four apps in one, the BEST suite helps users make their lives more manageable and ultimately improve […]

Attention Increase Through Assistive Technology

We live in a world full of distractions. As society runs around us, we’re constantly looking at various screens, seeing personal and global news and information rush past our eyes like the cascading green code of “The Matrix.” And it can be difficult to keep our attention. These distractions can be particularly overwhelming for people […]

Apple’s iOS 12 Makes Life More Accessible

This year, Apple released the iOS 12 system, claiming it will “make your iPhone and iPad experience even faster, more responsive and more delightful.” You can add “more accessible” to that description as well. “Taking advantage of iOS 12 is a great way for people with disabilities to ring in the new year,” said Brian […]

Try Your Paw at Dog Care with Blindfold Doggy

If you love dogs and want to explore the responsibilities of dog care and ownership on a virtual level, Blindfold Doggy is the virtual pet game for you! Blindfold Doggy is a fully-accessible dog ownership simulation game, for both sighted and visually-impaired people, designed for rapid audio play. The object of the game is care […]

ChatAble – Symbol Based AAC App

If you’re looking to turn your iPad into an AAC device, there are several apps to help you do so.  One available option is ChatAble, a symbol based AAC app. This app is ideal for individuals who are unable to write or speak.  It provides a “grid of symbols (using PCS symbols or your own […]