10 Apps for Children with Learning and Attention Issues

Technology has opened up a whole new world for individuals with a myriad of learning disabilities.  It’s made practicing academic skills more exciting with educational games, in addition to making the classroom more accessible overall with apps like SnapType.  Several educational professionals have noted the advantages of these applications and more, and have set out to […]

Top Assistive Technologies of 2014

As it is the last day of the year, I wanted to take a moment to point out how exciting this year was for assistive technology.  What were some of the most noted advancements?  This was indubitably the year of wearable technology, with the release of Google Glass and several other wearables.  But overall, 2014’s technology paved […]

Tablet computers and apps for the holidays!

In part two of our recent, 4th annual assistive technology holiday shopping show, our friends at Bridging Apps listed their top suggestions for anyone considering a tablet computer for someone as a holiday gift. Here is what they suggested. Top tablet recommendations : iPad mini: The iPad mini is very easy to use, has many […]

Wit: Natural Language for the Internet of Things

We may often find ourselves uttering to a stubborn appliance or device.  “Television, turn on.”  Soon, though, it could be more common for those devices to actually listen and obey our commands.  Several large companies such as Google and Apple have their own voice recognition technology; however, smaller companies and independent developers don’t have the necessary budget […]

Autism Resources in Fiction and Technology

I grew up with the Baby-Sitters Club; I loved the books, the films, everything about the series.  (I can’t believe it’s already been fifteen years since the “Baby-Sitters Club” held their last meeting!)  I haven’t heard about the series for a while, but yesterday I read a headline titled: “‘Baby-Sitters Club’ author Ann M. Martin’s […]