Motor skills play an essential part in child development. These skills consist of gross and fine motor skills, both of which begin developing early in life. Gross motor skills involve using several body muscles to do things like sitting, crawling, walking, running, and jumping. Fine motor skills require smaller muscle movements of the hands to do “finer” activities like […]
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 […]
A couple weeks ago, Alvin Alviar introduced us to some handy websites. For this week’s Tech Tip, Alvin will show us some applications that could improve accessibility on PCs.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]