Snapverter Add-On for Read&Write

Read&Write for Google Chrome is an add-on that provides “personalized support to make documents, web pages, and common file types in Google Drive more accessible.”  Now there is an add-on for Read&Write to make it even more accessible called Snapverter. Snapverter is a Google Chrome tool that quickly turns any printed material (e.g. classroom papers, textbooks, […]

5 popular apps using VoiceOver

VoiceOver is a built-in screen reader found on Apple devices.  When using VoiceOver, users can access Macintosh or iOS devices with spoken descriptions and, when using the Mac, the keyboard.  This has made the devices accessible for users with visual impairments, as well as those with dyslexia. If you visit the App Store now on […]

5 Chrome Tools for People with Special Needs

I’ve gotten several requests for Google Chrome extensions for different special needs in recent months.  I did a piece on 7 available extensions for learning disabilities back in November 2015.  However, due to the demand, I thought I’d discuss a few more! While my original post was written primarily for students with learning disabilities, this post […]

Liftware Level

I first introduced Liftware back in 2014.  If you’re unfamiliar with it, it is an eating utensil that cancels out tremors making it easier to eat.  The same company has recently released an all-new product coined Liftware Level. The original Liftware (now called “Liftware Steady”) is an electronic stabilizing handle with an assortment of attachments. […]

Introducing Apple’s HomePod

After Amazon Echo’s raging success over the past few years, many tech companies are creating their very own smart speaker home assistants.  Google’s version of the home assistant was introduced near the end of last year.  Now, Apple has finally introduced their own smart speaker: the HomePod. Apple describes their new product as follows: HomePod is […]

Parcel of Courage

Early learners, especially those with special needs, may seldom sit and listen to a story nowadays.  Their young minds yearn to learn and interact with their surroundings.  Storybook apps have taken storytelling to a whole new level with colorful graphics and fun interactive activities.  “A Parcel of Courage” is one such app that tells a heartwarming story […]