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 […]

Phonics Museum App

There are so many literacy apps available that it can be challenging to find out which one is best for your child or student.  Phonics Museum is one of the newest additions to the App Store.  It transports children into a magical interactive museum, where they’ll go on the reading adventure of a lifetime. Teaching […]

Let’s Expand Vocabulary App

Let’s Expand Vocabulary is an app for children with speech and language difficulties.  It is also tailored to support children learning English as a second language. The app uses 4 exciting mini-games to encourage the development of specific strategies in children “who find it difficult to access the wide range of vocabulary they have stored […]

The Dot: Smartwatch that displays text in Braille

By now, I’m certain a majority of you have heard of many smart devices available on the market, especially Apple’s flagship wearable, the Apple Watch.  While this smartwatch offers several accessibility features (e.g. VoiceOver), it doesn’t offer the same tactile benefits as Braille. A Korean startup company has thus developed The Dot, a smartwatch featuring active Braille technology. The Dot is a wearable […]