Spreading Holiday Cheer with Assistive Technology

Don’t worry, we’ve all found ourselves squeezing through crowds or running into internet traffic while shopping for gifts at the last minute. Have no fear; we have some late holiday gift ideas here for those loved ones who may need assistive technology. “While these items certainly are convenient for able-bodied people, they can be vital […]

Jordy – Low Vision Wearable

We’ve covered so many CCTVs and other assistive technologies to help individuals with visual impairments over the years.  A majority of these video magnifiers are bulky, while others are compact, handheld devices.  Now there is the most portable solution yet: introducing Jordy, the wearable video magnifier! Jordy is a battery-operated, full-color portable system that can be […]

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 […]

5 Resources for Reading Comprehension

Reading comprehension has always been one of my biggest challenges in school.  When I began studying to become a special education teacher, I quickly learned it can be even harder to teach.  Fortunately, there are several apps and products available to help teach or practice this skill. Before discussing the five resources, let’s first define reading […]

Eyestrain Reducing LED Floor Lamp

Many individuals still enjoy reading books and other text on good old fashioned paper.  However, poor lighting can cause eye strain, fatigue, and light sensitivity, making reading a painful task.  The Eyestrain Reducing Variable Color LED Floor Lamp from Hammacher Schlemmer is a potential solution to this problem! This LED Floor Lamp features adjustable color […]

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 […]