Time Timer – Visual Timer

Visual timers transform stressful transition periods, reduce resistance to routines, and help manage a class or therapy session.  Time Timer displays the “passage of time with a disappearing red disk providing a stress-free time management to make every moment count.”The Time Timer is a powerful tool for visual thinkers of all ages and abilities.  It […]

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 […]

Nearby Explorer App

Yesterday I discussed a handful of apps that are fully accessible using VoiceOver.  One I didn’t discuss is Nearby Explorer, which is a GPS app for people who are blind. Nearby Explorer is yet another app from the American Printing House for the Blind (APH).  (If you’re unfamiliar with APH, it is a nonprofit that offers thousands […]

Refreshabraille 18

Last week, I introduced the Orbit Reader 20, which is an affordable ($449) refreshable braille display.  If you’re looking to compare, another available braille display is the Refreshabraille 18. The Refreshabraille 18 is a “unique handheld refreshable braille display and braille keyboard for desktop computers and mobile devices.” Although the device has been around for […]

Math Mat Challenge Game

I wanted to add another product for practicing math after writing about the Hundred Activity Mat on Tuesday.  The Math Mat Challenge Game is a fun, interactive floormat that challenges students to “listen to the equation, do the math, then step on the correct answer.” Math can be a challenging subject for many students.  Additionally, […]

Robot Revolution

“When it comes to robots, we’ve only just begun to explore the possibilities!” I entered the Museum of Science and Industry this morning with wide eyes and a childlike curiosity.  As soon as we pulled up outside, we were greeted by a large banner of a robot.  I exclaimed, “Okay, I don’t care how much […]