Most people find math to be hard, but what if you couldn’t write anything down as you were working out equations? Or what if you reversed digits and minus signs while you were doing it? Some disabilities make learning math harder than ever. Here are four iPad apps which even the playing field for disabled math students… Continue reading4 Great iOS Math Apps
You probably know that Apple TV supports close captions, but did you also know that you can customise the close captions on your Apple TV to suit your needs exactly? Continue readingCustom Closed Captions With Your Apple TV
Dictation results in better structured and more creative writing of letters, essays etc. than either handwriting or typing out your own thoughts for most people. Learn the principles of excellent dictation from somebody who’s dictated documents professionally for nearly fifty years. Continue readingDictate Better with These Tips From Somebody Who’s Done It For 50 Years
Third-party custom keyboards were one of the accessibility enhancements that was most anticipated in iOS 8. Keedogo and Keedogo Plus from AssistiveWare are excellent for beginning typers and those who need a simple and colourful interface. Continue readingiOS 8 Keyboard Review: Keedogo and Keedogo Plus
Third-party custom keyboards were one of the accessibility enhancements that was most anticipated in iOS 8. Unfortunately the current implementation has significant bugs and built-in limitations that make it less useful than hoped in many cases. Continue readingiOS 8 Keyboards for Accessibility
If you are a Mac, iPhone or iPad user who has trouble seeing or decoding the legends on your physical keyboard, what are your options? They include using a special keyboard with large type keyboard labels printed on it, getting a keyboard skin with large letters printed on it, buying stickers with large font labels for your current keyboard, and more.
These adaptions are helpful for users with low vision and also those with certain neurological problems making reading difficult. Continue readingLarge Print Keyboards for iPhone, iPad, and Mac OS X
The system keyboard in iOS works for a lot of folks, but if you have trouble typing quickly or accurately on your iPhone or iPad, Fleksy might be the right choice for you. Continue readingQuick And Accurate Typing with Fleksy
The internet brings freedom to people with disabilities in various ways, but sometimes we all need freedom from the Internet too. For those who have trouble with concentration, attention, or staying on task, being able to easily disable Mac OS X’s networking for amounts of time can be a great idea. This could also be useful for educators to make sure students are doing their class work instead of playing online! Continue readingFreedom – Turn off the internet and get some work done!
Lovely article from the CP Family Network about a 7th grade boy who has cerebral palsy and uses switches. He’s has started to read with the freedom of an iPad and the Read2Go DAISY reader app.
In the past, Connor depended on his mom or an aide to hold a book steady or turn a page. His reading assignments had to be requested in large print, but that often took weeks – which left him always in catch up mode. Now, he doesn’t rely on others much and reads digital books from a stationary stand on his wheelchair from his iPad. “He can follow the text and has better eye tracking,” adds Meadows.