This is a gorgeous video from the Aacorn Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) app about a boy, Atlas, who has used their app on his iPad mini. Well worth watching… Continue readingAtlas is learning to talk with Aacorn AAC
To those who have never been around disabled people, the idea of operating a computer or iPad with your nose may sound silly, but it’s a valid way to access a device and for some people it works better than anything else. Continue readingNo Hands! 3 Users Who Control Computers With Their Nose
Dana Nieder has put together a fantastic video showing very clearly her daughter Maya’s progressive mastery of AAC systems and devices, and how much the “system” around them failed to support this.
This is a really hopeful video from the perspective of Maya, whose intelligence and mastery of communication methods really shines through… Continue readingMaya Finds Her Voice
Cristina Hartmann has written very clearly about what it’s like to use a refreshable braille display (RFBD) with her iPhone. This interesting description is recommended for all sighted users who wonder how braille displays work and what they are like to use, and especially for people who will be supporting braille users. Continue readingUsing Braille with iOS – What’s It Like?
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.
I run a blog about assistive technology for Apple users. People who, like me, use iPhones, iPads, and Mac computers for at least some of our assistive technology needs. You can probably tell from this that I really like Apple products! But today I’m going to post a Microsoft commercial for you to view. Surprised? Continue readingTechnology Is Amazing…