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March 2016 Blog Posts (8)

Winners of technology challenge

This site has winners of a technology challenge. Very interesting and creative!…

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Added by Jane Gay on March 30, 2016 at 3:00am — 1 Comment

There's a new robot in town or maybe school

Double Robotics introduces Double 2, an all-new model of its telepresence model. Think iPad on a Segway scooter. 

Learn more at…

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Added by Jane Gay on March 24, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Dispelling myths about service dogs

Anne Wicklund published a book called: Handbook for Service Dogs to clear up incorrect beliefs about service dogs. She and her husband trained two German shepherd guide dogs after her husband, Wayne, began losing hearing and developed lung disease in 2001. Wicklund stresses that service dogs can be fun, can be big or small, and can live in a house where a child is present or another dog lives. Her book also details legal protections, specifically how the ADA permits service dogs to…

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Added by Jane Gay on March 23, 2016 at 3:00am — No Comments

Telca – hands free access to iPhone and other things

Tecla allows an individuals with limited mobility (from spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy, ALS, MS, etc) to interact with their iPhone,…

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Added by Jane Gay on March 17, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Danielle's story

My name is Danielle Butterfield, I'm 22 years old, and I live in a host home with Melissa. Growing up, it wasn't very good at my house. My parents didn't really know and understand disabilities. There were fights between my younger sister and me. We didn't get along very well. When I was 19 years old, I moved to a group home for people who have disabilities. We weren't really involved in activities, and we didn't get to go into the community. It was very isolating, depressing, and stressful.…

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Added by Danielle Butterfield on March 16, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Guide for Students with Hearing Impairments

Newly published resource guide for students with hearing impairments. You can check it out here: http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/students-with-hearing-impairments/

As you know, deaf or hard of hearing students face a host of unique challenges in the classroom and on campus.  This guide  attempts to highlight those struggles as well as provide helpful advice and showcase…

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Added by Jane Gay on March 16, 2016 at 3:00am — No Comments

Matthew's Journey

This morning I watched a video out of  Canada, about Matthew’s journey with assistive technology, and it tells the story of how Matthew Cockburn uses various assistive technology to help him with challenges created by his cerebral palsy - things like the ability to simply plug in a special mouse and keyboard to allow him to use a…

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Added by Jane Gay on March 9, 2016 at 3:00am — No Comments

The Accessibility Guide for Windows 10 and Office 2016

The Accessibility Guide for Windows 10 and Office 2016

 

There are many built in features to make Window and Office more useable. This guide will show you what they…

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Added by Jane Gay on March 2, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

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