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October 2016 Blog Posts (8)

Black Day book---Here is a TREAT for your Halloween!

Watch this snapshot interview with Marcus, Mardra, and Quinn Sikora about the book, song, and animated short Black Day: The Monster Rock Band   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8yAImM0hPQ

Check out BlackDayBook.com for more about the author, the book, and the animated short.

 

Added by Jane Gay on October 26, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

New Accessibility in iOS 10

Recently, Apple released iOS 10 as the new operating system for their mobile devices. One of the additions found in iOS 10 is a feature called Magnifier. This can be found by going to Settings, General, Accessibility and selecting Magnifier. 



When you activate the magnifier, you see a magnified…

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Added by Jane Gay on October 21, 2016 at 8:49am — No Comments

True AIM website

The True AIM website is a resource for Iowa educators and parents to learn more about Accessible Learning Materials, which includes Accessible Educational and Instructional Materials (AEM/AIM). https://www.educateiowa.gov/pk-12/learner-supports/true-aim

 In most schools, print- and digitally-based instructional materials, such as textbooks, websites and open educational resources, are a prime way of delivering…

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Added by Jane Gay on October 19, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments


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Eye-Opening Video Will Make Adults Reconsider The Way They Talk To Children

A powerful video is highlighting the way kids’ interactions with adults may affect their education.…

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Added by FIND Support on October 18, 2016 at 9:44am — No Comments

Microwave Drawer – something I just found out about!

S HARP has been making a microwave that is actually a drawer for several years. This would be a great option for persons with wheelchairs,  limited upper body strength/ROM,  limited height, and or clients needing easy buttons to access. 

 It has the following features:

  • -Easy to use pop out…
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Added by Jane Gay on October 12, 2016 at 11:03am — No Comments

Exploring the Myths of Assistive Technology Use with Young Children

Myths of Assistive Technology Use With Young Children: AT is Computers and Tablets

There are several myths around the use of assistive technology with young children. This video series explores these myths and debunks them. In this video looks at the perception of assistive technology as only computers and tablets and explore the range that makes up assistive technology.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAc09Ja1TPU

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Added by Jane Gay on October 6, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Game Fish From Your Chair

As friends head to Canada to fish this fall >>  it puts me in the fishing AT mode.

Robert, a quadriplegic from Australia, injured 20 years ago, has created a powerful fishing rod holder that enables quadriplegics to enjoy the thrill of fishing by allowing them to reel in their catch seamlessly. Dubbed Reel Keen, this game-fishing rod holder has caught fish up to 15 pounds in weight.

Check it out: reelkeen.com.…

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Added by Jane Gay on October 5, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Halloween Costumes (already??)

It is not too early to think about Halloween Costumes (really, “do as I say not as I do”). Get some inspiration from the follow video link.  http://www.msn.com/en-us/video/peopleandplaces/these-parents-designed-the-coolest-halloween-costumes-for-their-kids-in-wheelchairs/vi-BBmnDl7?ocid=iehp

Added by Jane Gay on October 4, 2016 at 9:55am — No Comments

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