A Special Phone

A Special Phone is an iPhone application that can be used as a voice over for dialing a phone number or act as speed dialer. The application has an “eye free mode”, which allows you to dial any phone number without having to look at the screen.  When the application is opened, a phone number [...]

Dexteria – Fine Motor Skill Development

I first discovered Dexteria when I came across the website Apps for Children with Special Needs (A4CWSN).  A4CWSN is a website dedicated to finding, reviewing, and demonstrating how applications can be used for enhancing education and building life skills for children with special needs. Dexteria is an iPad application created to improve fine motor skills [...]

ATiA Conference 2011

The Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATiA) will hold its 2011 conference in Schaumburg, IL., just outside Chicago, from November 3-5. The conference will feature the latest products and services, and showcase more than 100 exhibitors. Educational programs include best practices, tips and tricks, product and research updates and case studies of assistive technologies from regional, national [...]

ATIA 2010 Conference Oct. 27-30

ATIA will hold a conference on October 27-30, 2010 in Schaumburg, IL. It will feature the latest products and services, showcasing more than 100 exhibitors. Educational programs include best practices, tips and tricks, product and research updates and case studies of assistive technologies from regional, national and international experts. Register online.

iPod helps student with autism

“To me, it’s amazing,” Yates said. “These boxes aren’t what people are using. But this iPod is more mainstream technology; it’s more accepted. With this, you look at someone and think, ‘Oh poor person,’ but with this you think, ‘Wow, that’s cool.’ People can relate.”

Apple produces inclusive iPhone commercial

Apple's newest commercial for the iPhone commercial highlights great features of its video calling capabilities via FaceTime. At the end of this commercial, a couple has a conversation in sign language through a video call. Not only can the device help people with disabilities to communicate with co-workers, friends, loved ones and strangers, but the [...]

Blogger raves about iPad’s AT capabilites

Blogger Shannon Des Roches Rosa contributed a piece on autism to the blog Blogher.com. In her story, Rosa, who frequently blogs about her family and life with a son with autism, praises Apple's new iPad for its easy integration into her son's life: "Before the iPad, Leo's autism made him dependent on others for entertainment, [...]

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