Assistive Tech

Livescribe 3 Smartpen

By | July 24th, 2014|Assistive Tech|

I've heard about Livescribe pens before but never really been that inspired by the concept. That was until I saw this video. The Livescribe 3 looks like an amazingly useful piece of assistive tech. Has anyone [...]

Instant Mobile Reading Assistance Life Changing for 42 million Dyslexics

By | May 26th, 2014|Assistive Tech, News and Views|

U.S. Tech Company develops a reading assistant app that brings the dyslexic community together. Make sure you watch the video on the kickstarter page as it raises some points I think we can all identify with. [...]

iPad Accessibility – The Accessibility Menu

By | June 14th, 2013|Assistive Tech, Videos|

If you want to get even more out of your iPad, the Accessibility Menu is the place to start. Here you will find everything you need to make your iPad talk to you, listen to you [...]

iPad Accessibility – The Accessibility Options Menu

By | June 14th, 2013|Assistive Tech, Videos|

Many of the assistive features within the Accessibility Menu are incredibly useful. However many of them are not needed all of the time. Some you may wish to switch on for part of a task and [...]

iPad Accessibility – Speak Selection

By | June 14th, 2013|Assistive Tech, Videos|

Speak Selection quickly allows you to access the text to speech function that is built directly into iOS. When this feature is enabled through the main Accessibility Menu, the ‘Speak Selection’ option is added to the [...]

iPad Accessibility – Guided Access

By | June 14th, 2013|Assistive Tech, Videos|

This feature is great for parents, teachers or guardians working with kids and young adults that are easily distracted. Guided Access restricts the functionality of the iPad to allow users to focus on the task in [...]

iPad Accessibility – Invert Colours

By | June 14th, 2013|Assistive Tech, Videos|

An issue many Dyslexics suffer from is the havoc that black text on white paper/screens plays with our eyes. In fact many high contrast reading environments make reading a real challenge. Coloured overlays can help minimize [...]

Bett 2015 – Texthelp

By | June 14th, 2013|Assistive Tech, Videos|

We spoke to Rachael from Texthelp to find out how this software's standout features can make research for students a less painful task: To see the rest of the videos in this series, click HERE. If [...]

Bett 2015 – Eye Control Computer

By | June 14th, 2013|Assistive Tech, Videos|

We got a taste of the future with Kim from Tobii Dynavox. Looks like were heading for a world where mice and keyboards may be a thing of the past. To see the rest of the [...]

Bett 2015 – Lynda.com

By | June 14th, 2013|Assistive Tech, Videos|

Fred from Lynda.com explained how online courses can give you a second chance in education. To see the rest of the videos in this series, click HERE. If you like this post subscribe to this blog, [...]

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