Earning Your Learning: Austism, Accessibility and Apps http://bit.ly/TTjBmB Using the iOS 7 for iPad(iPod,iPhone), we explore ways to maximize the way students can engage and enhance their own learning. Students engage in content creation , with the mantra "Earning your learning", by a variety of iPad apps and accessibility features.
Supporting students to create their own social stories, listen to their own e-books, engage in ed-gaming and more will encourage independent life-long learning and skills.
9 Apps to Learn American Sign Language http://mashable.com/2014/04/21/how-to-sign/ 9 Apps and Resources to Learn American Sign Language
There are numerous ways to learn American Sign Language (ASL) outside the old classroom method. From free online lessons to video tutorials, a world of possibilities is open for those aspiring to teach themselves this hands-on language.
HelpKidzLearn iPad and Android Apps http://www.helpkidzlearn.com/apps HelpKidzLearn iPad and Android Apps
Motivational Apps created by HelpKidzLearn specifically for children.
Carefully designed to meet a range of special educational needs including switch access for those with physical disabilities.
iPads speak to students with disabilities http://bit.ly/19A495g iPads speak to students with disabilities
Educators gathered in New Hampshire for a four-day camp on using iPads to help students with physical and mental disabilities.
Therese Willkomm, a professor at the University of New Hampshire, highlighted apps that can be used to help students with hearing, vision and speaking impairments.
Examples of the iPad in action: Blind students can have words spoken aloud and students with reading disorders can complete work using their voices.
Apps for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders http://www.autismhandbook.org/images/4/4c/Appwheel.pdf Apps for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
When looking for apps for students on the autism spectrum (ASD), it is important to look at all educational apps and not just those that are tagged as autism apps.
They have many of the same learning needs that other students have. This list was developed to provide apps based on common learning characteristics and traits that are typical for students with ASD.
It is important to remember that all students learn differently and selecting apps should be based on the unique learning needs of the student.
iPad and SMART Board workflow #webinar #virtconlive http://virtconlive.com/ iPad and SMART Board workflow #webinar #virtconlive #SEN #iPad Toni Plourde 20 April 2013 "For my highly cognitive special needs student with the desire to do as well as anyone accademically,workflow issues arise! Having visual and speech impairment, and quadripelgia, my Cerebral Palsy student and I have found some great work arounds by using a Smartboard and the iPad ." Presentation Visuals PREZI
Special Education App Smackdown #webinar #SETSIG #ISTE http://setsig.iste.wikispaces.net/Professional+Development Recording of Special Education App Smackdown #webinar #SETSIG #ISTE [16 April 2013]
Special Education App Smackdown with Karen
Janowski, Alex Dunn, Mike Marotta and Brian Wojcik and a panel of other Special Education Technology experts
Not sure where to begin with figuring what apps to use? Join a panel of national experts in the field of Assistive Technology for Special Education as they SPEED through sharing and demonstrations of their favorite Apps for use in Special Education. Participants may also have the time to share their own offerings in this FAST-PACED environment.
A wonderful way to add some wonderful proven apps to your technology toolbelt.
iPad : Accessibility and Access for SEN http://bit.ly/X4CJhT iPad : Accessibility and Access for SEN
SEN : Integrating iPads Into Your classroom http://www.spectronicsinoz.com/online/resource/integrating-ipads-handout/ Integrating iPads Into Your classroom: For learning Support & Special Education (Workshop Handout)
For students with diverse learning needs including students with special education needs, students with learning and literacy difficulties and students for whom English is not their first language technology can play a key role in removing barriers, differentiating instruction and providing tools to accommodate their learning needs and access to the school curriculum. During this workshop we explored the range of options using an iPad to assist teachers to optimize and differentiate student learning, and to support student engagement.
Love Apptually: Apps to support learning [pdf 98 pages] http://vetpd.qld.gov.au/resources/pdf/love-apptually.pdf Love Apptually: Apps to support learning [pdf 98 pages]
The State of Queensland (Department of Education, Training and Employment)
This resource has been designed to assist vocational education and training (VET)
practitioners and learners to select applications (apps) for mobile devices that
support VET teaching and learning. It highlights a number of mobile and tablet apps
focussing on those that support:
• the development of foundation skills
• learners with a disability
This resource supports the Austraalia, Queensland VET Inclusive Learning Framework.
This resource has been structured primarily on the ACSF. A list of apps appears
under each core skill and notes how it could be used in the development of the skill.
It also includes reference to the CSW where applicable.
The section on apps to enhance accessibility provides relevant information about the operating systems of mobile devices followed by apps specifically designed for accessibility
Apps for Kids with Special Needs http://www.commonsensemedia.org/guide/special-needs Apps for Kids with Special Needs and Learning Difference
If your child has a special need or learning difference, you've come to the right place. Common Sense Media gets lots of requests for product recommendations from parents whose kids struggle with traditional learning. Some of their kids have a hard time with schoolwork; others have trouble staying on task or find it difficult to express their feelings.
iPhone iPad Apps for AAC http://www.spectronicsinoz.com/article/iphoneipad-apps-for-aac iPhone iPad Apps for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) includes all forms of communication (other than oral speech) that are used to express thoughts, needs, wants, and ideas. We all use AAC when we make facial expressions or gestures, use symbols or pictures, or write.
iPads : Universal Design for Learning Toolkit #webinar #liveclass20 http://bit.ly/WmU6Zk iPads as Part of a Universal Design for Learning Toolkit #webinar #liveclass20
This video is in "Flash" and so will not play on iOS iPad iPhone.
Assistive Technology and the 1:1 Student http://www.edutopia.org/blog/assistive-technology-one-to-one-andrew-marcinek Assistive Technology and the 1:1 Student
When Meaghan was six years old, she was diagnosed with a visual impairment. In the eighth grade, she started to notice a decline in her vision. She sought out surgery to repair or delay her vision decline, and while successful, the procedure did not hold for very long.
The following year, Meaghan entered Burlington High School as a freshman. It was decided that she would have a laptop coupled with assistive software programs to assist with her visual impairment.
iPhone or iPad Read Emails To You and Speak to Write Back http://bit.ly/OHpmuE Have Your iPhone or iPad Read Emails To You & Speak to Write Back
Want to have your emails read to you? How about talking to write out a reply rather than poking around on the touch screen? You can easily do both in iOS, so the next time you need to read and write emails while you’re on the go or driving, consider using the awesome text-to-speech and Dictation features on the iPhone and iPad.
iPads and Autism http://bit.ly/OQwZ47 How iPads are being used by teachers, parents, and therapists to assist students who have Autism.
8 Free iPad Games For Math Skill http://bit.ly/Jp886z 8 Free iPad Games For Math Skill Development In Children With Autism
iPads especially helpful for special-needs students http://wapo.st/HXi1bR iPads especially helpful for special-needs students
Autism Tracker Pro : iPad and iPhone App http://bit.ly/ySMPuj Autism Tracker Pro
Autism Tracker can be life changing for families with an autistic child. Explore Autism. Track what matters to your child and your family. Use the visual calendar and multi-item graphs to view and discuss patterns. Share individual events or entire screens with your team using email or Twitter (Twitter lets you set up closed groups). Contact us, let us know how to keep Autism Tracker the best app of its kind.
Before you buy, please try the Lite version of Autism Tracker first. It has the same functionality as the Pro version. The number entries per item is limited to twelve in the Lite version. All data and set up can be transferred to Autism Tracker Pro.
Apps for iPad/iPod and Students with Disabilities http://bit.ly/waFmmV Apps for iPad/iPod and Students with Disabilities
The Maine Department of Education's Maine CITE Program is the statewide organization designed to help make assistive and universally designed technology more available to Maine children and adults who need them.
iPhone, iPad apps for SEN children http://zd.net/yzqzdQ iPhone, iPad apps for children with learning difficulties
How can technology be used to help children with learning difficulties? A review of iPad and iPhone apps currently available.
iDevices and Accessibility : eBook http://bit.ly/tXYLdp These two ebooks cover topics related to the accessibility of the content available for Apple mobile devices.
My hope is that by following the suggestions in these ebooks you will create more accessible ebooks and caption as many of your videos as possible. These practices will go a long way toward ensuring equal access to information for people with disabilities who use mobile devices. ePub Accessibility Best Practices
8 Top Apps for Autistic Learners http://bit.ly/sQ1APA 8 Top Apps for Autistic Learners
Mobile technology and apps enable those who have special needs to function more freely and effectively in the classroom and out into the world.
iPad Apps for Special Needs http://bit.ly/nMAokY iPad Apps for Special Needs at"Something Special Magazine"
SNApps4Kids http://bridgingapps.org/ SNApps4Kids is a group of parents, therapists, teachers, administrators and experts sharing their experiences involving the Apple iPad, tables and all other touch devices to help special needs children of all ages. The group states that these devices are revolutionizing the lives of children, adults and seniors with special needs.
The Universal Design of Apple Mobile Devices http://mobilelearning4specialneeds.wikispaces.com/eBook The Universal Design of Apple Mobile Devices
This free ebook covers the accessibility features built into Apple mobile devices, including the iPad, the iPod touch and the iPhone. Each section includes practice activities for you to practice the techniques and tips discussed in the ebook. This is an enhanced ebook that includes embedded videos of all the tutorials available on this wiki.
AppleVis http://www.applevis.com/ AppleVis: iPhone accessibility reviews and information for visually impaired/blind users
A community-powered site for vision-impaired users of Apple's iOS devices.
Accessible iOS apps, news & guides for blind and vision-impaired VoiceOver users
Favorite iPad Apps for Alternative Access http://mobilelearning4specialneeds.wikispaces.com/App+Lists Favorite iPad Apps for Alternative Access
I am a doctoral student in the Department of Special Education at the University of South Florida, where I also work for the Florida Center for Instructional Technology. At FCIT, I was the Project Manager for Tech Ease 4 All, a collection of assistive technology tutorials for teachers. I am now part of the iTeach Initiative, which provides support to pre-service teachers with technology integration projects.
Assistive Technology Apps for iPad, iPod and iPhone http://www.eastersealstech.com/ Assistive Technology Apps for iPad, iPod and iPhone
INDATA has complied a list for downloadable assistive technology applications for the iPhone, iPad and iPod. We've only included apps that we've tested and know are useful.
We'll continue to update this page with new applications as we find them, so keep checking back to keep up to date on the latest in assistive technology applications.
The apps are listed according to what need the application serves.
iAutism http://www.iautism.info/en/ iAutism
Can cell phones and touch-type devices like the iPhone, the iPod touch or the iPad be used to enhance learning, communication and entertainment for people with ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorders)? Seeing the first worldwide experiences, the feeling is YES!, and even in a very notable way.
For some years now there have been a few specific apps for people with autism (as well as for people with Down’s Syndrome, etc.) based on the iPhone and the iPod touch, many of which are beginning to appear now for the iPad. In addition, there are thousands of educational and entertainment apps, some better adapted than others for people with various disorders. In any case, as with any “new technology”, it will be good to study this thoroughly, to see how to integrate it into the environment of the person with ASD, to test it, to help their creators to improve it, etc.
The purpose of this blog is to work in this direction by collecting information related to the use of visual and tactile technology such as the iPhone, the iPod touch and the iPad for people with ASD.
Apps for Children with Special Needs http://a4cwsn.com/ Apps for Children with Special Needs
Apps for Children with Special Needs (a4cwsn) is committed to helping the families and carers of children with special needs and the wider community of educators and therapists who support them, by producing videos that demonstrate how products designed to educate children and build their life skills really work from a user perspective.
Our aim is that these videos, along with relevant information and advice from an independent source you can trust, provides valuable insight into whether a product is suitable for its intended purpose or not, enabling sensible buying decisions to be made.
We hope this site and its content provides a valuable resource to the community that serves our precious children with special needs.
Verbally : iPad helping with Speech Impediments http://bit.ly/hmIdad The iPad has earned itself a new useful function with the launch of the free app, Verbally.
Placed in the medical category, Verbally is an assisted speech solution that turns the iPad into a communication aid.
Verbally is listed as a potential communication aid for people with apraxia, ALS, stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s, cerebral palsy or muscular dystrophy.
iPossibilities: iPods and iPads in Special Education http://bit.ly/b7AhxG iPossibilities: iPods and iPads in Special Education
ou are hereby invited to view the slideshows from the iPossibilities: iPods and iPads in Special Education