Category Archives: Education and AT

LibraryLyna for Creating an Accessible Classroom

LibraryLyna offers 3D print resources for teachers of the blind and visually impaired Gorgeous 3D print models of math and science concepts are available to download and create for an accessible classroom. The screen reader accessible site provides a library … Continue reading

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Read Maureen Knowlton’s Journey with Assistive Technology and One Student with Grit!

The fall edition of the MassMATCH Quarterly News is now out! Inside this edition: Technology and Student Success! by Maureen Knowlton, M.Ed. PARCC Accessibility Resources (and Twitter Event October 23rd!) Abilities Expo Highlights Need a Back-up Wheelchair? Check Out REquipment! TabAccess: … Continue reading

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Bookshare in Depth: Perkins eLearning

Instructor: Karen Narvol, Private Assistive Technology Consultant This professional development workshop is designed to educate participants on how to use Bookshare resources and tools so that teachers can provide timely access to textbooks and print materials in accessible formats for … Continue reading

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Interactive Workshop on Early Orientation and Mobility Skills!

Perkins Professional Develpment is offering a blended workshop for all vision professionals with a focus on spatiotemporal development and children with visual impairments. When: July 31 & August 1 Where: Watertown, MA Early Bird Discount applies if registration received by July … Continue reading

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ipad and Assistive Technology Institute

When: July 8, 9, 10 and October 17, 18 (5 Days)* Where: Perkins Training Center, Watertown, MA Early Bird Discount applies if registration received by June 15th: $275.00 plus Lab Fee: $50.00 (Professional Development Points) $550.00 plus Lab Fee: $50.00 … Continue reading

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Read&Write Gold for Google is Now FREE for Teachers!

TextHelp announced last week that it has made Read and Write Gold for Google free for teachers! This is the popular software for supporting students with tools for reading, writing, study skills, and research. Learn more at this TextHelp blog … Continue reading

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Voice Dream–a Great Reading App–is Half Price through Sunday

Voice Dream Reader version 3 is out and offers impressive new features. The app is for iPad and iPhone and the latest version includes Ivona voices as an option for reading text aloud as well as support for reading PDF … Continue reading

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EdCamp Access/Boston this Saturday!

What is an EdCamp? An EdCamp is a free “unconference” for educators who love to further their learning. This Saturday, March 22nd, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EdCamp Access will take place at Marshall Simonds Middle School in Burlington, … Continue reading

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Survey for Students with Orthopedic Impairments Regarding Use of Voice Recognition Software

My name is Felix Diaz. I am a retired US Army veteran and a teacher serving as the Testing Coordinator at Miami Jackson Senior High School in Miami Florida. I am presently engaged in a dissertation as part of the … Continue reading

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Nao, the Humanoid Robot Comes to a School Near You

If you attended the AT and Universal Design Expo and Conference in 2011 at the Hynes Convention Center you must have seen the Nao humanoid robot.  He danced and sang for Governor Patrick. Well Nao is currently being tested in … Continue reading

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