iPad iPhone curriculum

This curriculum was adapted for k-12 or any blind user, from the Hines VA Hospital. This curriculum will take you through all the basic functions of the iPad and iPhone. You will need to add this item to your cart on the TechVision site and then checkout.  It is free of charge and they will(…)

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AirServer

AirServer is an AirPlay receiver for Mac/PC. It allows you to receive AirPlay feeds, similar to an Apple TV, so you can stream content or Mirror your display from your iOS devices or Mountain Lion. AirServer now delivers full 1080p HD mirroring and is faster and more powerful than ever. The update for AirServer is(…)

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Tactile Screen Protector for iPad 2nd and 3rd Generation

Tactile Screen Protector for iPad 2nd and 3rd Generation

This is the Speed Dots tactile screen protector for the iPad. It is compatible with all models of the new iPad as well as the iPad 2nd Generation. It is not compatible with the 1st generation iPad. Tactile markings, similar in touch to braille dots, can be found on frequently used buttons and tabs located(…)

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Justand

This is a really slick and well designed product that can be used as a stand, a video station and a document camera, making classes and presentations a far less cluttered and clunky affair. It is incredibly innovative and creative yet sturdy too.   You can see the Justand in action on their website at www.ipaddocumentcamera.com.(…)

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Grants for iDevices

There are a many places that specialize in getting funds to children who need them. Applying for an iPad through these organizations is not a guarantee, but it’s worth a shot! Little Bear Gives: Little Bear Gives is sponsoring grants to get iPads to children with CVI. Babies with iPads: This site collects donations and(…)

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iPhone Discussions Available:

Re-posted from the April 2012 Braille Monitor: Every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. Eastern and Saturday at 6:00 p.m. Eastern there is an iPhone conference. If you are interested in purchasing a phone or would like to talk with other iPhone users, come in and join us. The number to call is (616) 883-2999 followed by(…)

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iDevices in Education Handouts

Handouts and Slides:   iDevice in Ed Keynote Slides iOS 5 VoiceOver Gesture Keyboard and Braille Shortcuts Tweet fbshare

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Learn more about the Manhattan Beach USD iPad Pilot

This has some great info about how one school district is implementing iDevices into the curriculum.  Here is the link to learn more: http://www.mbusd.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=145962&type=d&termREC_ID=&pREC_ID=280906   Tweet fbshare

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Redefining Instruction With Technology: Five Essential Steps

By Jennie Magiera This is re-posted from EdWeek.org In the fall of 2010, I was awarded a grant that brought 32 iPads to my classroom. I had high hopes that this would revolutionize teaching and learning in my class. These devices would help me to create a magical, collaborative learning environment that met all my(…)

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Steve Jobs: President Obama pays tribute

Steve Jobs: President Obama pays tribute

Barack Obama, President of the United States Michelle and I are saddened to learn of the passing of Steve Jobs. Steve was among the greatest of American innovators —brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it. By building one of the planet’s most(…)

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Information Space 8 Reasons Information Professionals Should Care About Accessibility

Information Space 8 Reasons Information Professionals Should Care About Accessibility

Here is a post I found on the net that I thought was worth re-posting.  You can find the original at: http://tinyurl.com/3t4bc8o. Information Space 8 Reasons Information Professionals Should Care About Accessibility Posted by: Charlotte Flynn   Jay Yarrow’s 12 Most Annoying Things That Tech Companies Need To Fix Right Now gets a lot right,(…)

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New Way to Read Bookshare Books!

New Way to Read Bookshare Books!

People have been looking for a good app to access their Bookshare books for a while now. InDaisy has worked well for many people but getting your Bookshare books in to the app has not been a stream lined process. The new version of InDaisy will allow you to search, download, and read Bookshare books(…)

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