Category Archives: Technology in Education

Virtual Keyboard

A virtual laser keyboard can connect to your mobile, tablets, or PC and projects an image of a virtual keyboard onto a flat surface such as a desk or a table. Then you can type on the projected keyboard surface … Continue reading

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Opticon Opn hearing aids

Opticon (a Denmark-based manufacturer of hearing aids – https://www.oticon.com/) Opn hearing aids has many features compared to common hearing aids. Opticon Opn hearing aids can help someone identify where sounds are coming from or distinguish different sounds in noisy environments. … Continue reading

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Square Panda (a multi-sensory learning system)

Square Panda is a multi-sensory learning system that includes interactive learning games with your tablet (IPad or Android) and a set of 45 tactile smart letters to help children learn to read. Twin brothers who were diagnosed with Dyslexia and … Continue reading

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iBeacon (Beacon) Technology

The term iBeacon and Beacon are often used interchangeably. iBeacon is the name for Apple’s technology standard, which allows Mobile Apps (running on both iOS and Android devices) to listen for signals from beacons in the physical world and react … Continue reading

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BLITAB – a Tactile tablet

BLITAB is the world’s first tactile tablet for blind and visually impaired people (http://blitab.com).  The Austrian innovation team demonstrated the BLITAB at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas on January 5 – 8, 2017.  In addition, the BLITAB was … Continue reading

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Encouragement and Success

Today is the last day of 2016 so instead of talking about technology, I would like to express my appreciation to the educators, rehabilitation counselors, practitioners, caregivers, parents, and their family members who are helping individuals with disabilities. I encourage … Continue reading

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Pepper – Intelligent robot

Many researchers and developers have been working on robotic applications to support the physical and educational needs of persons with disabilities.  S0me examples are medical devices that can be used during surgery procedures, robot-assisted rehab to enhance human motor controls … Continue reading

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Mounting systems and holders

Mobile devices such as iOS and Android phones and tablets have become a necessity in our daily activities. These portable devices are popular among wheelchair users as well, but some users with limited hand dexterity face challenges to use their … Continue reading

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YouTube Kids app

YouTube Kids is a free app from Google.  This YouTube Kids app includes age-appropriate videos, popular children channels, and playlists. A few examples of programming playlists are from Sesame Street, POCOYO, LEGO, Little Baby Bum, EvanTube, Stampylonghead, and more. In … Continue reading

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Speech Recognition

Speech recognition (SR) is the translation of spoken words into text vs. Text to speech (TTS) system converts normal language text into speech (Wikipedia). The speech or voice recognition feature (i.e. Siri or Google Now) has been added to many … Continue reading

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