Category Archives: Technology in Education

Narrator (Ease of Access feature – Windows)

Text-to-speech technology can help people with vision impairment and learning disabilities. Third-party applications include advanced features such as converting speech into MP3 files or converting text into Braille (Jaws), but if you are not looking for the advanced features, the … Continue reading

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Reading and Writing Support software

This month’s blog compares the following three literacy support software packages. Texthelp Read&Write GOLD, ClaroRead Plus and Kurzweil 3000 for Windows are popular literacy support software programs. You may want to compare the features and identify which literacy support software … Continue reading

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Accessible Musical Instrument

Music helps the person with special needs to motivate themselves to work on challenging tasks and provides them with a multi-sensory experience. For example, it is known that playing instrument helps children with ADHD or learning disabilities. However, a person … Continue reading

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Tap (one-handed keyboard)

Tap is an alternative one-handed wearable keyboard, which allows you to control your smartphone and other Bluetooth devices by tapping your fingers on any surface including your own body. You may find this alternative one-handed keyboard suitable for individuals with … Continue reading

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Cyber Eyez M300 – smart glasses

Smartglasses or smart glasses are wearable computer glasses that provide additional information alongside to what the wearer sees (i.e. Wikipedia article). Most of manufactures that develop smart glasses focus on including features such as clear pictures, videos, music, light weight, … Continue reading

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Free Online Learning tools – Math

As you may have noticed, many students prefer to learn in digital learning environments today. Take for example, in learning math (mathematics), students may have difficulties to comprehend the relationship between a number and a graph on a piece of … Continue reading

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AVA – app for deaf or hard-of-hearing

Deaf or hard-of-hearing persons have challenges in communicating with others in their daily life. Especially in a group conversation settings such as meetings or social gatherings with friends and family, it is difficult for them to participate in conversations. If … Continue reading

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Mount’n Mover mounting system

The Mount’n Mover is one of the products offered by BlueSky Designs Company, which have designed inventive accessible solutions for making the impossible, possible, since 1997. Many wheelchairs users with their limited mobility face challenges in their daily activities even … Continue reading

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Grit Freedom Chair – The all-terrain wheelchair

Typical standard manual wheelchairs have large rear wheels with an extended rim called the hand-rims allowing the user to self-propel. However, it is difficult to push on unpaved roads or grassy fields. MIT R&D and their students started the initial … Continue reading

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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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