Study Stack: Memorization made Easy

Posted on July 23, 2014
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 Study Stack logoSince 2002 millions of students have used StudyStack to memorize information. StudyStack’s community of students and teachers have shared millions of flashcards. For each set of flashcards entered, the StudyStack website generates over a dozen ways for users to study the information they need to learn. The variety of study activities enables users to memorize data quickly without getting bored from using a single method of study. Studystack enables teacher to quickly enter data once and have a dozen different activities created for their students to memorize facts.

StudyStack’s founder, John Weidner, started the web site as a hobby out of his desire to contribute to the educational community. StudyStack has operated as a free advertiser supported business – which is the price preferred by most students and teachers. In 2013 StudyStack launched a PRO membership for users who want to be able to study without the distractions of advertisements. StudyStack’s plan for the future is to continue to add innovative ways for users to study both on the studystack web site and with apps on tablets and smart phones.

Links:

http://www.studystack.com/

Marlee Signs: Sign language app for iOS

Posted on July 15, 2014
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THE A-B-Cs OF A.S.L.
Marlee Signs© is the perfect app for learning to express yourself in American Sign Language. This app will teach you the fundamentals of ASL – from the signed alphabet and basic vocabulary through to common expressions in everyday life – using high-quality video demonstrations starring Marlee Matlin herself.

PRACTICE AT YOUR PACE
Each lesson is broken down into individual videos, making it easy to learn at your own pace. The app checks off completed lessons so that you can quickly pick up where you left off, and the “Slow Motion” setting enables you to watch any video in greater detail. You even get your first lesson pack free!

SPELL IT OUT
Need to spell something in signs? Let Marlee help you with the “Spell” section. This nifty feature shows you how to spell any word in signs. Simply type the word and watch Marlee spell it for you!

GET YOUR HANDS ON MORE
Marlee Signs© offers a library of useful lesson packs that will help build your understanding while motivating you to learn more. Tap into a dimension of new ideas, new perspectives and a new lens through which to view your world.

Links:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/marlee-signs/id566054855?mt=8

MindMeister: Mind Mapping at it’s finest

Posted on July 08, 2014
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MindMeister is a wonderful mind mapping app. Whether you’re using it in the boardroom, the classroom, the presentation hall, or the lunch meeting, MindMeister can help you organize, prioritize, and even generate new thoughts. Part of what makes MindMeister such a powerful tool is that it’s built and designed with a big focus on collaboration. This means that you not only have the ability to quickly develop your own ideas, you can also quickly share your maps to brainstorm and collaborate with as many others as needed, and all in real time. MindMeister is available on Android,IOS and the Web.

Links

Mobile download link
Sign-up for free basic services
Educational pricing info

Remind: A safe and easy way for Teachers to communicate with students and parents

Posted on July 03, 2014
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Remind offers teachers a free, safe and easy way to connect instantly with students and parents. Teachers can send or schedule reminders, motivational messages, photos or documents directly to students’ and parents’ phones. Interactions are safe because phone numbers are always kept private and messages are one-way only.It takes 5 seconds for students and parents to connect on Remind so they can stay informed outside of your classroom. They simply subscribe to your class by texting a unique class code to your Remind phone number, or by visiting our Join Page to search for your class.Any teacher can use Remind today, for free. Save time, engage students and involve parents with Remind. Try it today!

Download Link
Remind.com

 

VI Reader: An epub Reader for IOS Devices

Posted on July 01, 2014
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VI Reader is an epub e-book reader for the partially sighted. Available for iPad devices, VI Reader extends the text scalability capabilities beyond those of most other e-book readers and allows the user to select the foreground and background colours according to personal preferences. The user may also adjust the brightness of the display and select amongst all the fonts installed on the device. Users can open ePub files that are attached with emails or from URLs.

Download Link

VI Reader itunes page

Chromevox:A ScreenReader for Google Chrome

Posted on June 30, 2014
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The ChromeVox screen reader is an extension to Chrome that brings the speed, versatility, and security of Chrome to visually impaired users.Unlike most accessibility software, it is built using only web technologies like HTML5, CSS and Javascript.ChromeVox was designed from the start to enable unprecedented access to modern web apps, including those that utilize W3C ARIA (Access to Rich Internet Applications) to provide a rich, desktop-like experience. This enables visually impaired users to experience the power of web applications while also giving developers a way to verify the accessibility of their web applications.

Download Links

ChromeVox

Google Chrome Web Browser

Organizing the web in your Pocket

Posted on June 04, 2014
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Pocket LogoPocket is an amazing app that has made saving and organizing webpages so much easier. This app allows users to save and add tag to websites they have visited at home or on-the-go. Pocket works across iphone, ipad, Android Devices and Google Chrome & FireFox web browsers.

Download Links for Pocket below
Itunes
Google Play Store
Google Chrome Web Browser Extension
FireFox Web Browser Extension
Pocket Support Page

Webinars hosted by the AT Coalition for the month of June

Posted on June 02, 2014
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Creating your Accessible Home – iDevice or Dedicated ECU? from AbleNet
Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 11 AM Pacific, 2 PM Eastern

Technologies for Educating Students with Low-Incidence Disabilities from AbleNet
June 10th, 2014 at 9 AM Pacific, 12 PM Eastern

Social Communication and AAC/SGDs from AbleNet
Thursday, June 12th, 2014 at 9 AM Pacific, 12 PM Eastern

Google Chrome as AT from AbleNet
Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 9 AM Pacific, 12 PM Eastern

Assistive Technology Assessment: Why, When, Who and How
PHP staff present for AT Network
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 10:30 AM Pacific, 1:30 PM Eastern

“CUNY Is Happy” Captioned by the Media Accessibility Project

Posted on May 28, 2014
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ZoomText touch support in Windows 8.1

Posted on May 27, 2014
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ZoomText 10.1 Free Update!

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We’re excited to announce that the next free update in the ZoomText 10.1 cycle is here. This release adds touch support for those running in Windows 8.1 as well as a bunch of bug fixes for Office 2010, Office 2013, Java applications and more.
If you own ZoomText 10.1 and you’ve got it set to download updates automatically, you’re good to go – the next time you launch ZoomText it will install the update for you. Otherwise, just go to the Help menu and choose “Check for Program Updates….

If you do not yet own ZoomText 10.1 and need support for a Windows 8 or 8.1 machine, please contact our sales team to get a quote: (802) 362-3612
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Learn more about 10.1, read the release notes, or download a free 60-day trial to give it a try yourself.