Check out these amazing resources in honor of AAC Awareness Month!
Check out this amazing resource!
Ghotit is a new product designed to help individuals with dyslexia and dysgraphia. This software/mobile app is available on multiple platforms and provides “solutions help struggling writers and readers to improve their reading and writing skills”. Try it for free at their website!
Have you heard about the new Echo Buttons? Available from Amazon and designed to be used with their Alexa products, these buttons provide an interactive way to play games such as Trivial Pursuit, Hanagram, and Don’t Cut that Wire. There are many ways to use these in your classroom. Want ideas? Come to our workshop on December 13th. You just might want to add a few of these to your holiday wish list!
Smart home technology is “mainstream” technology that can have a profound effect on the independence of a person with a disability, allowing them to accomplish everyday tasks using their voice – or voice output device! TechACCESS has set up an accessible space utilizing smart home technology. Devices such as ceiling and floor lamps, a fan, a radio, and a doorbell camera can be controlled with voice commands. The devices can be operated through Amazon’s Echo or Google Home. The individual devices can be grouped into routines and controlled with a single voice command. What’s more, both the Amazon Echo and Google Home respond to the voice output produced by many speech generating devices or apps. Use your TobiiDynavox or Proloquo2Go to dim the lights, turn on the fan, and play some music when it’s time for a break! Need help remembering the commands? Create some visuals to help!