Adolescent/Transition

Accessibility Features in Computer Operating Systems

All current computer operating systems include features that make using the computer easier for people with disabilities.  For many people, these features may provide sufficient accommodations or may be the best available solution. In other cases, the features are scaled-down versions of capabilities that are available in more sophisticated versions from third-party vendors.

These features accommodate a wide range of users:

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Comparing the Accessibility and Screen Enhancement Features of Google Android Lollipop 5.0 and Apple iOS 8.1.1 for People with Low Vision

The AFB has posted a good comparison of the two dominant smartphone operating systems

"It can be argued that Apple has represented the gold standard of accessibility for some time now. It is reassuring to see Google taking accessibility more seriously with its more recent Android releases that include Magnification Gestures and color inversion."

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Archived Webinar on AT and LD

Learning Ally has more than 10 recently-archived webinars on LD, especially dyslexia, and AT.

Titles include:

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Google Chrome as Assistive Technology

10/28/2014
9 AM Pacific, 12 PM Eastern

The Texas Assistive Technology Network presents Google Chrome apps and extensions that could be beneficial to ALL students.

Did you know that 22% of US schools now use Chromebooks for students to complete tasks. How does this impact struggling students? In this webinar, we will explore an array of Google Chrome apps and extensions that could be beneficial to ALL students. By leveraging the power of this common browser, we can make significant customization to meet the needs of struggling students.

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Who’s Who in Social Media: Pinterest, Blogs and Facebook Groups (AAC)

Monday, September 22, 2014
3:30 PM Pacific, 6:30 PM Eastern

The Special Ed. Tech. Center at Central Washington U. presents.

It seems like everybody has a pinterest page, facebook group or blog right now. Let’s participate in social media that has research based content and practical applications. This webinar will let you take a peek at the most popular social media links in the field of Speech, Language and AAC.

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What’s New in AAC

Monday, September 15, 2014
3:30 PM Pacific, 6:30 PM Eastern

The Special Ed. Tech. Center at Central Washington U. presents what you may have missed.

It’s hard to stay current on “All things AAC” when it is a rapidly changing scene. Any one else dizzy? Join this webinar to get the latest on new AAC devices and new AAC apps. This fast paced, informative webinar will wet your appetite for what’s new and provide resources for you to look further into the AAC systems that catch your eye.

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Sorting through AAC Options (Apps / Devices): Making Educated Choices

Thursday, October 23, 2014
12 PM Pacific, 3 PM Eastern

AbleNet presents methodology for selecting the best AAC App or an AAC device.

After you evaluate an individual who would benefit from AAC options, how do you decide which AAC solution best meets the individual’s functional communication needs? This webinar provides resources to help you decide what the optimum solution is, whether it is an AAC App or an AAC device.

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