September 23rd, 2013

The ALS Association has archived this webinar from April 2013.

 

September 23rd, 2013

 

The ALS Association webinar recording on iPads For People With ALS is now available on the WebEx service site. It was presented on Monday, September 23, 2013.

August 26th, 2013

Here's a preview of the upcoming line-up of webinars from iCATER, to be held Wednesdays at 3:00PM:
1. 9/4/13- ICATER Toolkit
2. 9/11/13- Notability (there have been lots of updates and we expect a larger university student membership this year; it's a great tool for them!)
3. 9/18/13- Outline +
4. 9/25/13- The Newest Features of iOS 7
5. 10/2/13- Co-Writer
6. 10/9/13- Stories2Learn

The iCATER website has been updated as well.

August 13th, 2013

GlowCaps are a product and service from Vitality that helps increase taking of medication. You can order your medication from CVS with the GlowCap feature. According to the maker:

  • GlowCap® remembers so you don't have to - Light and sound notifications from the GlowCap® escalate from subtle to insistent: devices glow, then make noise, then send a text notification or dial your home phone.
  • GlowCap® features an accompanying reminder light that plugs easily into any visible outlet around the home. This reminder light works in tandem with the GlowCap® by glowing orange at the time of your scheduled medication, and sends immediate updates to you or your caregiver.
  • It also sends email and progress reports sent to your loved ones.
  • Refills are as easy as the push of the "Press-For-Refill" button at the base of the GlowCap®. When pressed, a call is placed that connects you directly to your chosen pharmacist to place the order. 
The GlowCaps communicates via AT&T wireless networks but you need not be an AT&T customer. Pricing is not entirely clear. At the moment it's $79 from CVS. They have also developed a GlowPack with similar features that can store other types of medications, such as blister packs, inhalers, injectables, etc.) that may be coming to market.
 
GlowCap bottle top, transmitter, and GlowPack image
August 8th, 2013

Lois Brady is sharing a handy checklist for comparing apps on her blog, Speech Therapy for Autism. Features you might want to screen for include data tracking capabilities, voice output functionality, customization, motor skills required, and more. Lois Jean Brady, SLP-CAS, is the author of Apps for Autism.