Boradmaker recently released a free upgrade/download for their PCS library: high contract symbols! The library contains over 1450 symbols in a range of topics that are brightly colored against a dark background and have minimal distractions. Check it out and download them today!
Here is a GREAT opportunity for educators!
From the AEM website:
The National AEM Center invites new K-12 educators to participate in a free professional development opportunity to improve the accessibility of the materials your students use for learning. Many students with disabilities experience barriers to using curriculum materials due to physical, sensory, or learning disabilities. The outcome of the offered professional development is that you will improve your students’ access to the same curriculum materials as their classmates.
Click HERE for more information.
This company has several tools that can support individuals who struggle with accessing text. Check out their website.
Here are some amazing resources in honor of AAC Awareness Month!
Check out this amazing UDL Resource.
This wearable assistive technology device for the blind and visually impaired reads text, recognizes faces, identifies products and more. Information about models, features, and more can be found at their website.
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!
Low tech can benefit many individuals using AAC, either as their primary method of communication or as a “back up” system. There are different symbol libraries available, depending on the device you use and the needs of your students. Check out how to make low tech AAC communication boards here.
These amazing kits bring your iPad or iPhone to life (and are also now compatible with the Kindle Fire!)! Use different kits to teach numbers, letters, spelling, visual spatial awareness and more!
Visit the Osmo website for more information!