Posts Tagged disabilities

Assitive Tech Entering the Mainstream

Assitive Tech Entering the Mainstream

We’ve had a little break from posting – raising funds for the Sunshine Foundation of Canada‘s Individual Dream and DreamLift program – giving kids with physical disabilities the opportunity to Live their Dream! That said – there have been great developments in the mainstream technology world that have big implications for assistive tech users… Here […]

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iOS 8: Universal access starts to take shape!

iOS 8: Universal access starts to take shape!

For those of you who are iOS users – on iPhone or iPad, Apple’s announcements today had some exciting news. I’m pretty excited about the potential of a few new features that we now expect to see in the fall release of the iOS 8 operating system. In addition to better integration between apps and […]

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Celebrating Canadian Paralympians with Rick Mercer

I’m always inspired by the Paralympics, and Rick Mercer has done a great job this year profiling some of Canada’s top athletes. Interesting fact – the use of the prefix ‘para’ in paralympics actually means ‘beside’ or ‘alongside’ rather than referring to paraplegia. The Paralympic games include athletes with a wide range of abilities, and […]

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Learning Touchscreen Use: Part II – Tap and Hold

Learning Touchscreen Use: Part II – Tap and Hold

Welcome back! As you may recall, we started a series on touch screen use for older adults (or anyone else who might need a little help). Our introductory post to the series is here. In this post, we are going to focus on the ‘Tap and Hold’ movement, which you might also see called a […]

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App Review: Picturebook – A Great Social Story App!

App Review: Picturebook – A Great Social Story App!

For those who haven’t used social stories before, these are stories that are targeted to specific situations that a child or adult who has difficulty understanding social conventions can use to better understand what they are supposed to do in a social situation.   One of the greatest challenges in social stories is that the […]

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App Review: iWrite Words

App Review: iWrite Words

iPads seem to be making their way into many areas of my practice. While the benefits were apparent in many areas, I was surprised to see the benefits for kids having difficulty with writing. Although the kids aren’t getting the benefit of increasing strength, I have still found that using the iPad for letter formation […]

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App Review: Wet Dry Try

App Review: Wet Dry Try

Handwriting Without Tears is a well established printing program, that we use in our fine motor assessments and treatment. Wet-Dry-Try is a HWT activity that is used for learning correct letter formation on a chalkboard – and is now available in app format! We love using Wet-Dry-Try with our kids, and love using this app […]

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