Tips and ideas for making accessible tactile Easter eggs with kids who are blind or who have multiple disabilities.
Can a watch-like sensor replace the EEG? Researchers say that this watch can detect seizure activity by measuring sympathetically mediated electrodermal activity which has been suggested as containing enough information to profile a seizure. They say they can even predict seizures with this watch.
TVI Lisa LaDue answers readers’ questions about O&M and TVI services and whether or not a visually impaired student should automatically be sat at the front of the classroom.
Eric Jerman reviews the generative music iPad app, Bloom. Bloom allows children to create gentle, soft music patterns and bubbles of color with just the tap of a finger. The app also allows you to choose which color palette and contrast is most attractive to your child.
For more than a century and a half, AIDB has been investing in the lives of thousands of infants, toddlers, children, adults and seniors who are challenged by hearing and vision loss. AIDB has five campuses and eight regional centers throughout Alabama.
Wikki Stix are an easy way to create tactile graphics, assist with O & M training, map concepts, music lessons, daily living skills and much more. Since they adhere to almost any smooth surface with just fingertip pressure, they are easy to use to provide a raised line effect.
Inclusive Technology, a company that creates software for children with special needs, has also created a set of fun and accessible iPad apps. We review the two that are best for children with visual impairments: Smarty Pants and Five Sharks Swimming.
The California School for the Blind provides intensive, disability specific educational services for enrolled students who are blind, visually impaired, deafblind, and visually impaired/multi-disabled, whose primary learning needs are related to their visual impairment.