Thursday, March 21, 2013

So many little time.  There are several great visual timers that can also be used as a scheduler:   Vis Timer, EZbuzz and my favorite, Alarmed
Have the student put in various times for daily activities and the app will 'remind' them visually and/or auditorily what is next.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013


Re-Enabled By Steven Aquino

Click above to read a great article about a paraprofessional who is visually impaired and his use of iPad's  accessibility features and how he uses iPads with cognitively disabled and autistic students in the classroom.   

Monday, December 10, 2012

Directions for Me

Below is a very resourceful site for students to access packaging directions.  For example, if a student wants to make Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, but has difficulty reading the directions on the packaging, he/ she can go onto the site and access the directions.  On the iPad, a student can use the Voice Over feature to have the directions read to them.  Check it out:)

Friday, October 5, 2012


This is one I have talked about before, but am finding more and more usage for.  I can take a photo of a tool that a visually impaired kiddo uses and access it through the Skitch app.  Once the photo is there, you can draw on the photo, type on it, label parts of it, etc.  I have used it with maps too.  You can make notes on a map, draw a route, etc.  I can imagine it would be helpful in teaching a variety of concepts to non-visually impaired students.  It's free!

Friday, August 17, 2012

FREE Visual Timer

Vis TimerFree - a countdown timer similar to Time Timer.  Max is 5 minutes; can change color, add digital countdown, etc.

Sounding Board APP- currently FREE!!

Sounding board is a simple communication tool that you can use to create custom boards with 1-9 message cells.  Can link boards, add recorded voice and is switch accessible with an add-on.  It's also FREE at the moment, so download it now!!

Please share with others too!