The AT Help Desk has officially launched a podcast!
“We Have Solutions!” is a monthly podcast about assistive technology, disabilities, and breaking down barriers to accessibility through one-on-one interviews, news, reviews, and more. They’ll talk to a range of guests from within various disability-related communities including assistive technology users, experts in the field, and everything in between.
With virtually every smartphone on the planet coming pre-built with recording technology, it’s never been easier to record in-person lectures or meetings. But with so many choices being available, it might not always be easy to know which app is best suited for your needs, so today we are going to look at 5 apps that are worth considering when it comes to recording in-person meetings and lectures.
Keeping kids consistently on task is no easy feat. Kids need reminders, rewards, and endless patience to keep them on track. And right now, under the current COVID-19 restrictions, many parents are being forced into the role of educator as well as parent. While this is hopefully a very short-term solution, there are some apps and strategies that can make it easier for parents to stay on top of their children’s daily activities and responsibilities, both at home and at school.
Home learning is something that we’ve talked about before, but with the recent COVID-19 related school shutdown announcements in New Brunswick, we thought it would be a subject worth revisiting. While the current situation is far from ideal, the good news is that there are many fantastic apps available that are designed to bolster at-home learning, and some of them are even free. So, without further ado let’s explore some home learning apps that are worth looking at in 2022.
Teaching math in a fun and engaging way is no easy feat, especially when it comes to young learners. And, when it comes to teaching these young learners, presenting math equations in a visual format seems to net the most success for the majority of learners. Taking a tactile approach to math is another common route for teaching young learners, and the app that we are looking at today seeks to combine those two approaches to create a learning app that is equal parts tactile and equal parts visually based.
If you’re a parent, then you’ve probably introduced the concept of chores to your children. As parents we all tackle this subject differently, but regardless of individual parenting style, chores are inevitable. And for new parents, the process of teaching and then reinforcing habits can be difficult, and rewarding those good habits can be expensive.
Teaching math in a way that’s engaging and relatable can be a real challenge. The concepts are often abstract and difficult to imagine, and for students with unique learning challenges, certain math fundamentals can present a lot of problems. The website that we are looking at today presents math concepts in a way that students can connect with on a personal, social, and global level.
When it comes to word processors, Microsoft Office has been the top choice among professionals for around 20 years. Office is accessible, user-friendly, and packed with all the features you need to get writing. But not everyone knows that Microsoft Office also offers a free version of their app that can be accessed online or via app store. Today we’re going to dive a bit deeper into Microsoft Office’s various online apps, including what makes them different as well as how/where to access the various versions of Word.
It’s not always easy to find a good balance between work, play, school, and everything else in our lives. And with the human brain only being able to remember so much, things are bound to be forgotten along the way. This is especially true for individuals who struggle with executive functioning, but in the end, we all forget things when they aren’t written down. The good news is task management apps have exploded in popularity and usability, and many of them are available for free across different platforms.
In 2021, note-taking means a lot more than putting pen to paper. With the evolution of computer and smart phone technology, note-taking has taken a significant turn towards digitization, and that’s great news for persons with disabilities. Nowadays, most modern note-taking apps are universally designed, accessible, and free. Today we are going to look at five unique note-taking apps worth trying in 2021. This list is not so much about finding what is “best”, but rather, what makes certain apps unique or popular.