Bridges new website is LIVE!

Bridges has a brand new website that makes searching for, learning about, and purchasing Assistive Technology easier than ever. To celebrate we’re having a launch sale.  All-Turn-It Spinner, Don Johnston Switch Interface, Connection in the Workplace and other curricula, Jelly Bean Switch and more! We’ll be adding more items, so be sure to sign up for… Continue reading Bridges new website is LIVE!

6 + 1 Super Cool AT stories from 2016 ATIA conference

This year’s  Assistive Technology Industry Association’s conference in Orlando turned out to be a really exciting few days.  We got to attend sessions, meet with our manufacturing partners and prowl the massive exhibit hall hunting for cool stuff. This year, the weather was unseasonably hot outside (peaking at 27C.  Most years, the weather is more… Continue reading 6 + 1 Super Cool AT stories from 2016 ATIA conference

October is AAC Awareness Month

October is AAC awareness month! So Bridges will be providing resources, tips, and news, as well as making some new product announcements related to AAC devices. Look out for these AAC related happenings in October. Breaking the ICE Conference – October 3rd : Breaking the ICE is a unique opportunity for AAC device users and… Continue reading October is AAC Awareness Month

What we’ve learned at Bridges LIVE this year!

1)      Multi-platform is the new eco system At BridgesLIVE events we’ve seen BYOD in action.  From iPads, to Surface tablets (actually a lot more than I expected,  several per each BLive), from wheezy but still chugging XP laptops, to Macs and Windows, 7, 8 and even an Android tablet and Chromebook or two.  Two years… Continue reading What we’ve learned at Bridges LIVE this year!

Bridges LIVE! Coming to a City Near You

We’ve just hadour first Bridges LIVE! event in Mississauga and it was a great success.  The enthusiasm of attendees, the discussions around trends in AT, new eye gaze technology and iPad access options, teaching strategies for students with profound challenges, tools on the cloud… as usual we probably learned as much from our participants as they… Continue reading Bridges LIVE! Coming to a City Near You

MEville to WEville Success Stories from Alberta

As part of an ongoing literacy initiative, Literacy for All — A Community of Practice, Alberta teachers are sharing their experiences with MEville to WEville on a publicly readable Wiki. “We learned that ALL students can learn literacy skills through comprehensive literacy instruction in inclusive classrooms when we use the right supports and modifications,” wrote one teacher. “The kids are really responding… Continue reading MEville to WEville Success Stories from Alberta