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!

Cloud Privacy: How is your extension paying for its development?

You don’t get something for nothing…. There’s no such thing as a free lunch… everybody’s got to eat… Home truths, that could be extended (pun intended) to extensions. Developers of extensions are no different than the rest of us — they don’t generally work for free. The one’s that do (and again we’ve been down this road… Continue reading Cloud Privacy: How is your extension paying for its development?

Cloud Privacy: Can you turn your Extensions Off?

For most extensions, it is a safe bet that they are always working.  Even though you are not actually accessing their functionality, they are still doing their work. For an extension to deliver that almost instant responsiveness that makes you forget the work is being done on a server, thousands of kilometres away, most extensions work… Continue reading Cloud Privacy: Can you turn your Extensions Off?

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

Top 8 Chromebook Simple Switch Activity Sites

[Over the summer an assistive technology specialist at a school-board that’s gone Chromebooks wrote to us,  “What do I do with these things?” This is part 2 of our series on the options for the Chromebook in a special needs setting. ] Now that you’ve got your switch talking to your computer (see the previous article Chromebooks and Switch… Continue reading Top 8 Chromebook Simple Switch Activity Sites

Kurzweil web subscription/firefly adds Google Drive supports and more

Kurzweil 3000 firefly, the reading tool that comes with the web licence subscription version of K3000, has now added direct access to Google Drive. One click gets you direct access to documents saved in Google Drive.  A great feature for the many  schools and school districts who have implemented Google Apps for Education (GAFE) or… Continue reading Kurzweil web subscription/firefly adds Google Drive supports and more

2015 TRENDS — WEB 2.0 – ENDANGERED SPECIES?

Whatever happened to web 2.0? A few years ago (2006-10ish) we saw a lot of desktop computer functionality get imitated by web-browser based tools, a lot of them for free.  For awhile it seemed like you do almost anything on the computer for free if you just got the Google search term right – voice… Continue reading 2015 TRENDS — WEB 2.0 – ENDANGERED SPECIES?