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!

Free Symbolized Resources for 2015 Pan Am Games

Inspired by our recent March break camps and up coming summer camps, our training department put together some symbolized resources for the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games taking place in Toronto in July. Below you can download the pdf versions which you can print freely. If you have Communicate: In Print, email us at Bridges and… Continue reading Free Symbolized Resources for 2015 Pan Am Games

Equals + AB Teachers = Awesome Resource for Special Needs Math

As part of an ongoing initiative, Numeracy for All — A Community of Practice, Alberta teachers are sharing their experiences with the Equals math curriculum for students with significant disabilities on a publicly readable Wiki. http://abnumeracyforall.wikispaces.com/home (Last year we wrote about the sister wiki that described the Literacy for All project in Alberta.) In 2012 – 2013 Alberta Education, in collaboration with Central Alberta Regional… Continue reading Equals + AB Teachers = Awesome Resource for Special Needs Math

Apple vs. Win in the Classroom — and the winner is…. Chrome?

This is the second of three posts about trends we see effecting AT in the coming months written by Bogdan Pospielovsky  Business Development Manager at Bridges. Coming up: Chromebooks and iPads, the Internet of things, eye-gaze in the classroom, the return of Word Prediction, AT legacy and the new platforms. What trends have we missed?… Continue reading Apple vs. Win in the Classroom — and the winner is…. Chrome?

LDCSB’s educATe Site Launched

London District Catholic School Board’s  educATe website is officially up and running after a day of presentations and hands-on exploring on Friday Sept 21st.  We started this PD day with two hands-on sessions in a board office computer lab with about 40 Educational Assistants (EA’s). Then in the afternoon we toured educATe with about 200… Continue reading LDCSB’s educATe Site Launched

Bridges Announces ECT Training for 2012-2013

Bridges will be offering ECT training for the 2012-2013 school year in Mississauga and Winnipeg. ECT training has two goals. The first, and primary goal, is to facilitate an increase of augmentative communication use in target students. The secondary goal is to give communication facilitating adults (SLPs, teachers, parents, care-givers, para-educators, and others) strategies for… Continue reading Bridges Announces ECT Training for 2012-2013