We’ve already reviewed how to connect a switch to a Chromebook. But if you need maximum accessibility in a Chromebook learning environment the ultimate answer may lay in Windows. But before we get to that, here are a few things that a Chromebook can do if you need an alternative way to access it other… Continue reading PROBLEM: Accessibility in Chrome. SOLUTION: Windows?
What’s accessible text? Text that can be read out loud, format changed, notes added etc.? But what about making the text actually more understandable?
New Snap&Read Universal’s chrome extension’s built in dynamic text levelling shifts the definition of accessible text.
Recently, a teacher in BC whose student just received Kurzweil 3000 called and said “Given that many students in BC use Kurzweil 3000, I have two questions: 1) Surely, I don’t have to turn a whole bunch of common Grade 6 novels and textbooks into .kesi files for this specific student? 2) Surely, someone else has… Continue reading Accessible Text Repositories — Canadian and International
The recently released, Snap & Read from Don Johnston will read virtually anything on your computer. This is a wonderfully effective and simple text to speech tool. Just drag a frame around what you want to read on the screen (much like some screen image capture tools out there)and in seconds the high quality speech… Continue reading Read Anything on Your Screen Even Flash and Images
Bridges is scheduling a full slate of new webinars for 2012. For the new year we’re adding two more to our regular slate: Communicate: SymWriter – Write with Symbols and more! educATe – Web delivered AT support Service Repeating again : Equals – Age-Neutral Math Curricula for Students with Special Needs: Symbolize IT with Communicate… Continue reading More Webinars for 2012
Register for one of Bridges’ free 40 min webinars on Accessibility on the Web with BrowseAloud and Point. We know its a busy time of year but there are two pertinent deadlines looming that make these sessions particularly timely. New Ontario Customer Service standards are coming into effect January 2012, under Access On. Deploying these tools… Continue reading Free Webinars on BrowseAloud, Point and Web Accesibility
A grant offered by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) will pay for enhancements to websites to make them more accessible. Enhancements like those delivered by the web accessibility technologies BrowseAloud and Point, distributed in Canada by Bridges. But all applications have to be submitted before September 23rd, 2011. So time is running out!… Continue reading Grant Pays for Website Accessibility with BrowseAloud and Point