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!
Chromebook users can be challenged by a printed worksheet – not all scanners and other peripherals work with the Google OS machines. Even in a Windows environment, a lot of schools are going to cloud based apps for a lot of compelling reasons, not least of which is simplicity, low cost and anywhere access to… Continue reading Quick and Easy Worksheet accessibility on Chromebook/GAFE
It took no more than 10 minutes of using uPAR in a BC school to generate the first profound, goosebump-raising results. The team supervising the uPAR assessment called-up the screen of a grade 12 student (let’s call him Zack) working intently away. He was one of 22 students in the room ranging from grades 9-12… Continue reading “Look what he can do! Who knew?” BC High School conducts uPAR Pilot
As another school year ends, teachers are breathing a sigh of relief, while governments across the country are looking to improve scores . Ontario’s ministry of education recently announced that the province will be contributing $60 million to a new math initiative, (see the full article from the Globe and Mail here.) Beginning in September 2016,… Continue reading Math Intitiatives — Special Needs Classroom: Equals Bridges the Gap
You have a big text book or a large exam or a bunch of documents you need to turn into Kurzweil files. A lot of even advanced Kurzweil 3000 users or support staff don’t realize there is a great tool that automates a big part of this job, saving hours of watching over a computer… Continue reading KESI Format Automater
Last week, we got this very short email: “I just had to share this video… We introduced the EyeGaze on Friday and again today. This is day 2! Oh My! ;)” –Barb Welsford, Assistive Technology Specialist, Bridgewater The assistive technology team at South Shore Regional School Board in Nova Scotia sent us video clips that captured Aidan’s… Continue reading Aidan and Eye Gaze – A New World of Possibilities
It’s not enough to say your server in the Cloud is secure. When a company or organization says their data is secure, assume that’s on a spectrum, rather than an absolute stating of fact. Just look at this Top 10 list from Digital Guardian of websites that have been hacked in 2015 (https://digitalguardian.com/blog/top-10-biggest-data-breaches-2015 ): from… Continue reading Cloud Privacy: When the Extension’s Servers are Breached