Sunday, February 2, 2014

Amazing Maya!


I've followed this little girl from the very beginning. Can you imagine the frustration she would feel if her parents had believed the teachers? Can you imagine Maya being considered a "behavioral problem" because of it? I hope this little girl changes the world. She is a fighter, and so is her mama.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Monday, January 6, 2014

Sweet Jesus...Seven years ago this was $10,000

http://www.cameramouse.org/index.html
http://www.cameramouse.org/index.html


Camera Mouse is a free program that enables you to control the mouse pointer on your computer screen just by moving your head.

To use Camera Mouse you need a Windows computer and a webcam.
Over 2,000,000 downloads to date!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Making Paige's pages accessible. A Dummie begins

My God, this is hard.  I just became aware of ChromeVox two days ago.




http://www.marcozehe.de/2013/09/07/why-accessibility-apis-matter/   This is a link to a developer who is blind.  This post has info on Chrome Vox.  It is so much more "accessible" to a dummie like me than J.A.W.S. screen reader.

I am attempting to create a page for a  student of mine.  She has no speech, is wheelchair bound, tube fed, and brilliant.  Hey, if I don't do it, who will?  She has been going to school for 12 years, and has no Augmentative Alternative Communication device because she is so...involved. Did I mention she is cortically blind?  So...the only thing that really works for her without involvement is her ears.  The ears have it.  If she could tell what she knows, I'm sure we'd all be gobsmacked!!!

o this is a start.  I am "keeping notes".  If you happen across here and can help...please let me know, leave a link in the comments.  No money, just my undying love and respect.  FOREVER.  I have taken ONE CLASS in HTML5.  Whoopee!

addendum #1: http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/web-designer/creating-an-ada-compliant-website/
                 #2: http://achecker.ca/checker/index.php
                 #3: http://www.afb.org/section.aspx?SectionID=57&TopicID=167

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Wheel of apps--ASD, Dyslexia, ID, Deaf-blindness,

(click on link above to find the  PDF document pictured below.  Links are not "hot")




http://teachinglearnerswithmultipleneeds.blogspot.com/2009/09/free-online-activities-for.html

SEE ALSO http://blog.momswithapps.com/apps-for-special-needs/  Moms, some of whom, like Shannon Rosa were app developers themselves...



Mobile Learning and Blooms Taxonomy and the Pedagogy Wheel  
Most of the links are HOT and link directly to pages describing them, and you are able to download them.  These came from iTunes U!!!!!!)








Personalised LearningwithBlooms Taxonomyand thePadagogy Wheel



















Apps for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders









*****For Deaf-blindness, available on the blog Confessions of a Deaf-Blind Mother: here.