Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Two Great Apps for Improving Visual Motor Skills

By: Noa Nitzan

I thought I would share with you two great apps that I use extensively in my practice to work on pre-writing and visual motor skills. Each is developed by an occupational therapist but are recommended for use by anyone. I

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Start-up Spotlight: Sesame Enable

By Yael Elstein

Recently, Forbes Magazine published an article titled 12 Israeli Technologies Changing the Lives of the Disabled in 2015. Sesame Enable, one of the companies profiled, has just won the million dollar first prize in Verizon’s Powerful Answers Competition. To celebrate

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Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Keeping your iPad Safe From Wandering Fingers: Guided Access and Other Important Features

By Orit Grinshtein

The iPad’s touch interface and intuitive design have proven to be simple to master among children, with and without disabilities. And though the touch interface has opened up a whole new world for people with disabilities, this new found ability

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Comparing iPad cases: How to choose the right one for your needs?

By: Noa Nitzan

One of the most common questions we get when consulting with parents and professionals about using an iPad for their child is “What is the best case to buy?” In our opinion the case is an essential accessory and is

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Monday, February 09, 2015

Apps for Play? Of course!

By Dana Cappel

Children love to play. They need to play. Through play children develop motor-skills, they learn to problem solve, they practise social interactions and role-playing, and they develop their imaginations. For typically developing children, play comes easy. The inner drive to

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

APPlicable – Making apps accessible for all

As professionals who work with children with disabilities one of our goals is facilitating integration into community life. Practising new skills can only take one so far.  True integration in community life for people with disabilities can only occur if bigger

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Wizzybug – The Path to AUTOnomy

This week we’re taking a look at technology of a different sort, thanks to Ely and his family. Ely is a wonderful boy and his family is truly inspirational. We invited Laura and Frank Marciano to share their story… By:

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Our Top AAC Apps

By: Dana Cappel and Racheli Blum

The year has only just begun and already the good news for people with disabilities is pouring in. Change is in the air, and this time it comes from Israel. Finally, after years of lobbying the government, communication devices have

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Tuesday, January 06, 2015

2015: Resolutions and Wish List for the New Year

By Dana Cappel

It’s that time of year again. Time to look at the year ahead and set new goals; new achievements that we’d like to strive for, in our personal and professional lives. As we discussed in our last post, 2014 brought

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Monday, December 29, 2014

2014 Summary: Highlights and Recommended Apps

This week we ring in the New Year. We hope 2015 will bring good tidings for all, including in the world of technology for people with disabilities. A Look Back at the Tech of 2014

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