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Celebrating Yom Ha’atzmaut

Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israeli Independence Day, is just a couple of days away. Here are a few of the games and activities we have created to enjoy with your kids, while celebrating the holiday. Israeli Innovations (English) School children learn about

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Rolling the Dice with IssieDice: An Accessible Customizable Dice App

Do you or someone you know have trouble rolling conventional dice? Lost the dice to your favorite board game? Need a special die for a class activity? Then IssieDice is for you! The Technology Center of Beit Issie Shapiro is excited to

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Purim Fun!

Very soon, we will be celebrating Purim, a favorite holiday for children and adults alike. At Beit Issie Shapiro we are already busy getting into the holiday spirit planning costumes and incorporating holiday words and concepts into our daily activities.

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Word Prediction and Dictation: An Assistive Technology Case Study

In this post I’d like to share an experience I had working with A., a university student, who is currently in the first year of an undergraduate degree. A. has cerebral palsy and uses an electric wheelchair. He has impaired

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Don’t Forget to Back Up!! How to Back Up Apps and Files (and a Little about a Flash Drive for iPad)

Many people have come to us with questions following accidental erasure of communication boards from their iPad and we felt that it was important to write a post explaining how to back up iPad content. This information is relevant and

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Typing – More than Just for Typing Words

In the last few years I have spent a lot of time thinking about and working on typing with children and adults, specifically with those that have difficulty with writing, and that typing has become their main writing outlet. There

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Using Switches with iPad

We are often asked about using switches with the iPad, so in this post, we will review the technical details of connecting switches to the iPad and also different ways they can be used. Switches can be an excellent way

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Purim is Coming!

In just a week we will be celebrating Purim in all its colorful glory; carnivals, costumes, and more…Purim is a very special holiday with unique customs that everyone, especially children, love to take part in. In this spirit, Beit Issie

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iOS 10 and Implications for AAC

iOS 10, Apple’s new operating system, includes many changes and additions that improve accessibility.  An overview can be found in our recent post. We can take this new functionality a step further and use the iPad or iPhone as an

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Arabic Voices Now Available for TouchChat

Great news for Arabic-speaking people with communication and language difficulties…TouchChat now offers Arabic voices! We have been looking for something of quality for quite some time and are very happy with this development. Click here to read this post in Arabic.

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