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Exploring Tobii Dynavox’s new eye tracking software options

4, July 2020

Tobii Dynavox recently released new interfaces for eye gaze systems and they will have significant impacts on eye gaze users. There are now three interfaces offering different levels of control for people of different abilities.  Each one offers a different

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Virtual Tour Activities for Families and Remote Learning

6, May 2020

Normally at this time of year, people would be starting to emerge from their winter “hibernation” habits and would start spending more time outdoors in local parks, exploring city neighborhoods and maybe even hitting the highways for a road trip

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Free Upcoming Webinars from The Technology Center at Beit Issie Shapiro

10, April 2020

At Beit Issie Shapiro we are continuing to offer services to the community of people with disabilities and those that care for them in any way that we can.  We are currently offering two free webinars this month, one regarding

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Beit Issie Shapiro’s new Haggadah and other Digital Ideas for Passover

29, March 2020

We are very excited to unveil our updated interactive Haggadah. Created using the Ji Tap platform, our Haggadah is colorful and engaging and allows children and others to follow along and participate in the Seder even if they are unable

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The Virtual School at Beit Issie Shapiro

26, March 2020

These days when the lack of routine has become the new routine, the staff of the Beit Issie Shapiro School for Special Education have been making sure that their students and families have a variety of lessons and activities to

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Free Trials for Websites with Accessible Content for Children with Special Needs

23, March 2020

To help parents and children with special needs who are home during the COVID-19 pandemic, accessible software companies are offering extended free trials on select software.  Here are two great companies that we love and use regularly:       

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Technology Ideas for Home-Time During the Corona Outbreak

18, March 2020

Around the world, families and children find themselves at home together, separated from their friends and familiar schedules, due to the Corona virus outbreak. First, we want to let you know that the staff of The Technology Center at Beit

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“Making Costume Dreams Come True” Celebrates 5 years!

6, March 2020

Beit Issie Shapiro’s “Making Costume Dreams Come True” event celebrated 5 years last week! 30 children and youth with disabilities who use mobility devices were again matched with student volunteers from the design department of Holon Institute of Technology (HIT)

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Words for Purim: A New Activity on Ji Tap by Beit Issie Shapiro

26, February 2020

Join Michal as she and her friends get ready for a Purim party. Learn to recognize Hebrew words associated with the holiday, including Purim characters, costumes, and holiday traditions. Click to play on JiTap.      

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Mouse Support for iPad in iOS 13 – A Welcome Addition to iPad

6, February 2020

Have you tried mouse support yet? Trying out mouse support with my iPad made me realize that slowly but surely personal digital devices are moving toward a universal design, with computers and tablets starting to converge and become more and

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