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iOS 12 for the iPad…what’s new? What’s changed?

8, October 2018

Apple just released iOS 12 and typically those of us with older devices get apprehensive with each new iOS release, worrying that our devices may continue to decline in their performance, but it seems with iOS 12 this will not

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Posted in Apple

IssieCalc – A Customizable Calculator for all

16, September 2018

We’re very proud to introduce the next app in our series developed in collaboration with our partners from SAP Labs, Israel, IssieCalc: a calculator that allows the user to personalize a number of features. Following principles of inclusive design, we designed

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Eye Gaze: Introducing Computer Control to Young Children

31, July 2018

At Beit Issie Shapiro, we have many students using eye gaze systems, both in our Early Intervention program and at our School for Special Education. For most of them, much of their use is through the Grid3 software, for purposes

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Posted in Accessibility

2Talk: New and Improved :)

24, July 2018

We are very excited to share that 2Talk, our app for creating communication boards, has been updated and redesigned, and is now available in both the App Store and Google Play. The app is great for users just beginning their

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Posted in AAC

Sphero SPRK+: Play and Education in the Technology Era

3, July 2018

As technology rapidly advances, it brings with it many interesting innovations, including new varieties of robots. The SPRK+, by Sphero, is a great example of  fun toy, that’s easy to use, making it a great option for children and adults

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Our New Blog!

14, May 2018

The Technology Center at Beit Issie Shapiro is very proud and excited to share our new updated blog! Among the upgrades and updates, our biggest news is that our blog is now available in Arabic!! From today, all the news

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Posted in Welcome

The Passover Haggadah: something for everyone

2, April 2017

Next week, Jewish people around the word will celebrate the holiday of Passover. In this post we wanted to share various Haggadas with you that we have created or found to improve participation of all family members in the Passover

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Costume Make-a-thon

10, March 2017

Last week, Beit Issie Shapiro hosted a costume make-a-thon.  The hall was a bustle of creativity and joy. 30 children and youth with disabilities that use mobility devices, and their families, came and worked together with student volunteers from the

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Posted in Ideas for Activiies

Purim is Coming!

5, March 2017

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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IssieBoard: A Virtual Keyboard with customizable options. A Collaboration between Beit Issie Shapiro and SAP Labs Israel

19, February 2017

We have been using the app IssieBoard for almost a year now, and we have received a lot of great feedback from users (thanks to all those who shared their experiences) telling us that the app is helping children and

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