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HIT’s Fixperts at Beit Issie Shapiro – custom designed solutions to real-life challenges

6, April 2021

“The world needs more people who can solve problems. Fixperts is a programme that unlocks people’s imagination and skills to get the world fixing problems, small and big.” ~Fixperts This year we were very lucky to become “Fixpartners” with industrial

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Introducing IssieRoots: Interactive Holiday Activities for all

17, March 2021

Jewish holidays are central to Jewish life, family, and community, and have deep emotional value for children and their families. In order to maximize the inclusion of all children in family holiday traditions and activities we are creating IssieRoots, a

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Halloween During COVID-19: Maintaining an Inclusive Experience

24, October 2020

With all the restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Halloween celebrations will look quite different this year. Parties seem irresponsible given the emphasis on social distancing and the restrictions on gatherings and trick-or-treating may even be banned in your

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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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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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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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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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ThisAbles – A Perfect Combination between Universal Design, Technology, Practicality, and IKEA.

26, March 2019

ThisAbles is a new initiative that provides 3D-printed solutions to make IKEA products accessible. Congratulations to IKEA, Access Israel, and Milbat NGO for this incredible and innovative project! So inspiring! To read more about the project click the link: IKEA’s

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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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Toy Workshop: Making simple battery operated toys switch accessible – anyone can!

9, August 2017

This week, at Beit Issie Shapiro, a small group of occupational therapists and speech therapists from the day programs gathered in the library to “play” in a workshop led by Frank Marciano, engineer, maker, father to a child with disabilities,

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