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Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games – we’ll be watching!

24, August 2021

  The 2020 Paralympic Games start today. Over 4000 athletes will compete in a variety of sports including wheelchair basketball, swimming, badminton, and boccia, a sport similar to bocce but designed specifically for people with physical disabilities. For a full

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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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Encouraging Play and Participation during Remote Learning

6, January 2021

In the last few weeks, we are hearing about more and more cities returning to remote learning. Positive cases continue to rise and the cold weather is making outdoor social distancing difficult. Children are again spending more time at home,

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Hanukkah 2020 – Celebrating Together while Apart

11, December 2020

This week, Jews around the world begin to celebrate the holiday of Hanukkah, or Festival of Lights. The holiday is a favorite of children, filled with family gatherings, candle lighting, gifts and of course, delicious foods. This year, many of

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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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Free recorded webinars – AAC, technology for play, and more

18, August 2020

At Beit Issie Shapiro, we have finally entered summer vacation mode. Our day programs are on a short summer break and things have slowed down.  Whether you are still in vacation mode where you are, or you’re gearing up for

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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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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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