Going-Blind

Focusing on Vision Loss

What is it like to lose your vision?  At BridgingApps we work with many clients who are blind or have low vision.  Some of these clients were sighted and lost their vision slowly over time and others were born with…

Apple Restrictions

Digital Safety Tips for Parents & Caregivers

During this unusual time in our world, we are all learning how to adapt to the “new normal”.  For many families this means parents figuring out how to work remotely while also trying to learn to “homeschool” children with and…

A young man sitting in a wheelchair plays with Skoog and iPad.

Skoog Visits Teen Music Night

Reading Time: 2 minutes Have you ever heard of Skoog?  Skoog is a musical accessory for iPad that allows users to tap, twist, or squeeze it to create music.  Thanks to the BridgingApps team, participants in teen night at Easter…

Cognitopia: Part 2

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Routines App Previously, we began exploring the Cognitopia suite of apps in Cognitopia: Part 1 with an in-depth look at the “My Life” app.  Now we are going to talk about the importance of routines…

Cognitopia: Part 1

Reading Time: 5 minutes What is Cognitopia? Cognitopia is a suite of accessible apps for self-management and executive functioning that help people with cognitive disabilities be more independent while helping caregivers provide better support.  It was designed by a team…

BridgingApps Reviewer Spotlight

This month’s App Reviewer Spotlight is about a long time reviewer, Ashlee Goletz.  She has been reviewing apps for BridgingApps since October 2016. Ashlee has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science form the University of Central Florida, a Master’s degree…

BridgingApps Holiday Tech Ideas 🎁

During the holiday season, many families choose to purchase new devices such as the 9.7 Apple iPad (that now supports Apple pencil), Google Pixelbook, Amazon Fire HD8 (just released October 2018), Samsung Galaxy Tab, or the Kindle E-Reader.  If this is…