Free App Friday | Toca Kitchen Monsters

Currently free at the iTunes store, Toca Kitchen Monsters is a very popular app with kids of all ages. The app is a fun, creative game that allows kids to prepare and cook food. This is a great app to use…

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CES 2018 Meet Bio-Lert Seizure Alert System #CES2018

At CES 2018 we caught up with CEO Ron Nag of Bio-Lert, a company that has developed a system that monitors, detects, alerts and records information related to seizure activity. This system uses a smartwatch, a smartphone, an app and…

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CES 2018 Meet Your New Voice – VocaliD #CES2018

Millions of children and adults worldwide live with voicelessness, and text to speech technology makes it possible for those who are nonverbal to use a device to express themselves. In recent years with the widespread adoption of mobile technology, more…

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CES 2018 Meet Self-Driving Bus Accessible Olli #CES2018

Wow! CES 2018 showcased some of the most innovative technologies in the global tech industry with more than 3,900 exhibitors from around the world and the largest show floor in its 51-year history. Seeing and experiencing everything proved impossible, but…

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Nathan’s Story

In honor of Down Syndrome Awareness month, we are sharing stories of people with Down syndrome who are leading happy, productive and fulfilling lives. Meet teenager Nathan and his mother, Belinda. Nathan shares his own story, followed by a letter…

Capti Narrator App

BridgingApps Reviewed App | Capti Narrator

BridgingApps just published the following BridgingApps Reviewed App on the site: Capti Narrator is an assistive technology app that allows users to browse the web and add content to a playlist to be read aloud. Originally designed for individuals with…

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Parent Tech Tricks – Use Clock App to Set Limits!

Tired of being a nag? Done with negotiating screen time limits? We hear you! One of the most frequently asked questions we receive from parents, teachers and caregivers is how can I restrict my child’s access to their iPad, iPhone…

SXSW workshop | Apps for Inclusion

Top 5 Apps & Technology for Special Needs from SXSW2015

We at BridgingApps know that statements like “good design benefits all” and “inclusion goes beyond equality to equity and access” are impactful, but do these assertions resonate outside of the disability community? Do technology companies, educators, and app developers truly…

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Robert Rummel-Hudson Reflects on Special Needs Fathers

BridgingApps is pleased to welcome Robert Rummel-Hudson as a guest blogger this month in honor of Father’s Day. Rob shares his thoughts on fatherhood from the perspective of a man who has a daughter with special needs and cannot speak….

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Math Appy Hour at Houston Open House

Last week marked our spring open house that showcased our Assistive Technology Lab, ToyTech and BridgingApps program. Our come-and-go event featured interactive stations where volunteers showed participants creative ways to use mobile devices with people who have disabilities. Teachers, therapists…

Pixie by Tech 4 Learning App

BridgingApps Reviewed App | Pixie by Tech4Learning

BridgingApps just published the following BridgingApps Reviewed App on the site: Pixie is an app that can increase creativity and comes with folders filled with activities for every area of education. It is like having a Smart Board on your…

Write About This App

BridgingApps Reviewed App | Write About This

BridgingApps just published the following BridgingApps Reviewed App on the site: Are you looking for a way to increase your student’s writing skills? If so, check out the Write About This app. You can try the free version to see…

BridgingApps Reviewed App | DBT Diary Card and Skills Coach

BridgingApps just published the following BridgingApps Reviewed App on the site: The DBT Diary Card and Skills Coach is a mindfulness app for helping individuals recognize their behaviors and manage emotions. The app includes a calendar, coaching, customizing features, a…

BridgingApps Reviewed App | DialSafe Pro

BridgingApps just published the following BridgingApps Reviewed App on the site: DialSafe Pro is a free app that teaches kids a variety of skills relating to using the telephone.Teach your child proper phone usage and safety with an app that…