Smart Home Technology For Individuals With Special Needs

Written By Guest Blogger & App Reviewer Christopher Wright Smart Home Technology is essentially taking everyday average appliances you would have in your home, and increasing their usefulness by connecting them to the Internet. They can also connect via Bluetooth technology, although this…

More Than Simple Gratitude: Heroes in Plain Sight

Written By Amy Harkins Reading Time: 2 Minutes Veterans are not a monolith. They possess a variety of talents and skills and needs after the epic storm that crashed and stalled over Houston in August of 2017.  Hurricane Harvey was…

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New BridgingApps YouTube Content

The BridgingApps YouTube Channel is an excellent resource for using mobile technology. Visit and subscribe to view virtual tech sessions, app reviews, success stories and how-to videos. We have recently added new content and have even more videos coming soon….

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)

May 16th marks Global Accessibility Awareness Day.  The focus of this day is to raise awareness to those responsible for design, development, usability, and related communities who build, shape, fund and influence technology and its use. This day helps people…

Autism Awareness Month 2019 | Apps for Autism List

April is Autism Awareness Month! National Autism Awareness Month represents an excellent opportunity to promote autism awareness, autism acceptance and to draw attention to the tens of thousands facing an autism diagnosis each year. In recent years, there have been more and…

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Alex’s Success Story | Autism Awareness Month

Hi, my name is Alex Hightower. I am a sophomore at The HUB Houston, a relationship-centered educational program serving teenagers and young adults with neurological differences. I am also the webmaster and former Senior Patrol Leader for Boy Scout Troop…

World Autism Awareness Day 2019

It’s World Autism Awareness Day! World Autism Awareness Day is a nationally observed day on the 2nd of April every year, encouraging everyone to take measures to raise awareness about children with autism throughout the world. People around the world are Lighting…

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BridgingApps App Review Podcasts 2019

Welcome to our 2019 Assistive Technology Update Podcast Site! BridgingApps features an app review segment on a podcast called the Assistive Technology Update. The weekly podcast is a dose of information that keeps users up to date on the latest developments in…

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CTA Foundation and BridgingApps

Steve Ewell, executive director of the CTA Foundation, speaks with Cristen Reat, co-founder and program director of BridgingApps out of the Easter Seals of Greater Houston, about their CTA Foundation grant and helping people find apps to meet their needs.

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Amazon Alexa Smart Home Demo at CES 2019

Smart home technology is more than convenience and fun for individuals with disabilities. Check out the Amazon Alexa Smart Home Demo Pod at #CES2019 and imagine the possibilities! #AT #AssistiveTech#SmartHome Amazon.com

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…

BridgingApps + Texas Youth2Adult IPAD IPOD ITUNES GC GIVEAWAY

TexasYouth2Adult is LIVE! Click the link to enter the site and register: https://www.texasyouth2adult.com/ TexasYouth2Adult is an easy to use tool online and on mobile platforms like smartphones and tablets to help teens, young adults, parents and caregivers understand the process of…

BridgingApps Featured On LOMAH Special Needs Podcast

BridgingApps Co-Founder and Program Director was featured on LOMAH Special Needs Podcast. Cristen shares time and money saving tips by pointing listeners to our up to date, curated, reviewed, and filtered lists of apps. Some of these apps you may never…

Texas Youth2Adult Website Navigation + GIVEAWAY Information

TexasYouth2Adult is LIVE! Click the link to enter the site and register: https://www.texasyouth2adult.com/ TexasYouth2Adult is an easy to use tool online and on mobile platforms like smartphones and tablets to help teens, young adults, parents and caregivers understand the process of…

Texas Youth2Adult is LIVE + GIVEAWAY

TexasYouth2Adult is LIVE! Click the link to enter the site and register: https://www.texasyouth2adult.com/ TexasYouth2Adult is an easy to use tool online and on mobile platforms like smartphones and tablets to help teens, young adults, parents and caregivers understand the process of…