Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)

May 21st 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…

Walk With Me Virtually

How To Register for Walk With Me Virtually

Get outside and walk, stroll or roll the block for a great cause! Go to http://walkwithmehouston.org/ to learn more, donate or register. Join our mission to help children and adults with disabilities use mobile devices to communicate, exceed educational goals,…

Autism Day

World Autism Awareness Day 2020

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…

Autism Awareness Month 2020 | 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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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…

Seniors Caring for Seniors

BridgingApps was invited by SeniorCorps, a network of national service programs for Americans 55 and older, to share information about how to leverage mobile technology and apps with an energetic group of volunteers. Jana Rodriguez and Amy Fuchs gave an…

BridgingApps Reviewed App | KNFB Reader

BridgingApps just published the following BridgingApps Reviewed App on the site: KNFB Reader can take pictures of documents or other printed text and read it aloud using OCR. It can even detect text from computer screens or tablets. The app…

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….

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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…