BridgingApps Local Austin Meeting Hosts Open House

BridgingApps Austin and Easter Seals Central Texas hosted a “Back to School” open house style meeting.  Dallas Webster, an Assistive Technology Specialist showed guests different pieces of hardware and a special voice activated  dog named Lucky.  Sarah Williams from Employment…

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Kidaptive: Special Needs Research Initiative

BridgingApps Community, Kidaptive, creator of the Leo’s Pad apps, is beginning an ambitious new initiative for learners with special needs! They are looking for a group of parents who are eager to build upon the latest research from developmental and…

All About Hardware at the Austin Local Meeting

The BridgingApps Austin Local Meeting was all about hardware this past month.  We looked around the hardware portion of the website, and also looked at some of the actual pieces of hardware.  This included cases, stylus’, keyboards, bubcaps, screen protectors,…

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Free Webinar: Apps for Students with Disabilities

Interested in learning more about using mobile devices and apps with someone who has special needs? BridgingApps has partnered with TCEA, the largest state organization devoted to the use of technology in education, to bring you two free webinars this…

The Integration and Effectiveness of iPads in Education

Calling all educators, specialists, and administrators using iPads for P-12. We invite you to fill out this survey to participate in an independent research study on the integration and effectiveness of the iPad in P-12 education. Thank you for your continued…

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Parenting Special Needs: Life Skills Apps

We are thrilled to share that our BridgingApps co-founders, Cristen Reat and Sami Rahman, were featured in this month’s issue of Parenting Special Needs magazine. The article discusses how technology and apps can be used to help children in their…

BridgingApps Austin Meeting

BridgingApps Austin group met on Wednesday May 29, 2013.  Everyone shared their background and talked about ways they are using mobile devices with people with disabilities.  Its always interesting to me to find out the many different ways that technology…

Using the iPad in the Classroom

At BridgingApps Austin July meeting, guest speaker Meg Glass, a Pre-K teacher, talked about how she is using the iPad in the classroom.  She talked about using during transitions, during assessment, for read alouds, to promote language, for sensory purposes,…

Austin Meeting….What is BridgingApps?

At our June meeting in Austin we focused on “What is BridgingApps?”.  As we grow and evolve we have become many things.  It was and is important to connect what we have to offer with each attendees individual needs.  …

Suggested App Features for Software Developers

What makes an app beneficial for someone with a disability?  Many different things.  On our Software Developer page we have compiled a list of suggested features for developers to include and or consider when creating apps. It is our goal…

Helping Each Other, Handwriting Apps, and Hardware

Many different people with many different roles attend our Austin TX BridgingApps meetings.  And the best part about the variety is that we get an opportunity to learn from one another.  Each role offers a new perspective and new ideas…

Austin’s first official BridgingApps Meeting

March 28th marked the first official meeting of BridgingApps Austin.  Introductions were made and there was a good mix of parents, teachers, and therapists that attended the meeting.  Participants were able to network, share, and  help each other.  This truly…

Easter Seals Central Texas Launches BridgingApps

On February 22, 2012 Easter Seals Central Texas with the help of Easter Seals Greater Houston (ESGH), hosted a two hour open house event for BridgingApps. It was a “come and go” style meeting where parents, teachers, and therapists were…