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Alexa, Play Christmas Music 🎄🎶

If you are hosting a holiday party and need a digital DJ or are just want to enjoy some Christmas tunes, Amazon Prime members have access to a playlist filled with holiday music. Simply say, “Alexa, Echo (or whatever you…

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Tech Accessories For The Holidays 🎁

Written By Amy Fuchs If you do not have a case with a built-in stand, there are lots of tablet stands out there.  Below are a few examples, all with great reviews, ranging in price from around $6 to $35….

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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…

A Celebration of First Words—Again!

According to a recent UK poll, approximately 95% of parents remember their child’s first word.  This milestone is a big deal—we eagerly wait for it and clap and cheer when it is first uttered!  The most commonly reported first words…

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…

How Alexa Benefits Individuals Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

Written By Guest Blogger & App Reviewer Christopher Wright Amazon Alexa and other voice assistant technologies offer benefits for everyone. However, they can be invaluable tools for those who are disabled. Many might say people are “just being lazy”. However, these people either…

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Guest Blogger Allison Robins, Communications Coordinator at Allconnect.com Allconnect is a utility marketplace for consumers to compare different service provider plans in their area. Our Allconnect blog where we post nontransactional and educational content about the internet for our readers,…

BridgingApps & CHAT Bag Christmas Giveaway

BridgingApps & CHAT Bag are giving away a CHAT Bag. The CHAT Bag is a soft cover bag that fits over an iPad and makes an excellent Christmas gift! To be entered into the giveaway LIKE, COMMENT and SHARE on…

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…

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Popsockets for Individuals with Special Needs

A PopSocket is more than just a trendy phone grip to make taking selfies easier for millennials. PopSockets are inexpensive sticky little discs that attach to the back of your device and pop out to create a hand holder. Great…

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Megan’s Transition Story Using Tech for College Success

Megan has embarked on an exciting new adventure this school year. She is living on campus at University of Houston and overcoming obstacles unique to most freshmen. Megan has cerebral palsy. Prior to starting at the University of Houston Megan…

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Kensington GummyGrip Stylus for Kids

Kensington GummyGrip Stylus for Kids is a fun squishy stylus great for users of all ages and abilities. Early learners can use the stylus when working with handwriting and fine motor apps.The ergonomic shape was designed by Kensington for small…

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UnaliWear | Kanega Watch

UnaliWear provides discreet support for falls, medication reminders, and a guard against wandering in a classically-styled watch that features an easy-to-use speech interface rather than buttons. Unlike traditional medical alert products, they work wherever you are, 24×7 – and unlike…

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CHAT Bag

The CHAT Bag (Communication Has A Tool) offers a great way to transport your iPhone or iPad safely while allowing it to still be functional. The bag will fit over a protective case and has an adjustable strap. This bag allows…

Parenting Special Needs Magazine Holiday Edition

Parenting Special Needs Magazine | Holiday Edition

Come Bearing Gifts – And Wearing Them Too! By Amy Barry and Cristen Reat What do an Octopus, a smart thermometer and a QR code have in common? Holiday gift giving ideas for your family and friends! The world of…