Safari Reading View

This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series Assistive Technologies in OSX

Reading web content can be very distracting.  In Safari, you can eliminate ads and design elements that distract students.  By using Reading View, students can read just the content of an article, blog post, etc.. 1. Before Reading View 2. After Reading View 3. Adjust Reading View 1. Before Reading View For example, this snapshot Read More …

Reading Supports in OSX

This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series Assistive Technologies in OSX

There are three main types of assistive technologies built into MacBook Airs running OSX that can help students with reading.  Since most reading is done in the web browser, Safari offers a Reading View that helps eliminate distractions for students.  There are also Text-to-Speech options available where the computer’s voice will read text found on Read More …

Assistive Technologies on MacBook Airs

This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series Assistive Technologies in OSX

I am opening a new series on my blog with a dedication to assistive technologies.  I’m no stranger to helping some of our students with disabilities find their means of connecting to classroom content and instruction (read more here about my work with the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind; here on how we use accessibility Read More …

Using online Word documents for IEPs

This entry is part 3 of 2 in the series Innovation Comes in Many Sizes

I was training some staff on using Office 365’s Word Online.  In demonstrating how to use Word to share authorship in live time on the same document, two special education teachers started glowing: this solved a big problem for them.  Instead of bouncing multiple versions back and forth via email attachment about the students they shared Read More …