The National Center for Learning Disabilities improves the lives of all people with learning difficulties and disabilities by empowering parents, enabling young adults, transforming schools, and creating policy and advocacy impact.
The following links from the website provide information on assistive technology supports in education that can also be used for daily living and community needs.
Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities
Assistive Technology Innovations
Choosing Assistive Technology
Free Assistive Technology Resources
Easy Pay iPhone App
This innovative app combines an electronic dollar over method with a customizable talking timer, task and shopping list as well a quick talk AAC section. After loading money virtually into your electronic wallet to match the money in your real wallet, just enter the amount you owe and the app visually displays which bills to give the cashier.
Pay With iPhone App
Pay With is a visual support to help people to select the correct note or combination of notes when shopping.
The basic skills the user will need in order to operate this app are:
- The ability to match numbers
- The ability to match a picture of a note with an actual note
Budget iPhone App
Budget helps you track your spending and keep to a budget. You can easily see your total income and your total expenses for a period, plus which expenses you are spending the most on and which expenses you are going over budget on.
SymbolSupport is an iPad and iPhone app that translates documents into symbols. Documents are read by text to speech and each word is highlighted as it is read. As a document is typed or pasted into the app an image appears with each word automatically. These images can be swapped with another image in the symbol library, your own photos, or images from the Internet. The app will remember the image preferences for these words in the future. This is helpful for social stories, step-by-step instructions, and class assignments.
The Go Talk NOW app is a customizable iPad app for beginners and experienced users of augmentative communication devices. This app features a Go Talk NOW FREE! iPad app so users can try out the app with limited features before deciding to purchase.
Go Talk NOW FREE!
Go Talk NOW
Features of the Go Talk NOW app:
- Choose from 1, 4, 9, 16, or 25 images per page
- Images can be used from the photo library, camera, or symbol library, or Internet search
- Images can be edited in the app
- Images can have voice or text to speech added
- Auditory cues support scanning and vision support needs
- Videos and songs can be added to buttons
- Supports developing social stories and instruction layouts using mult-media
- Can be used with switches
Visual Schedule Planner is an app that provides customizable schedules and calendars based on the preferences and needs of the user. The app provides multiple views, checklists, notes, timers, custom sounds, images, the ability to fade images into words, and links to video models for tasks within the schedules.
My choice board is an iPad/iPhone/iPod touch app that can assist with making choices in a visual format. The user can add photos or use the images in the app.
Scene speak is an iPad app that can be used for interactive social stories, visual information, learning, and communication.
Good Karma Applications
The App Store
First Then is an app for the Android, iPhone and iPod touch that provides a visual schedule to promote independence and reduce anxiety.
Choiceworks is a symbol based app that assists the user with completing routines, waiting, making choices, and managing feelings.
The App Store