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    Aira - Visual Interpreter for the blind

    Aira is a service that connects blind and low-vision people to highly trained, remotely-located agents. Through an app on your smartphone, or through an optional pair of Horizon Smart Glasses, Aira delivers instant access to visual information at the touch of a button – enhancing everyday efficiency, engagement, and independence. Straightforward and simple.

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    App Wheel. autism spectrum conditions

    The app wheel contains a range of apps considered as relevant to students within the autism spectrum.  A number of these apps are relevant to education. When viewing these apps be aware that not all are relevant to adult learners.

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    Apps for Literacy Support

    Greg O'Connor from Spectronics has created a list of Apps for iPad and iPod Touch/iPhone that support the literacy needs of people who struggle with reading and writing. Included in the list are Apps to support reading text, writing, note taking, organisation and study.

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    Assistive Technolgy: KNFB Reader

    The KNFB Reader is a print to speech application that runs on iOS or Android mobile device. The app enables the camera to take pictures of printed material, rapidly convert the images into text, and read the text aloud using high quality text-to-speech, TTS. Recognized text may also be read using a connected Braille display.  On iOS, the KNFB Reader app will function with all Braille displays supported by VoiceOver on iOS.

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    Assistive Technology: AirDroid

    Wirelessly manage, control and access to Android Devices from a web browser Over-The-Air.

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    Assistive Technology: Control your PC with your smartphone

    There are a range of apps which can be used on smartphones to control various programs on a computer. For example a student could control a video or audio playback from their computer, while laying down and using their smartphone.

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    Autism Apps

    This website has been developed by the Autism Association of Western Australia in response to the many parents, teachers and individuals who have asked us how to effectively use technology to support a person with Autism.

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    Literacy Support Apps

    An overview of videos of Apps can also be viewed at Greg O’Connors You-Tube page.

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    Love Apptually: Apps to support learning

    This resource (prepared by GoMake for The Queensland VET Development Centre (QVDC)) has been designed to assist vocational education and training (VET) practitioners and learners to select applications (apps) for mobile devices that support VET teaching and learning. It highlights a number of mobile and tablet apps focussing on those that support: the development of foundation skills and • learners with a disability

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    OpenAccess Chat

    Developed specifically for people who are Deaf and hard of hearing, OpenAccess Chat helps you to be part of the conversation. The app allows users to have a conversation in a noisy environment and it can help Deaf students learn English and the art of discussions.

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