Sometimes I say things without passing them through “the filter”. My friends like to call me on this and then quote me back at good and bad times. Now they can put it in writing http://www.recitethis.com/# I’m sure you can come up with a better use!
We value your input. Please complete the short evaluation linked below so we can use it to improve our next State Conference. You will be emailed a Certificate of Participation stating Contact Hours and Profession Growth Points earned by 11/30/13. Deadline to submit your evaluation is 11/27/13. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/StateConf2013Eval
November Featured Vendor
Jim Fortman Vision Aid Systems, Inc.
We continue to spotlight some of the vendors and the assistive technology they offer on PATINS TV. He will be spotlighting the Braille Edge 40 refreshable braille display, HD Pebble 4.3 and DaVinci OCR/CCTV. Jim is offering a 5% discount on each product. Here is the link to the Featured Vendor Page on the PATINS Project website for pictures and more information.
Watch Jim demonstrate his products LIVE on November 19th at 11:45 EST on PATINS TV!
The Veterans Administration (VA) is a great resource for information on accessibility. Here is a link to their newsletter 508Xpress. While you’re there, think about your school’s website. Is it accessible? Has your district thought about the information they are sharing with the public and who may need to access it? The November newsletter is all about this topic and shares free ways to evaluate the accessibility of your website and other documents for the blind and low-vision community.
App of the Week!
Flow Free! There are many varieties of this game across many different platforms and a great many are free. The object is to connect the colored dots to each other with a large colored line on a grid, without crossing any of the other lines. The grid and number of colored lines increases as you successfully complete each layout. Nancy Kimmel out of the Southeast Region mentioned it to me and I am now hooked! (Thank you Nancy). It is appropriate for many ages. I have not included a specific link for any device because there are so many choices and most are free. Enjoy!