Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Adaptive Tech: Text to Speech & Zoom in iPad

Own an iPad? Or looking to invest in one? Students who benefit from having things read aloud can go into settings and access the Text to Speech feature under Accessibility. There's also a handy Zoom feature on iPad that allows users to get a closer look at something that otherwise may be too difficult to see.

Want to learn how to access these features on your iPad? Check out the video below.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Webinars: PTSD 101

The Defense Centers of Excellence (DCoE) will be holding a webinar on August 23, 2012 from 1-2:30 p.m. (EDT) on PTSD 101: Education for the Civilian Health Care Providers Treating Service Members.

Presenters will include:

Terence Keane, Ph.D.
Associate Chief of Staff for Research and Development, VA Boston Healthcare System Director, Behavioral Science Division, National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Maj. Jeff Hall
Operations Training Officer, First Army Headquarters, Rock Island, Ill.

An overview, registration, and education credit information can be found on DCoE's Monthly Webinar Page

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Mobility: Mobility Unlimited

Mobility Unlimited is an organization founded in April of 2001 that helps fund mobility equipment for working Oregonians. Their mission, as stated on their site:
We exist to provide a "hand-up" to employment success for physically disabled adults. Mobility Unlimited breaks down the financial obstacles to gaining mobility, thus opening the doors to career success.
For more information regarding client criteria, contact information, and examples of the kinds of mobility equipment please visit their Apply Page.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

PTSD: Revised Info on Medications for PTSD Treatment

The National Center for PTSD  recently updated information regarding medications used for treating PTSD. For more information regarding their current findings, please read the Clinician's Guide to Medications for PTSD.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Technology: Campus Technology Magazine is...

...going digital on Tuesday, August 14th, 2012.

If you're a subscriber, be sure to check out their website for more information on a digital subscription or keep an eye out on your mailbox.

Visit  Campus Technology to fill out their FREE digital subscription form.

LD News: Captioned Media

An article released by the National Center for Technology Innovation (NCTi) and Center for Implementing Technology in Education (CITeD) discuss how captioned or subtitled media can help students who struggle with LD or reading issues to increase their:
  • reading speed,
  • word knowledge,
  • decoding,
  • vocabulary acquisition,
  • word recognition,
  • reading comprehension, and
  • oral reading rates.
For more information regarding their research findings, please read the article: Captioned Media: Literacy Support for Diverse Learners

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Transportation in your state

Life happens and sometimes we find ourselves without transportation and in a bind. The Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Foundation's (TLPF) has issued a site to help site visitors arrange transportation to get where they need to go. The site can perform searches both nationally and internationally; however, I noticed that on a local scale (Josephine/Jackson Counties) companies have yet to register or put up listings for sites.

You can check out TLPF's site Find a Ride.

Connecting with Community Resources

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Medications and Sun/Heat Sensitivity

Summer is a time when people do a lot of outdoor living. We check the SPF number on our sunscreen, but there's one other place we might want to check before we head off to soak up some rays - our medicine cabinets. Life Lines Online has published a list of medications that can increase ones sensitivity to both sun and heat. To learn more about it, read Life Lines Article: Medications Can Make You More Sun and Heat Sensitive for more information.

Have a Safe and Happy Summer!