Shannon Lavey, MS, OTR Anna Martin, OTS Assistive Technology Resource Center Department of Occupational Therapy Colorado State University

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Shannon
Lavey
, MS, OTR

Anna Martin, OTS


Assistive Technology Resource Center

Department of Occupational Therapy

Colorado State University


Who we are!


Shannon
Lavey
, MS, OTR


Service Coordinator at the Assistive
Technology Resource Center at Colorado
State University


Coordinates and provides direct student
services related to access of technology


Anna Martin, OT Graduate Student in
ATRC


Provides student services on available
technology to support students in academics

Today’s Agenda


Overview of the ATRC at CSU


Background Statistics


Built in Accessibility for
iOS

and Android


Recommended mobile apps for:


Reading


Writing


Note taking


Study Skills


Time Management and Organization


Activities of Daily Living


ECU’s (Environmental Control Units)


AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication)


Alternative Access


Assistive Technology Resource Center (ATRC)

ATRC Mission
:

Ensuring
equal access to technology and electronic
information for CSU students and employees with
disabilities as defined by the Americans with Disabilities
Act and Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.

Assistive Technology Resource
Center (ATRC
)


Housed in the Department of OT


Our
staff: Occupational Therapists, OT
graduate students, AT IT Coordinator


The ATRC provides direct AT services
and consultation on campus


More and more students are seeking out
apps that are similar to the AT they
use


Majority of our students have
iOS

or Android
devices



Quotes from our students



Vbookz

PDF is user friendly and Read2Go is great for fun,
current books. Using these apps makes life a little easier.”

Hailey


“The built
-
ins on my iPhone can do so much!”


Noah



I
n
addition to basic features such as calendars, email,
messaging,
Internet,
dictionary, etc
.,
I am using the iPad for
reading, planning, and taking notes in class
. I use apps like
PDF Expert,
Evernote
, and
Dropbox
. The
built
-
in dictation
on
the
new iPad works very well
.”
-
James



The
reading apps on my iPad are something I am particularly
appreciative
of…[they] match
my learning style in that I can
interact with the text by highlighting, annotating and looking up
words. It's pretty neat
!”
-

Lexie


Background Statistics

Adults ages 18 and older….


85% own cell phones, 45% own
Smartphones


44% have an iPod or mp3 player


19% own a tablet


21% of Americans have read an e
-
book
in the past year


(Pew
Internet and American Life
Project, 2012)

Most Popular Operating Systems

Android

iOS

The Current App Markets


Android Market: Google Play



iOS

Market: Apple


November 2012 app searches:


Reading = 6,012 apps available


Writing = 1, 286 apps available


Note Taking = 106 apps available


It’s a changing market!


Worldwide Tablet Purchases

International Data Corporation
(
IDC
)
Worldwide Quarterly
Media Tablet and
eReader

Tracker

ATRC App Evaluation Criteria


High user ratings


Accessing Higher Ground (AHG) Conference in
November 2011


CSUN
Conference 2012 (
California State University
Northridge
Annual International Technology and
Persons with
Disabilities Conference)


Assistive Technology Partners


ATHEN’s listserv and recommendations from other
institutions


Occupational Therapy Practice (trade magazine)


ATRC Staff and student recommendations



Built
-
In Accessibility
-

iOS



General Settings > Accessibility


Divided by:


Vision


Hearing


Physical & Motor


Learning: Guided Access


Other built
-
in assists


Speak Selection


Dictionary


Safari Reader


Voice Recognition


Built
-
In Accessibility
-

Android


Android (4.0 and above):


Text to speech engine


TalkBack
,
KickBack
,
SoundBack

(screen
reading)


Explore by
Touch


Extra large text


Voice input


Virtual Assistant Options


iOS

(
Siri
) and Android (
Skyvi
)


Voice texting and calling


Fast find and call for places


Get directions and weather updates


Update social media sites with voice


Students with disabilities who are
benefitting from apps


Non
-
apparent disabilities


Learning Disorders


Traumatic Brain Injury


Autism Spectrum


Mental Health


Sensory


Blind/low vision


Hearing Impairment


Physical


Neurological


Orthopedic


Cumulative Trauma



iOS

apps for Reading

App Name

Price

Key

Features

File Types

Read2Go

$19.99


Text

to speech


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Daisy

Braille (can connect

via
Bluetooth)

Good Reader

$4.99


Annotate


Manage
/transfer files


Zoom

features

PDF

and TXT files

(also MS office files)

Learning Ally

Free w/
membership


Text to speech


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Daisy

vBookz

PDF

$4.99


Text

to speech


Navigation tools

PDF

ZoomReader

$19.99


OCR

and magnify text


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Text that can be view
with camera


Demos


Which reading apps do your students
use?

Android apps for Reading

App Name

Price

Key

Features

File
Types

EZ PDF Reader


$3.99


Annotate PDFs


Change font

and color


Text to speech, text reflow

PDF, basic
epub

FB Reader

Free


E book reader, TTS Plugin


Adjust visual

settings


Integrated external dictionary

epub
, rtf,
fb2(.zip),
mobi
, txt

Speed

Reader

Free


Flashes

one word


Adjust

WPM and colors


Similar to Rapid Reader

.txt,.pdf,

.
epub
,

.html,

.xml

GoRead

Free


Direct access to
Bookshare

(membership required)


TTS , navigation

DAISY,
epub

2

Darwin Reader

$14.95


Access to
Bookshare


TTS, navigation

DAISY

Google

Goggles

Free


Scan text using OCR


Add to contacts, search the web

Text

viewed
w/camera

Magnificent Magnifier

Free


Magnify images/text with camera

Text viewed
w/camera


Demos


Which reading apps do your students
use?

iOS

apps for Writing

App Name

Price

Key

Features

iThoughts

HD

$9.99


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Demos


Which
writing
apps do your
students
use?


Android Apps for Writing

App Name

Price

Key

Features

Mindjet

Free


Mind mapping tool


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Dropbox

support

Spell Checker

(+ voice
input)

Free


Check

and correct spelling


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Catch

Notes


Free


Capture ideas instantly by voice,

text
notes, and photos


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Demos


Which writing apps do your students
use?

iOS

apps for Note Taking

App Name

Price

Key Features

Notability

$0.99


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Demos


Which
note taking
apps do your
students use?

Android apps for Note Taking

App Name

Price

Key Feature

Sync Voice Note

Free


Synchronize

notes with audio


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灬慹扡bk
=
Tape
-
A
-
Talk

Free


High quality and

s
imple

to use


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PenSupremacy

$1.49


For

people who can write faster than typing


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Demos


Which
note taking
apps do your
students use?


iOS

apps for Study Skills

App Name

Price

Key Features

Flashcards

Free


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myHomework

Free


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classes


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upgrades

for
additional features


Make flashcards, use templates


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Demos


Which
studying
apps do your students
use?

Android apps for Study Skills

App Name

Price

Key

Features

AnkiDroid

Free


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Dropbox

support


Import from
StudyStack
,
Quizlet

HomeWork

Free


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Demos


Which
studying
apps do your students
use?


iOS

apps for Organization and
Time Management

App Name

Price

Key Features

Remember the Milk

Free


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Demos


Which
organization and time
management
apps do your students
use?


Android apps for Organization
and Time Management

App Name

Price

Key

Features

Evernote

Free


Create

notes, voice reminders, photos, to
do lists


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ColorNote

Free


Easy to use notepad


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Business Calendar

Free
(
$4.99

updgrade
)


Complete calendar

app that syncs with
Google calendar


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Astrid

Free


Organize with lists, reminders, widgets,
subtasks


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Demos


Which organization and time
management apps do your students
use?


Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
apps


What are ADLs?


Tasks
that people undertake routinely in
their every day life
.


Our focus today:


Environmental Control Units (
ECU’s)


Augmentative
and Alternative
Communication (AAC)


Alternative
Access



Environmental Control Units
(ECU’s)


ECU’s = EADL’s ( Environmental Control
Units = Electronic Aids to Daily Living)


ECU’s can control objects in the
environment such as:


Appliances via X
-
10


taps into existing
electrical wiring in your home ( lights, fans)


Devices that use infra
-
red


(televisions)


Other ( radio control & ultrasound)




ECU’s (
con’t
)


Traditionally, ECU’s
were dedicated
devices with high
expense


Accessed with a switch or voice control


E.g.
Sicare

pilot


$4,500.00


Lets user control TV, computer,
telephone, lights, door systems, etc.

ECU’s
-

merging of smart home
technologies and mobile devices


Apps for Apple and Android products +
wireless systems in your home


Pros: In
-
expensive and effective


Cons: do not allow a user to access with
a switch, some use voice control but
most require direct selection through
touch.



X
-
10 commander


Controls
X
-
10
devices


garage door, appliances,
etc.


Control away from
home


Connects mobile device to wireless router and X
-
10 modules


Dijit

App with Beacon transmitter


Turns mobile device into a universal
remote


Controls TV, stereo, Blu
-
ray, DVR, DVD,
etc.


Does not do X
-
10 appliances


http://
www.griffintechnology.com/beacon


Augmentative and Alternative
Communication (AAC) Apps


Assists individuals with communication
and expression


Helpful for individuals with speech
disabilities, cerebral palsy, head injuries,
autism, veterans, etc.


Other stakeholders


family, friends,
teachers, employers, therapists





AAC (
con’t
)


Traditionally,
AAC devices
were
dedicated devices with high expense


Accessed with a switch or voice control


E.g.
Dynavox



$
4000
-
5000


AAC apps


Proloquo2Go (
iOS
)




Speech generated by tapping buttons


Over 14, 000 symbols


TTS using on
-
screen


keyboard with word


prediction


AAC apps


Voice4U (Android and
iOS
)




Pre loaded icons


Add/edit icons and categories


Create icons with your own voice and
pictures


Alternative Access


Alternative methods to access mobile
devices


examples:


Mouth stick


Switches


Voice recognition


Built in,
Siri
,
Skyvi
,
Vlingo


James
-


Switch accessible apps


Some apps are switch accessible




user
can press an external switch to make a
selection in the app


Examples:


Tap to Talk


iOS


Five Sharks Swimming
-

iOS


Tecla

Access
-

Android


Recommend apps and resources
from AHG audience
(11/16/12):


iOS

reading app


Voice Dream Reader with the
addition of
Dropbox


iOS

writing app


Notability


iOS

note taking app


Livescribe

app


iOS

study skills app


Study Blue


Android study skills app


Study Blue and
ColorNote


Other:


To:Me

app for emailing yourself


Mindwave



from
Neurosky



Autism
apps


app that links to useful autism apps


Overall resources was the work of the
adaptech

project



-

Adaptech.org


Resources/Contacts:

ATRC at CSU Website:

http://
www.atrc.colostate.edu


Shannon
Lavey

s
hannon.lavey@colostate.edu


Anna Martin

anna.martin@colostate.edu



References

Pew Internet and American Life Project (2012).
Trend
data (adults). Retrieved October 21,
2012
,
from
http://pewinternet.org/Static
-
Pages
/
Trend
-
Data
-
(Adults)/Device
-
Ownership.aspx