Posts with tag: enabling technology
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Scratch looks interesting. What can we learn from it about educational content for kids with disabilities?
An open-source screen reader for windows written in Python, wxPython, and ctypes. All my favorite tools! I've got to upgrade to Python 2.5 so that I can try it out.
The great little MSP430 development environment ($20 for a USB key with attached target board) just got better. Now you can buy more target boards 3 for $10 . Cool!
Karen suggests that I emulate what Kevin Ivarson did and give feedback on key press to guide the user to the right keys. Right now I record on release but could announce the letters on press to allow the user to get it right before releasing.
Suggested in a meeting with Karen and Gretchen. How about a text-adventure make-your-on-story tool that has simple text on screen and presents a kid with a first person adventure that allows them to make choices and construct a narrative as they go? Like the text-adventure games of old, you're given a starting scenario ("you're outside a house at the end of a road") and allows you to choose whether to enter the house or walk down the road. Ideas include:
Talking with Karen and Gretchen they suggested a talking word processor with the following features.
IAccessible2 documentation is online.
Some maps Diane sent to help us think about text-based maps. She said:
I have faxed several maps to you. Eastern Alamance High School is a series of buildings connected by covered sidewalks. On my map, the buildings are shaded yellow. The section with X and circles (bushes) is the outside courtyard. There is a map of Northgate Mall (Durham). I have a poor map of GMS. The last map is a street map of the area around GMS. The numbers on this map correspond with restaurants (see last page).
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