Apps & Resources

Camera:

Not just for taking photos of family and friends, but it can also be a great tool for recording the steps in the tasks that make up your job or the chores you have to do in order to keep your house clean. If you ask them first, it could be a good way to remember who all the people are at your new job. As they say, pictures are worth a thousand words!

Apple Maps:

Directions where you want to go, by walking, public transportation or driving.  It’s a lot harder to get lost! It not only will tell you how to get there but also how long it will take

Mail:

Stay in touch with friends, family and other important people in your life (like job coaches and Care Coordinators) also provide yourself receipts for anything you buy online.

Notes:

Make a shopping list, take a picture of the restaurant you had fun at, draw a silly picture of your friend, write down what your boss told you to do, remember what you did this day. Whatever the task, the Notes App will keep it organized.

Reminders:

Did you remember to water the plants in your house?  Forget to take your 8:00 medication? Call to book a ride on Paratransit? Use this app so you don’t forget

Your Web Browser:
Use this to visit web sites, but you can bookmark the sites so that you can return to them easily. if you see something interesting, like an article or recipe, you can add it to your reading list.

Voice Input and Output:
Typing isn’t necessary for many tasks. Just ask a question into Siri or Google Now and you can get a pretty useful response. We’ll devote a future blog just to this topic of speech in tech.

Additional Resources:

Some Apps We Appreciate: 

Check out some of innovative and helpful apps that we have researched and vetted!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/7y0lsd7e879myl3/App%20List%20-%20The%20Arc%20Westchester%202019.pdf?dl=0

E-Safety:

Knowing what websites and apps are safe for you to use is important. Read up on our helpful tips!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/vkrwuhkg3e6xv4i/E-Safety%202019.pdf?dl=0

The Arc Tech Toolbox:

https://toolbox.thearc.org/

The Arc of the US has an extensive Tech Toolbox that you can explore. It is a place to find, share, rate and review technology for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD).

BridgingApps

https://www.bridgingapps.org/

A curated listing of apps for multiple platforms.

Closing The Gap

https://www.closingthegap.com/otter-is-where-conversations-live/

A great resource for assistive technology information, focusing mostly on the K-12 market.  Besides this web page, they also produce webinars on technology and have an informative conference each October in Minnesota.

Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities

https://www.colemaninstitute.org/

The Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities works to catalyze and integrate advances in technology that promote the quality of life of people with cognitive disabilities and their families.

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For more information, please visit our contact page.

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