Using a Chatbot for Conversation TrainingAt Digital Scribbler we are always look for new opportunities to use technology to help those with special needs overcome their limits. We are inspired about technology and passionate about helping people. Russ Ewell has fostered a culture of innovation in the company by encouraging us to try new ideas and push the envelope of…
My Dream Social Stories AppI believe social stories must move from physical to digital, so we can take advantage of the treasure trove of rich media accessible through digital devices. Developing dynamic digital social stories is an essential key to a future with successful inclusion.
The 5 Levels of InclusionInclusion prevents dehumanization. When a group is included they become real to the mainstream population. What makes them real is the creation of physical, emotional, and intellectual ties or connections.
Disruption, DynaVox, and the iPadMobile technology and the in-the-garage development of apps for those with disabilities has brought Apple, Google, and Samsung into competition with DynaVox and Tobii. Individuals with disabilities limited to a few companies willing to meet their needs suddenly have significant choice. For the first time, those with disabilities are purchasing the same cutting edge technologies coveted by the general public. They are benefiting from the purchasing power of the majority, which creates ever decreasing prices combined with constantly improving features.
Education and the PhabletSamsung is making headway in the smartphone market because they are not afraid of innovation. Apple appears stuck in the Steve Jobs playbook of the past, rather than drawing up their own for a market which has changed dramatically since the first smartphones arrived.