Saturday, July 23, 2016

Parents Guide to Phone Apps Potential Predator Apps & Potential Bullying Apps

Summary: Provides an overview of some of the most popular apps used by children, including those that present potential risks. Many of the app descriptions include links to articles or other resources that describe the app in greater detail. Internetmatters.org includes many other resources for parents to keep children safe online.   English Guide . . .   Spanish

Automobile Insurance for People with Disabilities

The average American spends thousands a year on car insurance, but those costs should never be dependent on a physical or mental disability. If you are medically able to drive, disability car insurance should be offered to you at fair rates.

Thanks to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), it is illegal for auto insurance companies to charge higher rates based on a physical or mental disability. At most, your insurer may request that a doctor verify your driving capabilities. Apart from that, as long as you meet insurance disclosure requirements by being up front about any disabilities, insurance companies are legally obligated to make fair rates available to you.

If you've experienced insurance rate increases as a result of a disability, this article has the resources you need to fight discrimination and get the coverage you deserve. Find out more by visiting this website.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Octopus Smartwatch: a new way to stay on task!

One of the biggest challenges for people who struggle with staying on task is following a schedule throughout the day. Not long ago, Senior Assistive Technology (AT) Consultant Jeannie Krull published a wonderful 4 part series all about different types of scheduler and task management apps that can help people with Autism, and many others, stay on task:
We have also explored and discussed other wearable devices that help remind people whats next, to stay on task, or not to forget an important event: