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Role Reversal: Viewing Apps Through Disability

Written By: Matt Walker Age 15, High School Freshman and dyslexic. I was sitting at a table in The Austin Convention Center with school principals, teachers, parents, and app developers all eager to experience what it was like to have…

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Liam’s Success Story Update

Written By: Kristin Steen (Liam’s Mom) Liam is now 5 years old and is still using his iPad regularly.  He has shown so much progress, specifically with his ability to trace letters much more precisely, his attention span (both in trying to…

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Richard’s Success Story

Written By: Mark and Laurel Carleton (Richard’s Parents) Meet Richard, an energetic and determined little seven-year-old boy whose favorite person in the world is his eleven-year-old sister Camille. Every morning, without fail, Richard bolts across the upstairs landing at our…

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Maya’s Success Story

Maya is 2 ½ years old now and has been using her iPad since she was about 10 months old. It’s incredible to me how proficient she is at navigating and correctly using her apps. Her fine motor skills have…

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William’s Success Story Update

Our son William was born in 2005 with Down syndrome and some serious medical complications.  In 2011, we founded “Special iApps” to develop educational apps to help teach children like William and those with other learning disabilities. We last wrote here about William…

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Eli’s Success Story

Eli is 3 years old and has Down Syndrome. He loves the iPad!  He is completely capable of flipping through the screens to find his app of choice,for that moment, and engages independently while asking for help when necessary. When…

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Christopher’s Success Story

Meet Christoper Hills! This inspiring young adult is an Apple Certified Pro Final Cut Pro X, Level One and an accessibility ambassador. Christopher has Cerebral Palsy and uses a switch to access his Mac, iPhone, and iPad. He lives in Australia…

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Todd’s Success Story

At the age of eight, Todd Stabelfeldt became a C4 quadriplegic after he was accidentally shot by his young cousin when they were playing with an antique rifle that was left lying around his house. In spite of this incredibly…

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Schuyler’s Success Story

To the people like me :) By: Schuyler Noelle Rummel-Hudson Hello, my name is Schuyler Noelle Rummel-Hudson and I am 14 years old teenager and I live in Plano,TX. In my school, I like to do art and band. I…

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TUTS iPad Training Success Story

Earlier this year we had the opportunity to develop and deliver training for Houston’s Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) The River program that serves children with disabilities. TUTS recently received a grant from the United Way allowing them to provide…

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Alex’s Success Story

I have had great success in the work place environment due to my iPad mini. When I was working for Brookside Museum, my iPad mini played an instrumental role in my duties. My job was to take pictures of old,…

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Mia’s Success Story

Mia has been using the iPad to communicate for about 7 months. We have since been in the process of teaching her how to use the iPad and keep it with her at all times. Mia has small hands and…

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Joshua’s Success Story

Joshua was born in March of 1999. He was diagnosed at 2 weeks of age after several EEGs with total ACC (Absence of the Corpus Callosum).  The Corpus Callosum is the section of the brain that connects the two hemispheres…

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Ryan’s Success Story

“That’s amazing!  We’ve never seen this type of progress before!  Ryan has made up two and a half years of language development in just one year… fantastic!”  These were the words from the Texas Children’s Hospital Speech Therapist that felt like…

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Connor’s Success Story

One of the presents that Connor Meadows first unwrapped in 2012 was an iPad. Within days, this 7th grader was reading his first digital book. Connor has Cerebral Palsy. Using the iPad, he does not have to worry about asking…

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Aftershokz Bluez: Bone Conduction Technology Headphones

Aftershokz are wireless headphones with bone conduction technology that removes your ear from hearing. By using vibrations they are able to conduct sound off of your cheekbones and deliver it straight to your inner ear.   They use a pair of…

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Jasmine’s Success Story

Jasmine was born with Down Syndrome and has always had limited speech. At age 13 she was diagnosed with Moyamoya Syndrome which basically means she had a hemorrhagic stroke. At this time she lost all of her speech and most…

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Amy’s Success Story

My name is Amy. In March of 2010, I was working as a home care nurse. While on my way to see a patient I was stopped at a red light when I was rear-ended by a driver going 45…

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Sharon’s Success Story

My name is Sharon and my life dramatically changed on a fall night in 2004. At the time, I was working as an obedience instructor and veterinarian technician. I owned my own home and was a typical independent woman in…

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Patrick’s Success Story

It’s hard to believe that the first iPhone was released just a little more than 5 years ago, and I knew from the first time I held a device it would change the way I taught in the classroom.  Now,…