Wikijunior develops online kids’ books for free

WikiBooks, whose motto is “Think free. Learn free.” has a special section called Wikijunior, a project aimed at producing full-color booklets for kids 8-11.  The books are being developed and offered online (and some in pdf format).  Some books may also go into print.  One of the current complete titles …

ASL Pro

ASL Pro is a web site that offers a free American Sign Language video dictionary and quiz tool for teachers and others who want to teach or learn sign language. Words and phrases are organized into a Main Dictionary, Religious Dictionary, Conversational Dictionary (including idioms), and ASL for Babies Dictionary. …

Vocab Grapher: a graphical and auditory dictionary

Think universal design for dictionaries. The Vocab Grapher not only speaks words, it provides a graphical representation of synonyms, antonyms and other related words, using color-coded mind maps.

RoboBraille Site translates text to braille or speech

RoboBraille RoboBraille automates the translation of text documents into Braille and speech. The service is available free of charge to all non-commercial users. With RoboBraille, you can Translate documents into contracted Braille Translate documents into speech Translate text into visual Braille Convert text documents between different character sets Convert Braille …

The Color Bug: Radio-Controlled Art

The RC Color Bug is one cool idea (and one we used to rig up ourselves with remote controlled cars, markers and rubber bands). This lady-bug shaped toy holds markers point down so kids can draw by steering the bug with a button-operated remote. With a little work, we could …

Learning Through Listening

Learning Through Listeningfrom Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic offers information, tips and strategies for promoting listening skills and using audio materials for learning. The purpose of this site is to provide quick access to lessons and information that focuses on developing listening skills and meeting the needs of diverse …

EdTech Solutions – Teaching Every Student

When I look at what I’d like to be able to offer in a blog, I get loads of inspiration from Karen Janowski’s EdTech Solutions site.  I’ve read and respected Karen’s posts on the QIAT list for years, and then finally had the pleasure to meet her face-to-face at TRLD …

The Internet Archive

http://www.archive.org/index.php The Internet Archive is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public. By the way, the Internet Archive even includes a catalog of live Grateful Dead concerts …

OATS – Open Source Assistive Technology Software

http://www.oatsoft.org/ OATSoft is dedicated to improving Assistive Technology and computer accessibility through the power of Open Source development techniques. OATSoft makes the best Open Source Assistive Technology Software (OATS) easy to find.  Users and developers meet at OATSoft to create better software.  Users, find useful software and discuss and work …