Tara Mason

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Apr 11

SWAAAC- Our statewide organization!

Please see resources and Assistive Technology/Augmentative Alternative Communication Updates for Colorado, visit SWAAAC! SWAAAC SWAAACBrochure11-12 2 Do you want to learn more about our statewide loan bank offerings of Assistive Technology and Augmentative Alternative Communication devices and low-tech communication supports? Check out Alexandria, our loan bank researching resource! Alexandria 

Feb 26

Updated Chrome Accessibility and Extensions Guide

Please see updated Chrome Accessibility and Extensions Guide! ChromeAccessibilityHowToGuide

Feb 05

Chrome and iOS Accessibility for Reading and Writing

Chrome & iOS Accessibility for Reading and Writing  How to Guide, By Tara Mason, Ph.D. Chrome Overview Chrome is a web browser that can be used on any laptop, Chromebook or iOS device. If you do not have Chrome, download it here: Computer download: http://bit.ly/1tMrggU iOS download:   http://apple.co/1RU3vmY Important to remember when using Chrome: …

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Feb 02

CAST posts resource for parents

Fifteen nonprofits, including CAST, worked together to create Understood.org, a web-based resource bank that gives parents everywhere access to world-class resources on learning and attention issues. Check out the article here: CAST Post for Parents Understood.org

Jan 25

Chrome Accessibility Help Guide

Please see Chrome Accessibility Help Guide for suggestions related to reading, writing, accessibility features, and more.       Chrome Accessibility Help Guide

Oct 17

Help Guide for using Newsela as differentiated informational reading + Google Docs for writing

NEWSELA + Docs = Differentiated, Collaborative Reading – from Beth Holland Have you checked out Newsela recently? This website has broadened its’ resource immensely and has so added features, such as text sets for leveled informational reading for students, K-12. See features and lesson ideas on the Newsela blog: Newsela Blog Newsela iOS App  

Sep 10

iOS 9- Changes in Accessibility Features on iPads & iPhones…

Please see this article to learn about changes to the iOS software on your iPad or iPhone. iOS 9 is being released on September 16, 2015. St. Vrain DTS recommends waiting on updating your iOS device to iOS 9 until testing has been completed. Once DTS gives the greenlight, this blog post will be updated! …

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Mar 23

AT Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do I need to complete a whole AT Referral if I just want to obtain an app, accessory or Google Read/Write for my student being served by an IEP? No, you can complete the AT Apps and Accessories Form in order to put a request in for an app, accessory or student access to …

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