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COVID Update:  FREE AAC Printable Widgit Symbol Resources

COVID Update: FREE AAC Printable Widgit Symbol Resources 0

Download Widgit symbol-supported communication docs including, handwashing poster set, COVID Super Core communication boards, and Upset by the News Symbol Book.

Can you imagine how much worse your anxiety and frustration would be if you could not talk about the COVID-19 crisis? This is the second in a series of posts that tackles AAC issues in the context of the global pandemic.

COVID Update: Blind Low Vision Apps Free for Home: JAWS, ZoomText, Fusion

COVID Update: Blind Low Vision Apps Free for Home: JAWS, ZoomText, Fusion 0

JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion -- the leading assistive technology apps for low vision or blind users -- are available free of charge for personal computers at home, until June 30, 2020 as a response to the COVID crisis. 

This offer is available to every household in the US and Canada.

COVID Update:  Free Kurzweil 3000 Subscriptions

COVID Update: Free Kurzweil 3000 Subscriptions 0

Kurzweil 3000, the complete reading and writing accessibility tool from middle school to post secondary is offering free subscriptions for all, for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis.  Plus free webinars and 1:1 coaching to get you started.
COVID Update: Free Access to Widgit Online Symbol Materials Creator

COVID Update: Free Access to Widgit Online Symbol Materials Creator 0

Responding to the COVID crisis, Widgit is offering free and unrestricted access to Widgit Online and it’s ready-made materials for 30 days.  Parents and teachers at home will be able to create for printing or reading outloud on iPads, Chromebooks or PC's, symbolized visual schedules, calendars, communication boards, worksheets, stories and more.  All with Canadian symbolized vocabulary, in French too!