Monday, September 30, 2013

Mobile App Monday - LouderTV

Having trouble hearing the TV when others have it turned down "low?" LouderTV might be the app for you. This app acts as a hearing aid that allows you to set the fine tuning yourself. Simply place the device near the TV with the microphone aimed at the source and tune.

Want to learn more about this app? Please visit:

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Assistive Technology Solutions in Minutes

Want to do it yourself rather than spending a lot of money searching for just the right solution? Assistive Technology Solutions in Minutes, Book II offers just that: creative, problem-solving solutions without the need for power tools using everyday materials. This full-color text contains over 750 photographs with step-by-step fabrication instructions. The book also comes with a DVD featuring 115 video clips and printable PDF sheets for easy sharing.

Want to check it out? Email us at or use to find it in a library near you.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Understanding and Interpreting Educational Research

Looking for a text exploring research design issues in education and psychology? Understanding and interpreting educational research offers coverage of quantitative, qualitative, mixed-methods, and single-case designs. Readers learn the basics of different methods and steps for critically examining any study's design, data, and conclusions, using sample peer-reviewed journal articles as practice opportunities.

Interested? Email us at to check out this title, or use to find it in a library near you.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Inclusion in the Early Years

Inclusion in the Early Years shows how attitudes and responses of adults in a range of early years settings can influence outcomes for kids. An expanded definition of inclusion is discussed, and the book presents original stories of how the lives of practitioners, parents and children have been affected by inclusive and non-inclusive practices.

Want to check it out? Email us at or use to find it in a library near you.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Mobile App Monday - LookTel Money Reader

LookTel Money Reader instantly recognizes currency and speaks the denomination, enabling people with visual impairments to identify and count bills. By using the camera of your iOS device, this app will tell you the denomination of a bill in real-time. Twenty one currencies are supported.

Want to learn more about this app? Please visit:

Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Mountain Within

The Mountain Within tells the story of a multi-ability team of people who set out to summit Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. What they find on the journey to the top is the power to overcome the obstacles within.

Interested? Email us at to check out this title or use to find it in a library near you.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Visualizing Data

Need to show trends and patterns in your data? Data points: Visualization that means something can help. Yau uses examples from art, design, business, statistics, cartography, and online media to illustrate data. Standard rules don't always answer questions; explore when and where you can break those rules.

Want to check it out? Email us at or use to find it in a library near you.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Self-Determination and Transition Planning

Got a teenager or young adult who is ready to move on from school? Self-determination and transition planning can help you teach them the skills they need to make their own choices. Through worksheets and activities, this guide is full of practical, research-based strategies to help your students increase their self-determination skills in order to manage their own lives.

Want to check it out? Email us at or use to find it in a library near you.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Mobile App Monday - BrainPOP

"Bring learning to your fingertips™ with the BrainPOP Featured Movie app for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Watch a different animated movie every day, then test your new knowledge with an interactive quiz – free!" BrainPOP award-winning content can be further extended by choosing an optional in-app subscription that offers more than 750 Science, Math, Social Studies, English, Engineering & Tech, Arts & Music, and Health subjects. -iTunes

Want more information on this app? Please visit:

Friday, September 13, 2013

Library closed today

Due to a staff training, the library is closed today. We'll be back open on Monday, September 16th.

Have a cool weekend!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Service Dogs Being Faked

According to an article yesterday at, service dogs are being faked and that can lead to issues for those with a legitimate need. The article states that service dogs are highly trained animals that perform specific tasks for people with disabilities and behave extremely well in public. Fake service dogs are not trained and can sometimes exhibit scared or aggressive behaviors around other people.

To read the entire article, please visit:

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Library closed this Friday

Due to a staff training,

the library will be closed on 

Friday, September, 13th. 

We'll be back open on 

Monday, September 16th.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Mobile App Monday - Apple's Accessibility Resources

Looking for more suggestions for Apple mobile apps that help with accessibility issues? Apple has created a list of third party solutions for just OS X. These apps offer help for people with hearing, speech, or vision impairments with using Apple products. Check out the entire list of suggestions at:

Friday, September 6, 2013

Let's Dance!

Looking for some fun exercise for youth with developmental disabilities? The YMCA adapted dance program is set to start on September 14th. Dance is fantastic for most youth with developmental disabilities and a wonderful way to stay active.

Questions? Contact: Angela Dilts, Preschool/Youth/Camp Director at the Monroe County YMCA.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Change coming in adult education in Indiana

According to an article in Indiana University's newspaper, the Indiana Daily Student, Indiana is one of the first two states to replace the GED with a new test for people without a high school diploma. Beginning January 2014, the GED test will only be offered online which limits access for many along with its price increase. The new test that will be offered in January in Indiana is the Test Assessing Secondary Completion and will be offered on paper and electronically as well as costing about a third of what the GED will charge.

To learn more about this change, please visit the Indiana Department of Workforce Development who oversees Indiana's adult education:

To read the entire article in the IDS, please visit:

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Interviewing for Qualitative Inquiry

Book Description:
Engagingly written, this book builds the reader's skills for conducting in-depth interviews designed to address a particular research question. With an emphasis on the dynamics of the research relationship, Ruthellen Josselson artfully demonstrates the steps of a successful interview. Each step is illustrated with excerpts from interviews on diverse topics. The book describes how to structure interviews effectively, develop questions that elicit meaningful narratives, cultivate skills for empathic listening and responding, avoid common pitfalls, and deal with problems that develop in an interview.

Want to check it out? Email us at or use to find it in a library near you.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

What's New?

The kids are all back in school. The summer is winding down. But before we put away those flip flops and suntan lotion, let's first take a look at some new items in the library. Last month, CeDIR got in a few new books on the autism spectrum and how to help people with autism succeed. Titles on learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities and cerebral palsy rounded out the list.

Want to see the entire list? Please visit: