Monday, March 30, 2015

Mobile App Monday - Graphing for kids

Graphing for kids app provides teachers and students with an easy graphing learning tool. It has 2 parts, one is how to make a chart which provides a step by step method to teach kids how to draw a chart and the others is Chart Maker, an easy tool for kids to input data and make a chart.

To learn more about this app, please visit:

Friday, March 27, 2015

The access manual: Designing, auditing and managing inclusive built environments

With its comprehensive information on standards, legislation and good practice, The access manual: Designing, auditing and managing inclusive built environments, 3rd edition ensures you can be fully aware of the issues involved in accessibility and inclusive design; understand your legal obligations and the guidance available; create and manage an access improvement program; maintain accessibility in buildings and working practices; and more! -book description

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

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Your rights in the workplace

This edition of Your rights in the workplace is completely updated to provide the latest legislation and case law that affects employees in all 50 states, including changes to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), new rules on COBRA continuation of health insurance, and the new Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). This book also addresses HIV/AIDS, privacy rights and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Bloomington Recognizes April as Accessibility Awareness Month

In April, the City of Bloomington's Council for Community Accessibility (CCA) celebrates Accessibility Awareness Month. A wealth of activities will be occurring in Bloomington and on the Indiana University campus during the month to educate the community and advocate for accessibility issues. Individuals with disabilities, family members, service providers, faculty and other community members are encouraged to attend and participate in the events. If you or your group want to be involved in CCA activities or in Disability or Accessibility Awareness Months, contact

To view the events set up for next month, please  visit:

Monday, March 23, 2015

Mobile App Monday - TouchMe HokusPokus

Teaching your child to use a touch screen or a switch? This app can help. The game itself is very easy and motivating. Pressing an external switch (not included) or the screen will create a picture step by step. Once one part of the picture is displayed, the children get curious. What is it? Which detail has been added now? As soon as the picture is complete, a short animation will be played.

To learn more about this app, please visit:

Thursday, March 19, 2015

A different way to hear

What if there was a way to hear without using your ears? Neuroscientist and author, David Eagleman, is interested in doing just that. He and a grad student are working to create a V.E.S.T. (versatile extra-sensory transducer) that will allow the wearer to hear through the chest.

Check out the TED idea at:

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Design for a Small (Aging) Planet

A Public Symposium on New Thinking about the Design of Environments for A Lifetime – From Closet to Community

Join others on Thursday, April 30 (5-7:30 p.m.) and Friday, May 1 (8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.), 2015 at the Indiana Memorial Union at Indiana University in Bloomington to discuss how we can design our environments for our aging planet.

Get all the facts at:

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Spring edition of CeDIR Citings available

Spring has begun to warm our frosty fingers and thaw our frozen feet! The birds are singing and the crocuses are in bloom. That must mean that it's time for another edition of CeDIR Citings, our biannual newsletter.

This edition focuses on the ADA 25 Years Later and offers websites and other resources to help make this year's 25th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act memorable.

Find this season's edition and all of the past editions at:

Monday, March 16, 2015

Mobile App Monday - The Homework App - Your Class Assignment Planner

Never forget your homework with The Homework App. Add, view and complete your homework with The Homework App.

  • Color code your subjects
  • Calendar, see your tasks on a daily, monthly or yearly basis
  • Dashboard to see what's up
  • Add subtasks
  • And more!

Want to know more about it? Please visit:

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

2015 Indiana Disability Poll

This year's Indiana Disability Poll is asking Hoosiers about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As the 25th Anniversary of the ADA approaches, ADA-Indiana is interested in finding out from people with disabilities, family members, disability advocates, and interested others about their opinions on ADA implementation in Indiana and what's needed moving forward. The Disability Poll is anonymous, and should take about 10-15 minutes to complete.

Complete this year's Disability Poll online at, or contact Matt Norris at 812-855-6508 or for alternative formats.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Monroe-Owen County Transition Fair

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, April 1, 2015 and plan to attend the Monroe-Owen County Transition Fair: “There’s An App for That,” to be held at Ivy Tech Community College in Bloomington. Sponsored by the Monroe-Owen Community Transition Council, the Fair will run from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. Vendors representing community services, schools, higher education, etc. will be there to provide resources.

For more information, visit:

Monday, March 9, 2015

Mobile App Monday - Custard Splodger

Looking for some creative, experimental play without the mess? Need to use a switch to interact with the app? Try Custard Splodger. A simple touch and switch-accessible activity to encourage creative play. Custard Splodger offers a fun way to help children with special needs and others to practice and enjoy their interactions with a touch screen.

Want to learn more about it? Please visit:

Friday, March 6, 2015

Successfully Including Students with Special Needs in the Classroom

Looking for a webinar that addresses including students with special needs in the classroom? On Wednesday, March 11, 2015, from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CST, Lekotek will sponsor a webinar presented by Nicole Eredics. Nicole is an Elementary Educator who spent over 15 years working in an inclusive school system in British Columbia, Canada, teaching children with various moderate to severe intellectual, physical and emotional abilities in her fully inclusive classrooms.

Want more information on this? Please visit:

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

2015 Summer Camps and Programs

While it's not yet Spring, truly, you can just look outside for confirmation of that fact, the list for this year's summer camps is already available! The Indiana Resource Center for Autism has posted on their website the 2015 summer camps and programs available for people with disabilities.

To view the entire list, please visit:

Monday, March 2, 2015

Mobile App Monday - School Tool: Rhyming Words

Designed by creators of Build A Word Easy Spelling used by schools and loved by students worldwide! Teach students rhyming words to help them develop phonemic awareness which leads to better reading and writing (spelling) success.