Fab. More info on the Go Baby Go project here with a nice manual on how-to here.

The ramblings of a mad person. So I figure I can do something as a weekend bit of fun and do a Open source version of a Tandem Master using a Teensy. There is some code to work from (see the bitbucket listed here)

My soldering is shoddy. I’m going to hold my breath and try and dig deep to do some C to make this work - if you fancy giving me a hand I’m all ears (NB: There is a real need to get this working. It is for fun but there are users who need this..)

The ramblings of a mad person. So I figure I can do something as a weekend bit of fun and do a Open source version of a Tandem Master using a Teensy. There is some code to work from (see the bitbucket listed here)

My soldering is shoddy. I’m going to hold my breath and try and dig deep to do some C to make this work - if you fancy giving me a hand I’m all ears (NB: There is a real need to get this working. It is for fun but there are users who need this..)

theotsiproject:

Terrific visual of handwriting grips. #OT #Handwriting #Grips

theotsiproject:

Terrific visual of handwriting grips. #OT #Handwriting #Grips

Real classy inclusion Mr Photographer
"If you want to take my parking, take my disability" 
Sign in Saudi.

"If you want to take my parking, take my disability" Sign in Saudi.

I keep getting picked up on my pronunciation of town names up in Manchester and I think of this.

I keep getting picked up on my pronunciation of town names up in Manchester and I think of this.

For individuals who struggle to re-position a mouse it can be useful to build a frame so when they hit the edge it’s a reminder to lift up and re-place the mouse in the middle. Well, make one or use your degree certificate..

For individuals who struggle to re-position a mouse it can be useful to build a frame so when they hit the edge it’s a reminder to lift up and re-place the mouse in the middle. Well, make one or use your degree certificate..

Been following these ideas for a while since the early trials in Sweden/Denmark. Nice to see its working in the UK too.

laughingsquid:

Poynton Regenerated, English Village Revives Town Center by Removing Traffic Signals

Fab video - chuffed to bits for everyone who got involved with this. The outcome is great.

If you look at the research on vocabulary acquisition, you’ll find a surprising result: weirdly enough, learning groups of similar words (apple, pear, banana) is significantly harder to learn. You’ll be much better off if you either learn words in unrelated groups (apple, dog, red) or in groups that form stories (apple, sweet, to eat).
Interesting article discussing the research on efficient ways of learning vocabulary. In short - chain words together to learn them - not group them in categories. Be aware though - this doesn’t neccessarily mean categorising them in a AAC system is a bad idea - its just questioning how we learn the words. See here for the full article.

Hellen Keller and her communication system.

“It is not blindness or deafness that bring me my darkest hours,”.. “It is the acute disappointment in not being able to speak normally. Longingly I feel how much more good I could have done if I had acquired normal speech. But out of this sorrowful experience, I understand more fully all human tragedies, thwarted ambitions, and the infinite capacity of hope.”

See also this this video of Anne Sulliivan and Helen with some more information about her speech development.

This is a pretty amazing little film. Interesting for anyone interested in Occupational Therapy, Assistive Technology, AAC and Communication, film-making.. Everyone.

Wonderful little film. The backstory is just as interesting.

CiteUSync (python)

Recently I’ve been tidying up my references and reading habits. After playing with a number of paid-for applications, like Papers I’ve decided to stick with Bibdesk on the mac and PocketBib on iOS. Personally I find myself using CiteULike a lot more to keep the data up-to-date than any desktop apps so Bibdesk/PocketBib is really for my reference and offline reading habits rather than editing needs.

This is achieved by one-way syncing all the CiteULike data to a folder on dropbox running a small script that is here. Download and run at your cron-pleasure but please change the API line on 53 so I don’t look like a bad-guy to the CiteULike gang who are lovely!

A poor representation of what citeusync does