Atlantic Regional Office

LEARNEast 2.0.18 August 20, 2018

LEARNEast 2.0.18 is a free professional development opportunity for K-12 educators across New Brunswick, Atlantic Canada and beyond who are involved or interested in student learning environments rich with new digital / social media experiences. The Neil Squire Society will have an AT Help Desk booth at the event.

Mary-Jo, Working Together client

August 8, 2018 Mary-Jo Lands the Perfect Position with Working Together

Mary-Jo was working at a grocery store when she was injured on the job. After being without work for two years, Mary-Jo approached Working Together. With the help of the program, she began a position at community partner Crosswinds.

makers at work

July 10, 2018 Moncton High School Buildathon

On May 30 2018, Neil Squire Society’s Makers Making Change hosted a LipSync build-a-thon at Moncton High School for the province’s Disability Awareness Week.

An iPhone user pressing the “Home” button

June 21, 2018 How-to: Use Siri as a Hands-Free Calculator

Right now on the iOS app store there are countless talking calculators available for purchase and even some for free. We’ve looked at Talking Calculator in the past, and it does a great job of calculating complex formulas hands-free with full VoiceOver support. For users who are blind, have low-vision, or have learning disabilities that make it difficult to visually process numbers, talking calculators can help level the playing field by giving users the ability to engage in math problems independently.

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