Author Archives: Mystie Rail

About Mystie Rail

I am the Executive Director for Assistive Technology of Alaska (ATLA). What does that mean? Well, I consider myself an "assistive technology evangelist" by all rights. I have been a tech geek for as long as I can remember, but now I am fortunate enough to use my passion for gadgets and computers to lead an agency that is dedicated to helping people with disabilities have a better quality of life.

iPads & Communication

Teachers who work with students with autism are constantly looking for strategies to improve communication skills, especially for students who are nonverbal. In the past, we have used sign language, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), and incredibly expensive augmentative devices … Continue reading

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Meanings: Dictionary Lookup For Paper Books Using The iPhones Camera | Cult of Mac

Meanings: Dictionary Lookup For Paper Books Using The iPhones Camera | Cult of Mac. Did you ever find yourself pinching to zoom a paper map, or tapping and holding on an unfamiliar word in a newspaper trying to pop up … Continue reading

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