BridgingApps

BridgingApps is a volunteer website with a stated mission of "bridging the gap between technology and people with disabilities". It is sponsored by Easter Seals of Greater Houston and is an evolution of Special Needs Apps for Kids (SNApps4Kids.org). The site has a Getting Started section with a video introduction and sections specific to parents, therapists, teachers, doctors, institutions and developers. It has a Programs section that includes pilot projects related to IEP development, mobile device training and certification, speaking engagements and assistive technology evaluations available in the greater Houston, TX area; and a Community section with forums and other involvement opportunities. The Insignio App Tool allows the user to search for apps based on areas of interest and skills. Users can add apps and evaluate apps added by others. With such a huge and accelerating range of apps available, this community-based search capability is a welcome and valuable starting place for anyone looking for mobile technology-based solutions and support. http://www.bridgingapps.org/