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The Truth & Sometimes Ugly Truth- Monitoring Screen Time

Apple introduced Screen Time with iOS 12. My first thoughts brought apocalyptic premonitions regarding allowance and provision of Apple iOS (iPhone/iPad) technology products for many within the youth culture. Parents and educators can now easily review when and how long apps are used. Apple even created beautifully readable charts to diagram when and the duration the device and apps were used for helpful categories like: social; reading and…

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Added by Erika J. Kluge on October 15, 2018 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

How A Podcast Built My Personal Brand

The Niche Movement Founder Kevin O’Connell returns to podcasting with Dustin Ramsdell to discuss working for yourself, building personal brands, and establishing careers in higher education.

Dustin started his digital reputation with Higher Ed Geek Blog before getting involved with higher education as a career path. After graduate school and working for a few years, Dustin was hired at 2U where he worked until…

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Added by The Niche Movement on October 11, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments

New job, Bad fit?

After many weeks, months, or years of searching for employment, accepting an offer of employment is often a relief. In the past I have celebrated this occasion as an end to a period of financial stress and uncertainty. However, this wave of relief can be short-lived if your new job ends up being a “bad fit” for a variety of reasons. You may not have seen the dangerous working conditions, toxic supervisors, cynical coworkers, hectic unpredictability, or…

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Added by Amy Heider on October 9, 2018 at 12:14pm — 4 Comments

And the Winner Is...

Congratulations to Sandy Adkins! Thank you to everyone who completed a Punch-In user survey, your input is very important as we make efforts to improve our resources. 

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Sandy Adkins, Ed.D. is the Transition Coordinator at Prospect…

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Added by Janet - Great Lakes ADA Center on October 8, 2018 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

The Virtual Planner that Organizes my Assignments and Tests

My last article was about how I use Notability to take notes in my classes.  Now I will focus on how I keep track of assignments and exams.  My app-based solution is called MyHomework.  The MyHomework app is incredibly easy to use.  To set up the app you add your classes.  Then you add your homework and tests, MyHomework automatically lists your assignments and tests by…

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Added by Sammy Abeje on October 3, 2018 at 4:27pm — 4 Comments

Interview With Diego Mariscal

Picture Diego Mariscal Diego Mariscal is the Founder, CEO, and Chief Disabled Officer behind the nonprofit startup 2Gether-International— directly supports entrepreneurs with disabilities. At the age of 26 he has already created Limitless Prepa Tec (a disability education program that benefits students in Monterrey Mexico), is a…

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Added by Adrienne Kleinman on September 27, 2018 at 4:00am — 3 Comments

Hidden Disabilities in the Workplace

We all agree that a diverse workforce is beneficial for companies – but how do companies know how to include all types of employees, especially those with hidden disabilities. You may have heard about high profile companies that hire specific disabilities. But for the most part we are applying to and working at companies that are still learning what disabilities are. This is especially challenging to those of us with hidden disabilities as employers and…

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Added by Katie Burger on September 26, 2018 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

Entrepreneurship for People with Disabilities

Today it is getting more and more popular to start a business. More and more people are starting a business and especially those of us with a disability it is easy for us to think that if we can't hold down a job why not start a business, but where do we start. If you have a hobby or a specific skill set why not start there. Take out a piece of paper and pen and start brainstorming what skills you can make into a business. You may have the next great idea that could turn into a business.…

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Added by Nikki Abramson on September 20, 2018 at 11:47am — 4 Comments

LiquidText PDF Reader- A New Way to Annotate!

There are several iPad apps to annotate PDFs/documents; however, for the most part, they simulate marking up the actual paperwork version. LiquidText for the iPad, along with the Apple Pencil, enhances the concept into a new generation of markup tools for reviewing and annotating PDF files, web pages, and Word and PowerPoint documents.

 

Ok, so let us imagine we need to read several articles for a paper we need to write or for a project we need to pitch at a work meeting. If we…

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Added by Erika J. Kluge on September 17, 2018 at 5:04pm — 4 Comments

Alexa and Harmony for Voice TV Control

Amazon Echo and Google Home Meet

 

Amazon Echo and Google Home are two environmental control units that allow for voice control of your home and searching the Internet along with music operation.  Amazon Echo and Google Home are affordable and expandable assistive technology options.  For under $200, an environmental control environment is set up with basic functions.  For each device in your home that you want to control, it will cost an additional $15-30 for a smart device…

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Added by Jennifer Mundl on September 5, 2018 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

Interview With Peter Berg

Some of you may recall my interview with Peter Berg a few years back, and he was gracious enough to allow me to ask him a few more questions this month. …

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Added by Adrienne Kleinman on August 27, 2018 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

How I Use App-Based Note Taking to Take Notes

I personally enjoy the freedom of app-based note-taking.  When taking notes on pen and paper, my notes were often difficult to read and covered with residue from my eraser.  Since transitioning to taking notes on my iPad, my notes have become legible and vastly more organized. The application that I prefer to take notes with is Notability, the primary benefit of Notability is Note Replay. Note Replay allows you to record notes as you write them, then afterward…

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Added by Sammy Abeje on August 23, 2018 at 1:03pm — 6 Comments

Cardflow for iPad- Think of the Possibilities!

I recently became aware of an iOS app called Cardflow. I grew up using index cards for all sorts of tasks. The cards would be taped to walls as reminders or mind-maps/flow charts. Cards would be stuffed into pages of books as forms of annotations, and stacks of cards were created as flashcards. I was especially excited when stores stocked different colors, sizes, plain/lined/graphed, and containers to hold and sort them. These cards offered additional learning style supports when considering…

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Added by Erika J. Kluge on August 16, 2018 at 11:31am — 2 Comments

Transportation Barriers to Employment

For many people with a disability transportation can be a huge issue. It can cause much time, money, and hassle to be able to get rides, ask for rides, and find something that is suitable for your needs. To find something that accommodates all your needs whether that is financial or elsewise it will cost you whether it is your time, money, or your physical needs.  

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Added by Nikki Abramson on August 7, 2018 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

Mental Health & Assistive Technology in the Workplace

Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experience mental illnesses in a given year. That’s roughly 43.8 million people! For many of us, work can be an outlet that contributes to our sense of purpose and well-being, however, mental illness can also affect our work performance and access, which is why it is so important to seek support in the workplace. Mental illness may interfere with some daily work functions such as, concentration, stamina, distraction,…

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Added by Katie Burger on July 30, 2018 at 12:57pm — 4 Comments

Modern Day Job Search With Your Cell Phone



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Your phone is a useful tool for job searching, and almost every job seeker is using a mobile device in some way for job hunting. In 2015, Indeed reported that 50% of site traffic comes from mobile devices[1]. In 2016, Snagajob reported that 72…

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Added by Jennifer Mundl on July 19, 2018 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

Cutting-Edge-Technology- OTC Hearing Aid, the Eargo

In August of 2017, President Donald Trump signed into law the Food and Drug Administration Reauthorization Act of 2017. This legislation included the Over the Counter Hearing Aid Act allowing over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids. This Act enables adults who think they have a mild to moderate hearing loss to purchase OTC hearing aids without being seen by a hearing care professional, making access to hearing aids more affordable. The FDA will regulate the OTC hearing aids to ensure safety…

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Added by Erika J. Kluge on July 16, 2018 at 8:32am — 2 Comments

Unmotivation strategies

As a person with a disability, I understand the limits of motivation alone in helping me overcome certain obstacles. The disability rights movement rightfully identifies society’s obligation to create inclusive opportunities and not blindly leave questions of healthcare or access to the community up to one’s level of motivation. However, on a personal level, the disability rights movement does not give me any tools for accomplishing my daily to-do list or making me write that blog…

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Added by Joel on July 2, 2018 at 9:10am — 6 Comments

There Is No Such Thing As 'Making It'

How do you define success?

How do you know if you "made it?"

If we can take anything away from the suicide of Kate Spade and now Anthony Bourdain, there is no such thing as "making it."

What's interesting, is they were both high profile public figures that many of us looked up to, were inspired by, and entertained. Because of their "klout" and expertise, many would assume they made it because they were part of the 1 percent. 

Happiness and Money

However,…

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Added by The Niche Movement on June 28, 2018 at 9:27am — 2 Comments

5 Ways Punch-In Can Keep You Motivated This Summer

Summer is now upon us and with that you may be wondering whether to pause or delay your job search. Or maybe you just need a little extra motivation in the process. Many people do halt their job searches over the summer, so it's actually a good time to keep yourself in the game and get the automatic edge of being active.

As you enjoy the summer sunshine, here are some ways Punch-In can help keep you going to…

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Added by Janet - Great Lakes ADA Center on June 21, 2018 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

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