Family Friendly Tech and Advocacy: Tech Psychologist's Guide by Dr. Jeanne Beckman

Family Friendly Tech and Advocacy: Tech Psychologist's Guide   by Dr. Jeanne Beckman
Finally, a book to help families find the right technology to accommodate reading disorders (dyslexia) and other disabilties! ISBN 978-1-60264-089-4

How to purchase my book

To purchase through Virtual Bookworm (my publisher) you can click Virtual Bookworm Publisher: Tech Psychologist's Guide or
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Monday, April 11, 2011

The pace of technology improvements is so great that the line between technology for those with disabilities and those without is becoming increasingly irrelevant. That's great for everyone, because the greater number of technology users, the lower the price. It used to be that technology for those with disabilities was out of the financial reach for many who could benefit.

Here's a terrific article by Nicole Black about ipad apps for lawyers:

A friend of mine from my Public Defender days who still works at the PD’s office recently emailed me and asked to write an article about iPad apps for lawyers. I was happy to oblige—especially since I regularly write about topics like this at my blog, the Legal iPad (

First off, before you purchase any apps, spend some time with your iPad, think about your workflow and decide whether you plan to create content, consume content or both. This decision will necessarily affect which apps you choose to purchase. As I’ve oft repeated, creating content with the iPad is easier said than done and for many, it will be used primarily for content-consumption. Since iPad apps tend to cost quite a bit more than iPhone apps, you may as well avoid wasting your hard earned money and invest in apps that you will actually use.
There are also a number of legal-specific apps available that you may want to purchase. If you are a litigator, there are 3 different trial presentation apps...

Sharing information spurs innovation.

Do you need help in using or adapting today's technology? Whether you need small tweaks in your technology use, or have more comprehensive needs, my practice assists you in hitting the ground running in your work, learning, and leisure environments. Please contact Dr. Jeanne Beckman for a confidential appointment at 847-446-1251.