Focus on Apps

Every Project Career student is provided with cognitive support technology in the form of an iPad and a set of applications (apps). These apps are selected specifically to meet the needs of each student, following a careful evaluation of their academic goals, support needs (e.g., stress reduction, health and fitness improvement), and level of technology compentency.

One type of app commonly used by Project Career students involves notetaking. These apps can provide a number of types of assistance in taking comprehensive and accurate notes during classes, labs, and other academic events. The selection of this type of app needs to involve the student's preferred methods for both taking and reviewing notes, as well as how the student can best organize the information for later use.

There are many apps available to assist with notetaking. Among these are:

Bamboo Paper
Notes Writer

Learn more about cognitive support technology.

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Veteran-Owned Businesses Through the SBA

The Small Business Administration (SBA) provides information about Public Law 106-50, The Veterans Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Act of 1999.


College Navigator

Provides a guided college search to help find the right college for you. Site is managed by the Department of Education in partnership with the Institute of Education Sciences.


Military Caregiving

A slideshow from the Department of Defense,, and the USDA on the use of assistive technology .



REALifelines Helps injured Service members and Veterans access valuable online resources for 1:1 employment assistance to transition to the civilian workforce.


Navigator Fact Sheet About Veterans

This fact sheet is intended to provide Navigators, Assisters and Certified Application Counselors with information about veterans and their eligibility for healthcare through the Department of Veterans Affairs.


America's Heroes at Work

America's Heroes at Work: Provides a link to information and tools to help returning Service members affected by TBI and / or PTSD succeed in the workplace.


VA Center for Veterans Enterprise

VA Center for Veterans Enterprise: Provides information on starting a business, financing, and business opportunities, as well as information about eligibility criteria under Public Law 106-50 (Veterans Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Act of 1999) for Veteran-owned small businesses.


Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU)

ILRU provides assistance with locating Centers for Independent Living by state, in Canada, and around the world. Links are also available for statewide independent living councils, as well as links to many other disability-related organizations.


PEAT: Making Workplace Technology More Accessible

The Dept of Labor's Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) works to help employers and IT companies understand why it pays to build and buy accessible workplace technology, and how to do so successfully. This webcast will benefit individuals who find job application websites to be inaccessible or difficult to understand.


Assistive Technology Video

What You Need to Know About Assistive Technology But Didn't Know Who to Ask

This video answers common questions that many would have about assistive technology.



O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!


ACL Announces New FAQ Document

The Administration for Community Living announces the release of a new document related to independent living services. Targeted to help centers understand eligibility for children and youth with disabilities, this document provides important information related to new core services included in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA).

For more information about this document, click here.


Early Signs of Brain Damage

A new research study indicates the effects of chronic traumatic encephalopathy may be detected much earlier through studying speech patterns.