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Finding assistive technology that works with any of your students with more involved needs can be intimidating, and expensive. Communication devices can come with astronomical price tags. What’s more nerve-wrecking than hoping that you’ve selected the right technology for a child? What about a child who needs adaptive switches, or...

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This blog piece discusses a mother’s challenges with assisting her blind daughter and her disinterest in using her white cane. Sensory processing issues, complex needs, occupational therapy, and a ‘sensory diet’ are all topics for discussion, review, and help for the reader to realize her own journey to understanding her...

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Helping students to develop mouse skills can be a challenge. There are free activities online for helping children to build mouse skills. There are games and various drawing programs that provide simple mouse practice for the beginning mouser. At the site, you will find some activities designed to help build...

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Two statistics up front: (a) only 8.5% of blind children receive enough instruction to learn braille; and (b) blind adults who do not know braille have a 97% unemployment rate. The Read Read is a Braille learning device that, simply put, teaches blind and low vision people how to read...

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Braille Bricks is a remarkable idea for a toy for literacy and inclusion of blind children. In 2016, the idea of merging lego bricks with braille (for play and learning braille) was put out by Janete Oliveira in Brazil. Her idea hasn't landed on any funding yet, but it has...

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This 4 minute video demonstrates the basic principles of eye gaze technology. Amber Stallworth gives a quick demo of the Tobii C15 with CEye, a communication device for individuals with Cerebral Palsy(CP), Rett, ALS/Lou Gehrig's, spinal cord injuries, on Fox KRIV Houston.

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Flipgrid was designed by a professor and graduate students at the University of Minnesota. The product is a video sharing tool for student engagement and formative assessment that is used by PreK-PhD teachers, students, principals, and parents to get feedback, share information, and increase participation and inclusion in the classroom....

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As states and districts across the nation increase their use of technology to support instruction and communication, the issue of accessible content for students, families, and community members with disabilities needs to be front and center in the decision making process. Addressing digital accessibility takes a team-based approach. In...

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Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) is a means of selecting and organising symbols so that people with complex communication needs and their communication partners can communicate more easily. PODD is an example of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). This one hour twelve minute youtube webinar from the Angelman Syndrome Foundation’s...

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PECS, or ‘Picture Exchange Communication System’ is a form of augmentative and alternative communication using pictures for teaching communication with children with complex disabilities. People using PECS are taught to approach another person and give them a picture of a desired item in exchange for that item. This youtube video...

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