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This is a fairly comprehensive resource from “HelpGuide.org” which provides trusted guides to mental, emotional and social health. This pdf covers topics like: what learning disabilities are; problems with reading, writing or math; other types of learning disabilities and disorders; advances in science to understand learning disabilities; diagnosis and testing;...

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Watch Saqib Shaikh, a developer who happens to be blind, show how he uses Visual Studio 2017 with screen reader software for writing and debugging code. This video is from the Microsoft Build 2017 conference, which took place May 10th-12th 2017 in Seattle.

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FabricATe is a project of the University of Delaware that works to promote knowledge and skills on no-tech/low-tech assistive tools and materials. The site includes various project ideas and solutions, videos, and illustrations. You can sign up for a fab-lab session where you can learn new techniques and materials (Newark,...

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The PACER center offers a wide range of publications on this page, free to download. Topics include Accessible Instructional Materials, DIY Assistive Technology, Accomodations Checklists, and inexpensive communication devices. Some documents are available in a variety of languages. PACER Assistive Technology Publications

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Although the classic Perkins braillewriter is preferred among many professionals in the vision field (myself included!), it can be challenging to get them repaired when they break outside their warranty. This web page contains instructional video tutorials that can walk you through the repair process if there isn't someone available...

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In order to prepare students for the workplace, they must be provided with skills necessary to use computers competently. A necessary skill in using a computer is keyboarding and students must learn how to type quickly, accurately and with correct technique. One of the first steps in becoming proficient in...

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Computers for the Blind provides computer equipment, software and training to individuals who are blind and families of children with visual impairments. For only a minimal fee and a commitment to learning how to use the computer effectively, you can receive a computer including accessible software for your child who...

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A web page from Mobility Management that explains spina bifida (The latest CDC statistics say that 154,000 people in the United States are living with spina bifida, a total much higher than previously thought. ), how mobility and development are affected, possible assistive technology interventions, social emotional supports, and spina...

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The National Multiple Sclerosis Society produced this video providing information on assistive technology for individuals living with MS. Topics include types of technology/devices specific to MS, as well as overall issues that individuals with disabilities experience in the workplace. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBWZWYzzIoY

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The Tetra Society of North America is a non-profit organization, founded in 1987 in Vancouver, Canada that recruits skilled volunteers to create customized assistive devices for people with physical disabilities in North America (not just Canada). Over the years, Tetra volunteers have completed thousands of assistive device projects, ranging in...

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