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Although a British initiative (of The Royal Society for Blind Children and ustwo.com studio, and also sponsored by Google and Comic Relief), this open source effort is truly a worldwide source for software developers who want to empower vision impaired people to navigate the world independently. What if vision impaired...

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Alternate assessment professional development materials provided by the University of North Carolina’s Allied Health Center for Literacy and Disability Studies. The page contains an alternate assessment system based on the development of learning maps, which include both traditional learning progressions and the multiple, alternate routes that students with significant intellectual...

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In order to accommodate visitors or residents with disabilities in your home, you may need to add a wheelchair ramp, which allows users to avoid stairs. Discover more about the average costs of wheelchair ramp construction as well as various factors to take into consideration when designing your ramp. Keep...

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Video: When Alice Brouhard’s daughter, Kara, suffered a traumatic brain injury, Alice took finding assistive technology into her own hands. Alice shares how a simple app and the power of advocating made Apple take notice and gave Kara a voice. Alice Brouhard, R.N. is a champion of the use of...

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A collection of free, easy-to-read, and accessible books on a wide range of topics from the University of North Carolina's Allied Health. Each book can be speech enabled and accessed using multiple interfaces, including touch screens, the IntelliKeys with custom overlays, and 1 to 3 switches. You can also use...

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In order for students with significant disabilities to develop as readers and writers, daily writing is equally, if not, more important. However, this becomes a challenge when most students with significant disabilities are unable to hold a traditional pencil. To address this challenge, the Center for Literacy & Disability Studies...

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e-NABLE uses freely available, open-source 3D printer files to make prosthetic hands. This online group works to provide prosthetic hands for those who might not be able to afford a tradtional prosthetic. They also work to refine and improve existing prosthetic hand and arm designs. The site includes extensive resources,...

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PneuMobility air-powered wheelchair project

Developed by the Human Engineering Research Laboratories at the University of Pittsburgh and the US Department of Veterans Affairs, the PneuMobility scooter and wheelchair are powered by compressed air instead of the electric motors most scooters and...

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Article outlining how Facebook is re-engineering its website and mobile apps, and while brainstorming a new generation of products that harness the power of artificial intelligence to improve the experience of Facebook for people with disabilities. The first product is an automated captioning tool launching in April that will help...

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Recent changes in the landscape for assistive technology solutions for Mathematics on the web have prompted the development of MathJax into a single rendering and accessibility solution. (Mathjax is a unique, open source, JavaScript platform for the online display of mathematics.) We present our current efforts that depend on a...

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