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People with physical and mobility impairments continue to struggle to attain independence in the performance of routine activities and tasks. For example, browsing in a store and interacting with products located beyond arm’s length may be impossible without the intervention of a human assistant. This research article describes a study...

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Tim, who has a rare form of cerebral palsy, longed to go beyond the confines of his wheelchair. Virtual Reality goggles allowed him to see new worlds, and to feel like he was flying. https://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/humankind/2017/07/07/virtual-reality-opens-new-worlds-man-cerebral-palsy/103492936/

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Developed by a group of Palestinian students at the Polytechnic University in Hebron, this 'smart' vest uses vibrations and vocal commands to help users navigate the world around them. They called this new technology SASB, which is the acronym for Smart Assist System for Blind People. When they designed the...

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This is the Spanish version of the two-page document that helps Individualized Education Program (IEP) teams discuss and document assistive technology needs. This resource was designed to be used with children who are three to five years old. The document was created for PACER Center’s Technology to Improve Kids’ Educational...

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This is the Spanish version of a resource that provides parents with three steps to start exploring and using appropriate assistive technology for their young child. Tips offered include finding professionals with assistive technology expertise, asking productive questions, and trying different assistive technology options. Also highlighted are the different assistive...

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This is the Spanish version of a guide that provides parents with common examples of assistive technology that help young children with important skills. A definition of assistive technology introduces parents to the wide range of assistive technology options, from simple homemade solutions to sophisticated electronic devices. Skill areas highlighted...

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This is the Spanish version of a guide to help parents evaluate and trial assistive technology to determine if it is beneficial to their child’s skill development. Parents are taught five factors to observe as their child is trying new assistive technology: the quality of their child’s improvement, differences in...

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Aira offers an innovative, high technology service designed to help blind and low-vision users gain mobility and independence. It provides personalized assistance from orientation and mobility experts who can be trained Aira Agents, family members, or friends. Our experts, backed by state-of-the art technology, serve as visual interpreters and navigators...

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The Job Accommodation Network’s (JAN) Searchable Online Accommodation Resource (SOAR) system is designed to let users explore various accommodation options for people with disabilities in work and educational settings. These accommodation ideas are not all inclusive. The SOAR system allows users to obtain accommodation ideas. JAN consultants compile these accommodation...

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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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