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Blogger Molly Watt is deaf-blind and advocates for those living with accessibility needs. She shares her experiences, raising awareness and understanding of how assistive accessible technology enhances and enables those in need. In this post she discusses the Apple Watch, her lifelong use of hearing aids, and how a new...

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This page reviews and ranks three of the most popular current screen readers that are available at this time (2016). The three screen readers were tested on the most recent version of Windows 10 anniversary update. This is important because one of the screen readers is Microsoft’s most recently updated...

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A student with this specific learning disability may have problems that include illegible handwriting, inconsistent spacing, poor spatial planning on paper, poor spelling, difficulty in composing writing, as well as difficulty with thinking and writing at the same time, which is known as Dysgraphia. This web page from the Tourette...

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This PowerPoint-style PDF from Margery Henning of the Tourette Association of America outlines options for receiving accommodations as a student with Tourette Syndrome. It also provides advocacy and information on the Rehabilitation Act of 1973’s Section 504, which protects individuals with disabilities from discrimination. There is also a final section...

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This web page contains assistive technology resource links in categories such as 'Recording Devices' and 'Writing and Reading Help' for people with Tourette Syndrome. http://guides.library.illinois.edu/c.php?g=520752&p=3561163

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Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) play an important role in the lives of people with disabilities. DSPs assist people with disabilities with activities of daily living, social activities, personal contacts, coordination of health care, community interactions and more. The support they provide depends upon the situation of each person and can...

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This video is about Goalball, a sport for athletes who are visually impaired. Watch and listen as North Dakota Vision Services - School for the Blind (NDVS/SB) students explain how it is played and what makes it different from other sports.

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The author of this blog post writes a refreshingly positive piece about the favorable things she's experienced since becoming blind. https://myblurredworld13.wordpress.com/2016/03/23/the-best-things-about-being-visually-impaired

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A young woman, age 14, talks about what she went through emotionally and how her life changed as her mother became blind. http://www.girlgoneblind.com/my-mom-went-blind-and-my-life-began-to-unwind

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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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