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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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This toolkit from the California Charter Schools Association is the result of a 2016 statewide qualitative study of innovative and exceptional special education programs and practices across the California charter school movement. The final published report detailed findings with examples of successful practices grounded in current research and accompanied by...

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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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This web tool utility is a speech/voice to text reader. What does it mean? It means that you can just dictate a text and it will be written without lifting a finger. It has the following features: Free and online; No downloads, installation or registration; Cross-platform; Multi-language support (English, French,...

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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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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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People with profound Intellectual Disability (ID) have difficulties expressing their needs due to their limited communication skills. These skills are usually limited to gestures and vocalizations many of which so idiosyncratic that can only be interpreted correctly by their caregivers/parents often with a large gap between their interpretations. In this...

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Regardless of the improvements of accessibility functions on touchscreen computers, they have some problems using touchscreen interfaces including smartphones and tablets. The reason includes the arrangements of accessible objects may differ in users' visual conditions because the manipulations under screen readers are different from those without screen readers, the characteristics...

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California State University, Northridge (CSUN) – through the Tseng College – offers two master’s degrees in assistive technology (AT): one centered on the development of devices and software and the other centered on the human-services aspects of the field. CSUN also offers an advanced professional development certificate program in Assistive...

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