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Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a new system that uses a 3-D camera, a belt with separately controllable vibrational motors distributed around it, and an electronically reconfigurable Braille interface to give visually impaired users more information about their environments. The system could be...

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HumanWare announced the launch of the compact Brailliant BI14, a portable braille keyboard that pairs with Apple mobile devices. Designed to boost productivity, whether users are at the office or out and about, this new braille display boasts cutting-edge intelligence and innovative features made with mobile professionals and students who...

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Finding a job is hard enough, but what happens once you have one? Young adults with disabilities often have difficulty with learning job responsibilities and expectations. However, that ubiquitous smartphone can be used to support work skills! This webinar teaches techniques on how handheld technology can help when navigating the...

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This iPod checklist was included in the May 30, 2017 Webinar "Handheld Technology Supports and Transition to Employment" presented by Carrie Clawson, OTR/L, ATP, and AT Specialist for Virginia's Department for Aging and Rehab Services, who has 20 years of experience in rehabilitative and assistive technology services. It is meant...

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This powerpoint is from the May 30, 2017 Webinar "Handheld Technology Supports and Transition to Employment" presented by Carrie Clawson, OTR/L, ATP, and AT Specialist for Virginia's Department for Aging and Rehab Services, who has 20 years of experience in rehabilitative and assistive technology services.

The webinar presentation can...

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News story with video on the eSight3 , which is part of CNET’s series about the role technology plays in helping the disability community. The eSight 3 has a camera that works with high-resolution displays and optical prisms in the headset to restore sight to those with low vision. Worn...

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This pdf document provided by AbleData, which is funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provides an overview of mobility assistive technology (but not wheelchairs). It also includes references and additional resource links from...

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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.

Link: PACER Assistive Technology Publications

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