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Saqib is a core Microsoft developer living in London, who lost the use of his eyes at age 7. He found inspiration in computing and is helping build Seeing AI, a research project that helps people who are visually impaired or blind to better understand who and what is around...

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Voice-controlled technology like Amazon Echo, Siri or hands-free features in Google Maps are things we’re starting to take for granted. But as Mary Meeker’s 2017 Internet Trends Report noted, voice controls are changing computer-human interfaces, and industries, broadly. Speech recognition or voice controls are being added to medical devices and...

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Hear the visual world through synaesthesia, in this case: 'seeing sounds as colors.' The Synaestheatre is a device that converts 3D spatial and colour information into sound. The sounds are chosen based on a combination of natural hearing cues, intuitive associations between the senses and synaesthesia. This has resulted in...

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A lot of people may not think twice about reading a chart or graph, but Cary-based SAS has developed a new software to help blind users see data in a unique way. Students and professionals with visual impairments have suffered from digital data visualization famine. No surprise, since most charts...

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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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Learn about disclosure on psychological and/or emotional disabilities, particularly on transcripts for students applying to colleges. Today, there is no disagreement that students and parents of minor children should have control to disclose or not to disclose psychological or emotional information at the time of application. Does a high school...

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This site is an inclusive Higher Education Assessment Tool from Think College! College Options for People with Intellectual Disabilities. This tool will assist programs that serve students with intellectual disabilities to determine current levels of implementation of eighty-eight key practices in inclusive higher education. This site is an inclusive Higher...

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The purpose of this research brief from the National Center for College Students with Disabilities was to identify and provide an overview of national databases containing information about college students with disabilities. Eleven instruments from federal and university-based sources were described. Databases reflect a variety of survey methods, respondents, definitions...

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What is voice banking and what are the choices one can make if you want to preserve your voice for future use via digital augmentative communication devices like a computer generated voice. Augmentative Communication devices typically use a computer generated voice. Male, Female, even children’s voices are available. The quality...

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This resource is a fifty-three page PowerPoint presentation by Associate Professor Katya Hill, P.h.D., CCC-SLP of the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and the Department of Communication Science and Disorders at the University of Pittsburg. The PowerPoint covers evidence-based principles for selecting eye gaze AAC technology. The main four...

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