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Touch Graphics, a company that makes navigation technology that incorporates information from several senses, has been working with New York’s Department of Transportation to test tactile maps—diagrams with three-dimensional features and braille text—at a busy intersection near a resource center for blind people. Such maps are important because increasingly complex...

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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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Since one in five Americans experiences disability that affects their daily function because of impairments in mobility, cognitive function, sensory impairment, or communication impairment, the need for rehabilitation strategies to optimize function and reduce disability is a clear priority for research to address this public health challenge. This link is...

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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. http://www.thinkcollege.net/topics/standards-survey

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Ron Hager explains Transition as it relates to IDEA, Plan Development, and person-centered services. RAISE and CPIR coordinated on the Disability Disclosure Webinar. Speaker Jennifer Thomas also shares data, best practices, and personal accounts on the multifaceted realm of disability disclosure.

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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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Making mathematical equations accessible in ebooks has traditionally been challenging for STEM publishers. To address this problem, this DIAGRAM Center webinar discusses Benetech's MathML Cloud (now in beta version 1.0) which provides tools for optimizing the accessibility of math content for all eReaders. This webinar also provides a walkthrough of...

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This Benetech-DIAGRAM Center webinar speaks broadly on 3D printing, why and how you start, printing accessible instructional materials, when and what you don’t print, and what types of printed objects support learning best. The DIAGRAM Center is the R&D Center at Benetech working on the accessibility of educational materials for...

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