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Teachers from the Jemicy School in Owings Mill, MD and an educator and assistive technology expert from CTD talk about how they work with students with learning differences and the impact of assistive technology on their performance. Filmed by WETA and produced by The Center on Technology and Disability....

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Students from the Jemicy School in Owings Mill, MD talk about their learning disabilities and the assistive technology that has allowed them to be better students. Filmed by WETA and produced by The Center on Technology and Disability.

Chapters: 01 Starting Out: How it Felt 02 Starting...

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This chart was compiled to describe the many features of the iPad that can be helpful for those with physical or cognitive disabilities. This includes the positive features and drawbacks of using an iPad, and built-in accessible tools relating to vision, motor, hearing, and literary impairments.

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Families and professionals often share the desire to help AAC learners become more proficient at expressing their emotions. Goals for identifying and/or labeling emotions are common in beginning AAC users, but even communicators with more advanced language skills can benefit from expanding their vocabulary of terms related to feelings. In...

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ATMac is a website that provides helpful information about all Apple products for users with disability, chronic illness, or other impairments. It includes information on all types of assistive technology, like wearable devices, speech-to-text, AAC, and home automation features.

Link: http://atmac.org/

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This blog is written by a teacher who is passionate about integrating creative technology solutions in the classroom to create accessibility for all students. Posts include information and reviews for apps, online learning materials, and other technologies that serve as assistive technology.

Link: http://techspedneeds.blogspot.com/

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This blogger, a mother of two children with Autism, has compiled a kind of "Bill of Rights" for preschool children who use AAC devices in their classroom. It's important at this early age that teachers and service providers understand some of the challenges that come from using a device, and...

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Vlinder Communation Therapies provides a list of various apps that can supplement "speech work" done at home or with a service provider. Within the article is a link to a guide on feature matching, to ensure that the most helpful of the many apps out there are being used for...

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This website was created and curated by Angie Voss, OTR, and includes information, tips, tools, and resources in virtually every area of life for parents and educators with children who have sensory issues. Many articles are available, which include information and insight into sensory tenchiques and tools that help children...

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Web accessibility is an important topic in the field of assistive technology. Great tools are available to help those with disabilities, but can mean very little when the content is not accessible. Alexander Surkov is a software engineer who explains accessibility concepts, platforms, and web technologies that make accessible content....

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