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Two statistics up front: (a) only 8.5% of blind children receive enough instruction to learn braille; and (b) blind adults who do not know braille have a 97% unemployment rate. The Read Read is a Braille learning device that, simply put, teaches blind and low vision people how to read...

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Braille Bricks is a remarkable idea for a toy for literacy and inclusion of blind children. In 2016, the idea of merging lego bricks with braille (for play and learning braille) was put out by Janete Oliveira in Brazil. Her idea hasn't landed on any funding yet, but it has...

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This 4 minute video demonstrates the basic principles of eye gaze technology. Amber Stallworth gives a quick demo of the Tobii C15 with CEye, a communication device for individuals with Cerebral Palsy(CP), Rett, ALS/Lou Gehrig's, spinal cord injuries, on Fox KRIV Houston.

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Flipgrid was designed by a professor and graduate students at the University of Minnesota. The product is a video sharing tool for student engagement and formative assessment that is used by PreK-PhD teachers, students, principals, and parents to get feedback, share information, and increase participation and inclusion in the classroom....

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Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) is a means of selecting and organizing symbols so that people with complex communication needs and their communication partners can communicate more easily. PODD is an example of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). This 1 hour and 12 minute YouTube webinar from the Angelman Syndrome...

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PECS, or ‘Picture Exchange Communication System’ is a form of augmentative and alternative communication using pictures for teaching communication with children with complex disabilities. People using PECS are taught to approach another person and give them a picture of a desired item in exchange for that item. This YouTube video...

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A blog post written by Laura Tarver, a London-based Speech and Language Therapist working with children with ASD and other complex needs. PODD (or Pragmatic Organization Dynamic Display) communication books were developed in Australia by Gayle Porter, originally for children with cerebral palsy. As their use becomes more widespread throughout...

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This cross-platform app (Android, iOS, Microsoft) provides print accessibility to low vision and blind individuals by harnessing the power of digital photography coupled with state of the art hardware. This free, highly praised app, tailored to the specific needs of people who are blind or visually impaired, makes access to...

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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. PACER Assistive Technology Publications

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