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This resource is a handout from a national presentation on new trends in assistive technology for young children. Topics covered include a diverse range of products, people, and potentials never before seen in the field. The presentation was given at the 2017 National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute in Chapel Hill,...

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For very young children, ordinary or simple items used in new and creative ways are transformed into AT that can expand opportunities for participation in everyday early childhood and family activities. Learn about how to discover your potential for providing AT to young children. This PowerPoint slideshow is from a...

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In order to prepare students for the workplace, they must be provided with skills necessary to use computers competently. A necessary skill in using a computer is keyboarding and students must learn how to type quickly, accurately and with correct technique. One of the first steps in becoming proficient in...

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Computers for the Blind provides computer equipment, software and training to individuals who are blind and families of children with visual impairments. For only a minimal fee and a commitment to learning how to use the computer effectively, you can receive a computer including accessible software for your child who...

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A web page from Mobility Management that explains spina bifida (The latest CDC statistics say that 154,000 people in the United States are living with spina bifida, a total much higher than previously thought. ), how mobility and development are affected, possible assistive technology interventions, social emotional supports, and spina...

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The Tetra Society of North America is a non-profit organization in Vancouver that recruits skilled volunteers to create customized assistive devices for people with physical disabilities in North America (not just Canada). Over the years, Tetra volunteers have completed thousands of assistive device projects, ranging in complexity from a door-opener...

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Use this Edutopia.org web page resource to discover websites, blog posts, articles, and videos related to understanding, selecting, and assessing assistive technology. Topics include Getting started, Universal Design for Learning, Tips and Tools, and links for educators and parents. https://www.edutopia.org/article/assistive-technology-resources

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April Adcock’s slidedeck on slideshare.com provides a solid overview of AT, diversity and culture. The slidedeck covers such things as assistive technology, differentiated instruction, the eight different types of intelligence (eg., body-kinesthetic, linguistic, interpersonal), universal design for learning, diversity and cultural understanding, and equitable access, and promoting understanding and awareness....

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Assistive Technology (AT) Stories is a video series of people with disabilities living better lives with a little help from assistive technology. The videos are organized by age: elementary, middle/high school, college, adult, and seniors. The videos (there are over 100) were made possible by a grant from the Richard...

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Research shows that adults with cognitive impairment can benefit from cognitive support technologies (CST). Combined with healthy coping strategies, these technologies can help facilitate inclusion in the labour market. This study describes and discusses factors that can promote or inhibit the introduction of CST in vocational rehabilitation services. These descriptions...

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