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Artificial intelligence (AI), the ability of a machine to imitate purposeful human behavior, has long captured our imagination. Since the 1970’s, computer scientists have made significant progress in applying AI research to a broad range of challenges. In this edition of FCTD’s Technology Voices, Dr. McCoy, University of Delaware,...

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This article features an interview with Dr. Robert Stodden, Director of the University of Hawaii-Manoa’s Center on Disability Studies. For more than 20 years Dr. Stodden and his col­leagues conducted re­search on the effectiveness of classroom technology in helping students with dis­abilities access the general K-12 curriculum. Recently, he...

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Navigating College is written for students with ASD who are transitioning to college life. The Navigating College Handbook and the free site at www.navigatingcollege.org are projects of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN). Unlike many transition guides and advocacy handouts, Navigating College is written by individuals who have...

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When Bryan Ayres consults with educators on the best ways to evaluate and use assistive technology, he understands the challenges they face. Before assuming his current role as Director of the Easter Seals Arkansas Technology and Curriculum Access Center, Bryan spent fourteen years in the classroom himself. Many of you...

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The MITS Freedom Stick is a USB "thumb" drive with a large collection of public domain software intended to provide increased access for students with disabilities. The concept and contents were developed by the Regional Support Centre - Scotland North and East with some support from Mozilla. It has been...

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The National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes and Pepnet 2 work together to provide tools and resources for deaf and hard of hearing students and their advocates as they transition from high school to college and employment. Their resources cover the areas of access & accommodations, compliance, education, training, and...

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The videos and podcasts on AssistiveWare User Videos highlight various people with disabilities using Assistiveware products. The videos/podcasts show people across the life span engaging in meaningful occupations, and the power of assistive technologies for computer access. There are also newsletters written by those who use the AT solutions seen...

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The AIM Explorer is an Adobe Air application from CAST designed to help students with reading difficulties by incorporating digital text and tools (including text-to-speech, magnification, and highlighting) common to text readers and other reading support software. Text is presented at the student's grade level. The AIM Explorer is meant...

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"Advocating for Your School-Aged Child" is a short article that describes steps for parents to consider when advocating for their child with a disability – in particular, a learning disability. It explains your child's rights in determining eligibility for special education and related services, starting with a written request for...

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When we asked national expert, Fred Tchang, Director of Assistive Technology Services at Advancing Opportunities’ Assistive Technology Center, what advice he would offer to schools and school systems as they prepare, AT-wise, for the upcoming school year, he had a surprising reply: “I would tell them ‘Please, please, please do...

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