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Christopher Bugaj, is an assistive technology specialist, speech-language pathologist, and podcaster, among other things, speaks about the concept of the “Least Dangerous Assumption” in this short video put together by the National Cerebral Palsy Association. In it, he outlines the concept, as initially conceived by author Anne M. Donnellan, whose...

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This blog post is about one parent’s experience with acquiring and using assistive technology for her son. She explains some of the misconceptions she had about assistive technology, the general process of acquiring it, and also provides links to other useful resources throughout.

Link: https://www.understood.org/en/community-events/blogs/my-parent-journey/2017/04/17/what-i-learned-about-assistive-technology-from-the-iep-process ...

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Skiing, sailing, scuba diving, coasteering and Amazon trekking aren’t the most obviously accessible activities, but having a disability doesn't rule you out from trying them. This article talks about how to do adventure travel in a wheelchair.

Link: http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/accessible-holidays-wheelchair-travel-access-for-disabled-people-south-africa-bali-ecuador-a7623866.html

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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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People with physical and mobility impairments continue to struggle to attain independence in the performance of routine activities and tasks. This research article describes a study undertaken to design, develop, and evaluate potential interaction methods for motor-impaired individuals, specifically those who use wheelchairs. The researchers designed access solutions that use...

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Blogger Molly Watt is deaf-blind and advocates for those living with accessibility needs. She shares her experiences, raising awareness and understanding of how assistive accessible technology enhances and enables those in need. In this post she discusses the Apple Watch, her lifelong use of hearing aids, and how a new...

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Students living with Dysgraphia & Tourette's Syndrome may have problems that include illegible handwriting, inconsistent spacing, poor spatial planning on paper, poor spelling, difficulty in composing writing, as well as difficulty with thinking and writing at the same time. This web page from the Tourette Association of America outlines signs...

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This PowerPoint-style PDF from Margery Henning of the Tourette Association of America outlines options for receiving accommodations as a student with Tourette Syndrome. It also provides advocacy and information on the Rehabilitation Act of 1973’s Section 504, which protects individuals with disabilities from discrimination. There is also a final section...

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Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) play an important role in the lives of people with disabilities. DSPs assist people with disabilities with activities of daily living, social activities, personal contacts, coordination of health care, community interactions and more. The support they provide depends upon the situation of each person and can...

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This video is about Goalball, a sport for athletes who are visually impaired. Watch and listen as North Dakota Vision Services - School for the Blind (NDVS/SB) students explain how it is played and what makes it different from other sports.

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