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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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Social stories are helpful for children with autism, who often find difficulty in judging what is appropriate during social interactions, or considering the perspective of others. This chart lists apps that can be used to create or practice with these social stories, and compares their features. This can help determine...

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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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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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Maccessibility is devoted to connecting, compiling, and providing easy access to the best resources for blind, visually impaired, and other disability groups using Apple products. The site includes publications and podcast recordings that discuss the accessibility of apple products for these people with disabilites.

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Speak for Yourself (SfY) is an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) application that was created by speech-language pathologists. This AAC app turns the iPad into a communication device. It gives a voice to adults and children who are not able to speak or are limited in their ability to express...

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