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Watch this Helen Keller Services for the Blind video on the basics of haptics. Haptics is a standardized system for providing and or receiving visual and environmental information as well as social feedback via touch signals on the body.

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This is a web-based training and resource web site designed for deaf-blind consumers, as well as family members and providers working with deaf-blind individuals. The training series aims to increase awareness and knowledge of how to most effectively self-advocate for equal access to communication, transportation, mobility, print/media and technology...

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iCanConnect provides people with both significant vision and hearing loss with free equipment and training. iCanConnect is a national program with local contacts that helps people stay connected with friends, family and the world. Major equipment that provided by the center are; Accessories (specialized keyboards, mounts, switches, headsets and...

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Did you know that Global Positioning Systems (GPS) are available for deaf-blind people too? It's true: there is a portable GPS system available to the deaf-blind population as an add-on to notetakers such as the Braille Note, Braille Sense and the Pac Mate. All three of the above-mentioned products...

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The article is written by Kimberly Mockler, an experienced teacher of deafblind children. The article was published in the Annual magazine called ‘Odyssey’ which is run by the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center. Mockler shared her experience on teaching deafblind children and provide valuable tips for teachers and...

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This website is designed to help teachers plan for American Sign Language (ASL) instruction for deaf and hard of hearing students nationwide. The website was developed by Gallaudet University's Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Resource Center.

The K-12 ASL Content Standards consist of five Anchor Standards that describe the...

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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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