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C-Cal is a new job caoching tool. It was developed to help provide job-coaching tips and advice, through a series of Q&A listening exercises. The module is intended to strengthen the auditory processing skills of students with disabilities and prepare them for post-secondary environments, particularly the workforce Scenarios presented include...

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Until now, people who are deaf-blind have relied on friends and family members to provide SSP support. Rarely do those family and friends have formal training. The support is not reliable. At other times, the person who is deaf-blind may have feelings about infringing on others’ time. Often, this...

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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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The Cochlear Implant Education Center (CIEC) is a unit of the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center at Gallaudet University. It is an educational resource center created in 2000 to share information about cochlear implant technology and its role in the education and lives of children who are deaf...

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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 article is directed toward those with disabilities who are entering the workforce by introducing Employment First, a concept in advocacy that emphasizes equal work for equal pay for those with disabilities. As young adults, it is important to become familiar with these concepts, as they are essential to self-advocacy...

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Although employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities still lag behind those compared to individuals without disabilities, it is clear that enormous barriers to employment are being overcome. It is far more common now to see students and young adults with disabilities in a wide range of jobs throughout the community...

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As high school graduation draws near, students with disabilities encounter a spectrum of options for their transition into the working world. Some students find vocational programs to be a viable post-secondary option as they lead to meaningful, independent work in a skilled trade. The following guide highlights the benefits of...

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This video details the many ways technology can assist a person with disabilities to live well on their own. This can be useful for students away at college, or those transitioning from school to the workforce with their own place to live. Presented by Daniel Davies and Jordan Wagner....

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