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Watch these two videos to learn about new developments in assistive technology for people with disabilities. The first video features: 'liftware' for meals that allows people with poor motor control to feed themselves; a touch free smart phone that uses head motion for navigation; a speech device; a crowd-sourced accessible-business...

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This handout supports the webinar, Succeeding on the Job: Using Technology to Boost the Skills Employers Want , listing ideas, key points and takeaways from this informative webinar.

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A Roger Pen is a wireless microphone a person can carry around with them to improve their hearing. It can be used at work or home, providing improved speech understanding in noise and over distance. The device can be paired with other hearing aid devices as well as other audio...

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Once you have the job, it is important to be able to meet your employer’s expectations. Assistive technology (AT) can play an important role on the job in a wide variety of work environments. This PowerPoint presents tools and strategies to support essential work performance, such as being on time,...

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This article explains the different functions of Dragon Naturally Speaking. Dragon Naturally Speaking for PC users and Dragon Dictate for Mac users is another technological aid that facilitates the learning process for the dyslexic student and creates greater efficiency at the workplace. http://dyslexia.yale.edu/TECH_dragon.html

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This article focuses on the device called eSight that has helped the legally blind see. The eSight aims to use augmented reality headsets and digital technology to help bring the real world to individuals who are legally blind. https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2017/2/16/14637804/esight-3-augmented-reality-headset-legally-blind-see

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The World Health Organization estimates that around 90% of the 285 million or so visually impaired people worldwide live in low-income situations with little or no access to assistive technology. This article introduces a simple and easily reproducible way-finding device for people with reduced vision: a bracelet that detects nearby...

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Apple wants to make it easier for people with any type of disabilities to use its products, so it created a website with all relevant information about its products. Scroll through their new website that features various sections, themed around accessibility needs (i.e. hearing, vision, physical & motor skills, etc.)...

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Speech-to-Speech (STS) is one form of Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS). TRS is a service that allows persons with hearing and speech disabilities to access the telephone system to place and receive telephone calls. STS enables persons with a speech disability to make telephone calls using their own voice (or an...

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At one year old, Maggie was diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome. Including her in the regular classroom was difficult, especially when her teachers saw her as a burden on other students. However, after meeting adults with significant disabilities who were receiving support to lead ordinary lives, Maggie’s family broadened their idea...

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