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Pennsylvania’s Summer Academy for Students Who are Blind or Visually Impaired is a three-week intensive program focused on enhancing independence skills for high school students transitioning to post-secondary education. Program content includes: enhancement of access technology skills; orientation and mobility instruction to enhance necessary independent travel skills; adaptive sports and...

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As a T5 paraplegic with two young boys, a wife, a full-time job and a nonprofit to run, Sonny Ali needed all the help he could get around the house to stay on top of things. With that in mind, he decided to go all-in on the emerging smart tech...

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Sam Schmidt, the former Indy car racer with C3-4-5 quadriplegia who recently raced Mario Andretti in adapted Corvettes has appeared on Jay Leno’s Garage. This seven-minute segment does a great job showcasing emerging technology that could be a game changer for those with high-level injuries who want to drive independently....

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This resource offers insights into the building blocks of brain development, with graphics and a matrix. The matrix offers a wide range of suggested assessment tools and intervention strategies for students with a traumatic brain injury. It covers the areas of processing/learning most commonly affected by a brain injury. For...

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Speech Central is a text-to-speech app that can be found on Android, Windows and iOS. The app is tested to be accessible to visually impaired users, and supports DAISY books. The app also has keyboard shortcuts for commands available in the app. Additionally, on the iPhone the app can be...

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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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Developed by a group of Palestinian students at the Polytechnic University in Hebron, this 'smart' vest uses vibrations and vocal commands to help users navigate the world around them. They called this new technology SASB, which is the acronym for Smart Assist System for Blind People. When they designed the...

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Aira offers an innovative, high technology service designed to help blind and low-vision users gain mobility and independence. It provides personalized assistance from orientation and mobility experts who can be trained Aira Agents, family members, or friends. Our experts, backed by state-of-the art technology, serve as visual interpreters and navigators...

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The Job Accommodation Network’s (JAN) Searchable Online Accommodation Resource (SOAR) system is designed to let users explore various accommodation options for people with disabilities in work and educational settings. These accommodation ideas are not all inclusive. The SOAR system allows users to obtain accommodation ideas. JAN consultants compile these accommodation...

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