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Assistive technology is any kind of technology that can be used to enhance the functional independence of a person with a disability. Often, for people with disabilities, accomplishing daily tasks such as talking with friends, going to school and work, or participating in recreational activities is a challenge. Get informed...

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In this fast-paced and playful webinar, Judith Schoonover and Sally Norton-Darr propose more than 50 strategies to ACCESS information using UDL as a guide. Scaffolds created or displayed with “everyday technologies” such as mobile technology, commonly used software, web-based tools, and classroom manipulatives provide a multitude of creative opportunities in...

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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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See how through using brainwave commands and a wireless connected EEG headset from the Australian electronics company Emotiv Systems, this technology can also send a thought message to anyone via a push notification (in-app SMS). https://cerebralpalsynewstoday.com/2016/05/02/think-to-speak-technology-finally-becomes-a-reality-for-people-with-impaired-verbal-communication/

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Turning 18 is significant for any youth, but for a student receiving special education services, it brings with it an additional responsibility. This is the time that a student will discuss with her IEP team the rights she may assume when she turns 18, or what is also known as...

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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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