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An estimated 56.7 million people in the United States, or 19%-20% of the population have a disability. Staying active while living with a disability can help you strengthen your heart, build strong muscles and bones, improve coordination, and make you feel better about yourself. For those with disabilities, there are...

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More than 4 million Americans reported having learning disabilities in the 2010 census, and yet only 24 percent of young adults with the diagnosis inform their college or university about their special needs. Understanding learning disabilities and eliminating the stigma surrounding them is necessary for students to achieve success in...

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This article and infographic come to us from SocialThinking.com, a company that works on sensory-related disabilities.

For many people living with disabilities, living independently doesn’t just happen. It takes planning, practice, and patience. Our definition of living independently means daily functioning without adults or peer mentors providing ongoing structure...

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This master's thesis from the Dominican University of California studies Video-Based Instruction (VBI) as assistive technology (AT) to support individuals with autism who are learning about completing tasks for work. Individuals with ASD tend to struggle with communication and social skills, but studies have shown evidence of better understanding of...

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While it might make things more challenging, a disability shouldn’t stand in the way of getting a college degree. These days, it’s easier than ever for special needs students to find the help they need, as more and more institutions work to understand their disabilities. This article lists some of...

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Many autistic teens out there have the brains to make higher education a breeze, but are lacking in some of the social, time management and organizational skills they’ll need to make the grades they deserve. Luckily, there is a wide range of colleges out there stepping up to offer support...

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As film critic Roger Ebert, whose jaw was removed to treat cancer, wrote in 2009 about how frustrating it was to use the standard AAC device generic voice: “I sound like Robby the Robot. Eloquence and intonation are impossible.” He was tired of being ignored in conversations or coming across...

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This short Transition Tech Talk offers helpful tips and technology for managing time at college. These three important factors to succeeding as a college student are discussed in the video: time management, focus, and sleep. This video is an overview of the information presented in the two companion articles titled:...

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A literature review discusses how teacher knowledge of assistive technology significantly impacts student success with assistive technology and that many teachers enter the field feeling unprepared to implement these technologies with students. This article explores one university’s process in setting up an assistive technology laboratory for students to explore. Such...

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Students who are visually impaired face unique challenges when learning mathematical concepts due to the visual nature of graphs, charts, tables, and plots. While touchscreens have been explored as a means to assist people with visual impairments in learning mathematical concepts, many devices are not standalone, were not developed with...

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