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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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Web accessibility is an important topic in the field of assistive technology. Great tools are available to help those with disabilities, but can mean very little when the content is not accessible. Alexander Surkov is a software engineer who explains accessibility concepts, platforms, and web technologies that make accessible content....

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Maccessibility is devoted to connecting, compiling, and providing easy access to the best resources for blind, visually impaired, and other disability groups using Apple products. The site includes publications and podcast recordings that discuss the accessibility of apple products for these people with disabilites.

Link: http://maccessibility.net/ ...

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The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) is the statistics, research, and evaluation arm of the U.S. Department of Education. Their mission is to provide scientific evidence on which to ground education practice and policy and to share this information in formats that are useful and accessible to educators, parents, policymakers,...

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More than 20,000 of these CTD AT key rings with colorful examples of assistive technology were distributed for training, peer support, parent workshops, personnel prep classes and other activities Examples range from low- to high-tech and span ages and types of support. We have provided print copies of the pages...

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This webinar is a Q & A session with Center on Technology and Disability (CTD) director Jackie Hess. In this session, Jackie answers both AT questions previously submitted as well as those asked during the live presentation. Topics include relevant laws, classroom practice, AT for libraries, recommended apps, and much...

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The purpose of this article from STAGES is to examine emerging technologies that teach, support and enhance the lives of children and adults with autism and their families. The range and depth of innovative technology solutions includes basic educational issues, as well as in the areas of interaction, social skills,...

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Hearing is not an all-or-nothing phenomenon. People show varying degrees of hearing at varying frequencies in both ears. Assistive Listening Systems (ALSs) can help with this. Essentially they are amplifiers that bring sound directly into the ear. This article is written from the perspective that ALSs can benefit many hearing...

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NTACT is a Technical Assistance and Dissemination project, funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA). Its purpose is to assist State Education Agencies, Local Education Agencies, State VR agencies, and VR service providers in implementing evidence-based and promising...

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The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop provides their findings on the early STEM landscape in education, and offers a different approach in overcoming obstacles regarding the integration of STEM in early learning.

Link: http://joanganzcooneycenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/jgcc_stemstartsearly_final.pdf

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