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HelpKidzLearn is a collection of software for young children and those with learning difficulties to play online. The software is split into five sections: Early Years, Games and Quizzes, Stories and Songs, Creative Play & Find Out About. These activities are meant to help stimulate a child's educational development through...

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Context-awareness is a mechanism in mobile computing using which applications can discover and take advantage of user’s context i.e. information regarding its users time and space. Such information may include location, time, people and devices, as well as any activity being performed. Context can be defined as "Any information characterizing...

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RE-vibe is a wearable wristband that sends reminder vibrations to your wrist to stay on task. For those with self-regulation, attention or focus issues, this little device can have a big impact. Users are instructed to simply ask themselves if they are doing what they should be doing when they...

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When parents collaborate with a student's IEP team, it's important that all parties involved are kept up-to-date and are synchronized in their efforts. While these teams are working to have technology work for their student, there are technologies that can aid them in communication, collaboration, and implementation of the services...

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This article follows the experiences and teaching methods of Neal McKenzie, an assistive technology specialist in Sonoma County. With 3D printing, he has been able to find new innovations and invent new ways of teaching the blind and visually impaired through the use of this technology. Doing so creates a...

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A Vidget is an example of low tech assistive technology, where no screens or software are involved. Vidget is a multi-purpose item that can be used in the classroom for those that learn optimally with kinesthetic support. This device can be used as a chair, desk, or stool, with encourages...

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This publication provides a definition of assistive technology, a brief overview of basic special education requirements related to assistive technology and answers commonly asked questions regarding assistive technology for students in special education programs.

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A study conducted by Gabrielle Young, PhD, on the basics of assistive technology and its impacts on students with disabilities. The author explores different types of AT , from low tech to high tech, and how they can help students with different learning disabilities succeed in the classroom. She...

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Windows has provided new accessibility features in their latest update late 2017 (Windows 10). Windows has considered those who rely on assistive technology for the improvements on the software. These developments include vision, hearing, physical, and cognitive improvements that people with disabilities are able to benefit from. Learn more on...

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Why is writing so hard? If you think about it, written expression requires motor planning, social thinking, organizational skills, spelling, grammar and punctuation to all dance together simultaneously. If any one of these factors gets left out or is weak, the result is a poor writing sample. We also know...

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