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Some children with autism struggle to understand social interactions, make eye contact or recognize facial expressions. So the Stanford researchers developed facial-recognition software specifically for the Google Glass. The software acts as a coach, helping the kids search for and correctly identify emotions expressed on people's faces. https://www.kqed.org/futureofyou/138396/google-glass-flopped-but-kids-with-autism-are-using-it-to-learn-emotions...

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Wearable computing has many forms, such as glasses, watches, smart badges, and bracelets. The potential is tremendous: hands-free, heads-up technology to reshape how work gets done, how decisions are made, and how you engage with employees, customers, and partners. This infographic from Deloitte.com accompanies this article and describes the many...

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In higher education, discussions around accessibility often start with federal mandates and accommodations. This framing tends to cultivate a campus culture focused on accommodations, but "...accommodation is a reactive approach to provide access to an individual ... [whereas] UD processes are proactive approaches to ensure access for groups of potential...

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Students with disabilities often require accommodations, modifications, and assistive technology solutions in order to participate in and benefit from the general education curriculum and their Individualized Educational Programs (IEPs). As a result, general education teachers must work collaboratively with special education teachers and related service providers. This all-inclusive guide gives...

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In the new age of technology, some professors are still reluctant to fully embrace how it can make a difference in the classroom, especially for students with disabilities: http://dailyorange.com/2017/10/assistive-technology-makes-college-accessible-students-disabilities-professors-allow/

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Over the past decade, Making has transformed education with its emphasis on innovation, collaboration, and hands-on problem solving. Along the way, new tools have evolved to help teachers ignite creativity and tackle real world challenges. Another transformation is taking place as Making itself moves from the periphery of learning into...

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Researching and selecting a college that fits your needs can be daunting, but that challenge can be even greater when you’re a student with disabilities. However, that doesn’t mean your options are limited. As technology has advanced, so has accessibility for all students. Maryville University has compiled a comprehensive guide...

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The average person is able to remember approximately 4 things for 10‐20 seconds unless we do something with that information. A student with working memory deficits may only be able to remember 1‐2 units of information for that period of time, and even that task may be difficult. This resource...

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Many engineering departments, libraries, and universities are launching new initiatives to create makerspaces, physical spaces where students, faculty, and the broader community can gather and share resources and knowledge, work on projects, network, and build. In creating these innovative spaces we should apply principles of universal design to ensure the...

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In theory, public schools are supposed to be level playing fields, with every child having equal opportunity to achieve success. In practice, that’s not always the case, especially when it comes to technology. For all of the students who own iPads, laptops, and other mobile devices, there are also those...

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