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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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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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Social Thinking is a company that provides socialization products for people with sensory disabilities like autism or aspergers. Their products can be used together for a specific age group to teach and motivate kids to improve their social competencies in a fun and engaging manner. In this Social Thinking webinar,...

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Many of those with challenges developing social competencies struggle with far more than learning social skills. In this webinar, Michelle Garcia Winner, the founder of Social Thinking, an organization focused on helping people with sensory disabilities and their families. Ms. Winner discusses her evidence-based Social Competency Model to bring to...

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Assistive Technology (AT) has been suggested as a means by which people with dementia can be helped to live independently, while also leading to greater efficiencies in care. However little is known about how AT is being used by people with dementia and their carers in their daily...

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Current data demonstrates that individuals with ASD face challenges, such as underemployment and limited vocational resources. However, individuals with ASD have the ability to work utilizing their unique strengths. PDAs have the potential to increase independence through socially acceptable technology to support employees with ASD in vocational activities. Individuals with...

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This Q and A type article from Venture Beat has five panelists (Mark Barlet of AbleGamers, Heidi McDonald of iThrive Games, Bryce Johnson of Microsoft Inclusive Technologies Lab, Bryant Cannon of Night School Studio, and Hollie Figueroa of KinifiGames) who discuss their role and goals in continuing the effort to...

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This webinar provides information on using assistive technology (AT) in early childhood. Did you know that the most frequent users of AT are babies? That's right… infants and toddlers with disabilities use the widest variety of AT supports throughout each day to participate in routine activities. Dr. Sue Mistrett, from...

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