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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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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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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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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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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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We evaluate a 3-D virtual talking head on non-native Mandarin speaker pronunciation learning under three language presentation conditions –audio only (AU), human face video (HF) and audio-visual animation of a three- dimensional talking head (3-D). An auto language tutor (ALT) configured with AU, HF and 3-D is developed as the...

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In this paper, we describe the design and evaluation of a head-mounted tactile prototype and multi-parameter coding scheme to support situational awareness among users. The head has been selected as the location for the interaction because it has been relatively under-researched compared to the torso or hands, and offers potential...

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Current smartphone accessibility for people with visual impairments relies largely on screen readers and voice commands. However, voice commands and screen readers are often not ideal because users with visual impair- ments rely mostly on hearing ambient sound from the environment for their safety in mobile situations. Recent research has...

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