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Students who are visually impaired face unique challenges when learning mathematical concepts due to the visual nature of graphs, charts, tables, and plots. While touchscreens have been explored as a means to assist people with visual impairments in learning mathematical concepts, many devices are not standalone, were not developed with...

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A challenge for the country is that colleges are not contributing enough graduates in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – the STEM fields (Kuenzi, 2008). In particular, business firms demand graduates knowledgeable in STEM for increasing innovations. To address this demand, the authors argue for broadening the...

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An increasing amount of assistive technology (AT) interventions exist for adolescents and adults with learning disabilities (LD). The aims of this review were to: 1) Survey both quantitative and qualitative research, to determine whether interventions are effective and how they affect lived experience, and 2) Formally assess the quality of...

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In the nearly 30 years since the passage of the Technology-Related Assistance to Individuals with Disabilities Act of 1988, technology-mediated instruction has been implemented successfully with both students without disabilities and students with a range of disabilities to help them meet the demands of instruction. In this special issue of...

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As technology advances, the problem nowadays has been shifted to the improvement and measurement of the quality of life of each individual even when he/she is facing disability conditions. AT can be effectively used as a mean to improve the independent living of a person facing physical limitations and thus,...

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Many children with severe physical disabilities are not able to effectively cause changes in their environments. This can lead to damaging effects on their development as they go through school and through life. Efforts to improve environmental control among children with severe physical disabilities have led to the creation of...

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This video outlines a new robot-avatar combo that is helping deaf children learn to communicate during a crucial time in their development. This video outlines some of the challenges in helping deaf children learn language, as part of a Gallaudet University research project. Watch it here: https://www.wired.com/video/2017/12/the-adorable-robot-that-s-helping-deaf-children-communicate/...

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From the Argus 2 bionic eye to the Brainport device that helps a user receive directions via their tongue, this article provides opportunities to learn about interesting new products and ideas for assistive technology for those with visual impairments. Read the article here: ...

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At the beginning of 2018, we find ourselves with new haptic technology—vibrating actuators and electrical impulses that stimulate your skin receptors and nerve endings— that has become both cheaper and increasingly advanced, allowing virtual reality gamers to feel new sensations like heat and real-world discomfort. The applications for this...

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Every parent just wants their child to make friends, succeed, and be happy. But, for many parents of children with autism, these goals are more difficult to achieve, especially in social realms where their child may experience anxiety while trying to make connections with others. Three successful strategies for helping...

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