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For decades, the blind have used canes to get around. Now a special wristband gives them a ‘sixth sense.’ The name of the device is a ‘Sunu’ and provides vibrations about objects that are nearby. Said the President of the Perkins School for the Blind, “If you’re walking down the...

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This article explains the different functions of Dragon Naturally Speaking. Dragon Naturally Speaking for PC users and Dragon Dictate for Mac users is another technological aid that facilitates the learning process for the dyslexic student and creates greater efficiency at the workplace. http://dyslexia.yale.edu/TECH_dragon.html

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This article focuses on the device called eSight that has helped the legally blind see. The eSight aims to use augmented reality headsets and digital technology to help bring the real world to individuals who are legally blind. https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2017/2/16/14637804/esight-3-augmented-reality-headset-legally-blind-see

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The World Health Organization estimates that around 90% of the 285 million or so visually impaired people worldwide live in low-income situations with little or no access to assistive technology. This article introduces a simple and easily reproducible way-finding device for people with reduced vision: a bracelet that detects nearby...

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See how through using brainwave commands and a wireless connected EEG headset from the Australian electronics company Emotiv Systems, this technology can also send a thought message to anyone via a push notification (in-app SMS). https://cerebralpalsynewstoday.com/2016/05/02/think-to-speak-technology-finally-becomes-a-reality-for-people-with-impaired-verbal-communication/

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The range of complexity and sophistication of assistive technology devices is extremely vast. From household items to software, assistive technology devices can come in various sizes, prizes, and appearances. This article introduces a device made out of duct tape and velcro that aids the grip for those with motor...

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At one year old, Maggie was diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome. Including her in the regular classroom was difficult, especially when her teachers saw her as a burden on other students. However, after meeting adults with significant disabilities who were receiving support to lead ordinary lives, Maggie’s family broadened their idea...

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The purpose of Early Childhood programs is to intentionally design environments to be responsive to all children’s needs and to provide opportunities for every child to demonstrate learning and growth in all areas. Given the diverse nature of today’s preschool population, care must be taken to select equipment, materials and...

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Assistive technology (AT) in K-12 classrooms is designed to improve the functional capabilities of a child with a disability. While the word technology automatically conjures up images of high-tech electronics, some AT is possible with just simple accommodations. Whether high-tech or simple in design, AT has the ability to transform...

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Most students don't think twice about reading text on their screens or typing on a regular keyboard. But for hundreds of students with a disability, assistive technology tools remove critical barriers to learning. This article offers examples of success stories for parents and teachers to see the power of adding...

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