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Special Education students have to deal with the extra burden of making sure that they are getting accessible materials before they can even tackle the content. With the help of technology, these students are able to go straight to learning without worrying about the right tools that will get them...

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It is important for parents to understand the “language” of assistive technology so they can be informed advocates for their child’s technology needs. The following glossary of terms can help parents learn about the kinds of assistive technologies that are available and how they can be used. (Get...

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EASI (Equal Access to Software and Information) is a non-profit organization, committed to the belief that students and professionals with disabilities have the same right to access information technology as everyone else. The information technology revolution combined with adaptive applications for people with disabilities provides us with the opportunity to...

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Meet Uni, a dedicated tablet created by MotionSavvy that enables fluid two-way communication between the deaf and the hearing using two distinct technologies. First, the gadget monitors sign language using integrated cameras and special recognition software, and it translates signs into spoken words. Then, when a hearing person responds by...

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Two students who connected over a shared interest in invention and problem-solving have designed a pair of gloves that translate American Sign Language into text and spoken English. SignAloud gloves recognize gestures that correspond to words and phrases by using sensors that record hand position and movement and send data...

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Seoul National University has developed the Exo-Glove Poly, a soft wearable robot that addresses paralysis of the hand by enabling people to grasp and pinch various objects. Inspired by human fingers, this flexible, rubber-like robotic glove is superior to bulky exoskeletons due to its lightweight compactness and increased usability. SNU...

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The sonar-equipped Sunu Band buzzes harder the closer an object is. Sunu Band is a smart watch specifically designed for people who are blind or have serious vision impairments. It communicates time with haptic vibrational feedback. It also has a sonar port that detects people or objects within its field...

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The U.S. Department of Labor provides a wealth of resources pertaining to peoples with disabilities, policy, and the workplace. Specifically, ODEP works to increase the hiring, job success, and career advancement of people with disabilities through the development, adoption, and promotion of accessible technology and universal design. This homepage provides...

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This pdf describes various forms of assistive technology (AT) that students with visual impairments (VI) can use. It discusses assessment and implications of AT, research, the engagement of their other senses, choosing AT, and suggestions for future research. https://s3.amazonaws.com/academia.edu.

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As a T5 paraplegic with two young boys, a wife, a full-time job and a nonprofit to run, Sonny Ali needed all the help he could get around the house to stay on top of things. With that in mind, he decided to go all-in on the emerging smart tech...

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