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This website is the result of a joint project between Perkins School for the Blind and Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI). By combining their resources and expertise, they hope to assist educators and families provide literacy experiences for children who are blind or visually impaired. The...

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The School Library Journal writes about how Makerspaces and hacking different objects to make them accessible for people with disabilities is teaching empowerment and a love of learning, for all students. It also describes certain places in the community that these movements are taking place, and what the future looks...

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The Adaptech Research Network has developed a number of resources that may be helpful to educators and caregivers/family members alike, with an extensive database of free and inexpensive adaptive technology, that includes a set of demonstration videos highlighting the capabilities of some of these tools. http://www.adaptech.org/en/downloads

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This webinar with Elizabeth Barry and Tina Hanson from the PACER's Simon Technology center describes the fundamentals of AT, and how to incorporate them into your child's life to enhance learning and creativity.

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This webinar with PACER's Tara Bruss and Sarah Giffen-Hunter is the last in a 3-part series, and will cover strategies for boosting one’s focus. Managing one’s focus and attention can be challenging for students of all ages, and yet often crucial for academic success. Topics to be discussed will include...

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New developments in augmented reality can seem extraordinary to anyone new to the field. Craig Smith, an autism educator and advocate based in Australia, writes about new possibilities for educators working with people with autism to provide new assistive technology opportunities to them. Some of his listed possibilities include providing...

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This article describes assistive technologies that can be introduced to children with dyslexia or other disability which would cause reading difficulties. The technologies listed can help with word recognition, fluency, or comprehension. https://literacyworldwide.org/blog/literacy-daily/2016/04/15/

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Navigating the complex process of paying for college raises a ton of questions for most students. Those questions can pile up even more quickly for a student with a disability. The good news: 88 percent of postsecondary institutions and nearly 100 percent of public two- and four-year schools report enrolling...

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Internet of Things (IoT), a system of connected things, is slowly but surely revolutionizing the way we live, work and play. The growth of IoT technology has had a positive impact on education, with the application of the former evolving from mere static applications to cutting-edge interactive classrooms. Here are...

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When it comes to technology that really changes people’s lives, very little compares to tech that’s designed to help disabled people lead fuller, more active, more independent, or simply more dignified lives. Thanks to advances in robotics, materials engineering, artificial intelligence, and a broad range of other things, assistive tech...

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