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Although there are certain rights for students with disabilities in both secondary and postsecondary educational settings, there are subtle differences that can affect the planning and pursuing of education for these settings. The University of Washington made this article to compare the legal, social, and academic differences students will face...

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After high school, two laws continue to protect the rights of students with disabilities. These include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. This article seeks to explain what these are and how they aid students in continuing their education in post-secondary settings....

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Reasonable accommodations are modifications or adjustments to the tasks, environment or to the way things are usually done that enable individuals with disabilities to have an equal opportunity to participate in an academic program or a job. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) stipulates that postsecondary institutions are responsible for...

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Wrong Planet is a website where people from the autism community can come together to attain resources, share stories, and keep up with what's in the news. There are forums for discussion on various topics, and connections to resources that may be helpful.

Link: http://wrongplanet.net/ ...

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Going to college with a speech or language disorder can be daunting. For many students, this may be the first time that you have to advocate for yourself to get the support you need in the classroom. Whether the goal is to advocate for alternative assignments, improve a speech, language,...

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Watch this short video to see Greg Blackman, VP at Eye Can See, Inc., show us the ElBraille notetaker & the Focus 40 Braille Display. These are portable braille devices designed for users who are blind.

This video is produced by the Indiana Assistive Technology Act (INDATA) Project, a...

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This is a brief article comparing two video messenger apps: Marco Polo and Glide. Because they incorporate video into the messaging, they are sometimes called "video walkie-talkies" and are also considered “deaf friendly” messenger apps.

Read the article here: https://pahapps.wordpress.com/2017/11/09/glide-vs-marco-polo/ .

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Millions of amputees worldwide live with the loss of a limb, especially in developing countries that don’t often have access to expensive prosthetics. The most common is hand or arm loss. Robotic prosthetics are cripplingly expensive (e.g., well over $75,000), clunky and heavy, and can take months to obtain –...

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There are several games that can be played by people with a physical disability. These can be categorized as: (a) games not specifically designed to be accessible (mainstream video games); and (b) games specifically designed to be accessible (one switch games). This brief article has a number of useful links...

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Games mean a lot to many people. For those with disabilities, it means being able to feel involved in something fun and rewarding. Because many children and adults alike miss out on the benefits of gaming because of a disability, this article explains games and organizations focused on supporting gamers...

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