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Some children with autism struggle to understand social interactions, make eye contact or recognize facial expressions. So the Stanford researchers developed facial-recognition software specifically for the Google Glass. The software acts as a coach, helping the kids search for and correctly identify emotions expressed on people's faces. https://www.kqed.org/futureofyou/138396/google-glass-flopped-but-kids-with-autism-are-using-it-to-learn-emotions...

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Wearable computing has many forms, such as glasses, watches, smart badges, and bracelets. The potential is tremendous: hands-free, heads-up technology to reshape how work gets done, how decisions are made, and how you engage with employees, customers, and partners. This infographic from Deloitte.com accompanies this article and describes the many...

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In higher education, discussions around accessibility often start with federal mandates and accommodations. This framing tends to cultivate a campus culture focused on accommodations, but "...accommodation is a reactive approach to provide access to an individual ... [whereas] UD processes are proactive approaches to ensure access for groups of potential...

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In the new age of technology, some professors are still reluctant to fully embrace how it can make a difference in the classroom, especially for students with disabilities: http://dailyorange.com/2017/10/assistive-technology-makes-college-accessible-students-disabilities-professors-allow/

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Researching and selecting a college that fits your needs can be daunting, but that challenge can be even greater when you’re a student with disabilities. However, that doesn’t mean your options are limited. As technology has advanced, so has accessibility for all students. Maryville University has compiled a comprehensive guide...

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This PowerPoint accompanies the webinar, Assistive Technology Trends with Kirk Behnke. As technology becomes more ubiquitous and readily available for everyone to purchase, we will explore some of the current and future general technology application trends that could be considered assistive technology. Some...

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Stephen Hawking said "the future is indefinite and exists only as a spectrum of possibilities." But what are those possibilities, you ask? Well, as technology becomes more ubiquitous and readily available for everyone to purchase, Kirk Behnke explores some of the current and future general technology application trends that could...

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In theory, public schools are supposed to be level playing fields, with every child having equal opportunity to achieve success. In practice, that’s not always the case, especially when it comes to technology. For all of the students who own iPads, laptops, and other mobile devices, there are also those...

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Some kids with ADHD think better when they’re moving, or tapping, or humming — or doing all three. When those fidgets disrupt other students’ learning, though, we have a problem. Here, teachers and parents can find ingeneious ways to blow off excess energy without distracting anyone else. https://www.additudemag.com/fidgeting/...

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Soundbeam is a 'touch free' device which uses sensor technology to translate body movement into music and sound. It gives children and adults the opportunity, regardless of their impairments or disability, to play music.

Read more about the company and its other musical products (Soundbox and Minibox, as well...

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