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Teaching Tips For an UDL-Friendly Classroom | GradHacker

Teaching Tips For an UDL-Friendly Classroom | GradHacker | Disabilities | Scoop.it
Advice for implementing strategies based on Universal Design for Learning
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Disability rights advocates shift strategies to ensure equal rights in the digital age

Disability rights advocates shift strategies to ensure equal rights in the digital age | Disabilities | Scoop.it
As higher education turns increasingly digital, disability rights advocates turn to legal measures -- and an attentive Justice Department -- to address the challenges facing students with disabilities.
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A Comic Book Artist Reinvents His Craft For Blind Readers

A Comic Book Artist Reinvents His Craft For Blind Readers | Disabilities | Scoop.it
The Shapereader allows blind people to experience the language of graphic novels in a highly tactile form.
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Really interesting. I would love to hear from a blind user who has tried this!

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Identity 2016: Facebook lets blind people 'see' its photos - BBC News

Identity 2016: Facebook lets blind people 'see' its photos - BBC News | Disabilities | Scoop.it
As the internet becomes a picture-led domain, Facebook launches a service for visually impaired people to 'see' photos using artificial intelligence.
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Invisible No More | GradHacker

Invisible No More | GradHacker | Disabilities | Scoop.it
Supporting students with invisible disabilities.
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Wonderful advice for instructors who have students with hidden disabilities in their classes!
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Judge Orders Back Pay For Sheltered Workshop Employees

In a move that could have widespread implications, a judge has ordered a sheltered workshop to pay more than $54,000 in damages and back pay after wrongly
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Equal pay for equal work -- what a radical idea!

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Models with disabilities take center stage in Ukraine

UKRANIAN FASHION SHOW PUTS SPOTLIGHT ON MODELS WITH DISABILITIES At a glitzy Kiev night club, models showed off sleek evening gowns and ...
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AT&T awards $100K for tech to help people with disabilities - CNET

AT&T awards $100K for tech to help people with disabilities - CNET | Disabilities | Scoop.it
Twenty-five years after President Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act, AT&T
called on developers to use existing technology to create solutions for people with disabilities.
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Nice, but this is just pocket change. How about a serious investment?

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Johnston wins second medal in LA

Johnston wins second medal in LA | Disabilities | Scoop.it
County Armagh swimmer Sarah Jane Johnston secures a second bronze at the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angles.
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U of Toledo launches first full undergraduate major in disability studies | InsideHigherEd

U of Toledo launches first full undergraduate major in disability studies | InsideHigherEd | Disabilities | Scoop.it
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This is great news!

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Hawaii woman gets bionic eye

Hawaii woman gets bionic eye | Disabilities | Scoop.it
On Wednesday, a 72-year-old woman underwent a four-hour bionic eye implant surgery at the Hawaii Eye Surgery Center in Honolulu.
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Blind medical student earns M.D.

Blind medical student earns M.D. | Disabilities | Scoop.it
Tim Cordes has mastered much in his 28 years: Jujitsu. Biochemistry. Water-skiing. Musical composition. And now, there’s more luster for his gold-plated resume with a new title: Doctor.
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They had 15 hours to come up with an idea that'd improve lives. They did it.

They had 15 hours to come up with an idea that'd improve lives. They did it. | Disabilities | Scoop.it
It started as a fun competition. Now these college women are reinventing how braille is read. #PromotedPost
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Disability Experts Debate Merits of Universal Design

Disability Experts Debate Merits of Universal Design | Disabilities | Scoop.it
The philosophy aims to make physical spaces, products, and even learning itself accessible to all. What does that mean on campuses?
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Universal Design is good start and reduces, but doesn't eliminate, the need for individual accommodations.

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Time to Think More Inclusively About Accessibility | Call to Action: Marketing and Communications in Higher Education

Time to Think More Inclusively About Accessibility  | Call to Action: Marketing and Communications in Higher Education | Disabilities | Scoop.it
8 tips to increase access that will benefit everyone 
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Accommodations in Academia

Accommodations in Academia | Disabilities | Scoop.it
Discrimination against the disabled still resides in job ads with ableist requirements and in academics too vulnerable to ask for help.
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READ Act (DYSLEXIA) Passes Senate Unanimously! President to Sign

READ Act (DYSLEXIA) Passes Senate Unanimously! President to Sign | Disabilities | Scoop.it
Dyslexia | Dyslexic Advantage One of the world\'s largest dyslexia communities with resources for students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia. Simple dyslexia test - Are You Dyslexic ?
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Accessibility as a Civil Right

The most successful campus campaigns on the importance and benefits of accessibility promote it as a civil right and explain how it fosters diversity and inclusiveness.
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Heslam: Deaf, blind dancer helps teach others | Boston Herald - Boston Herald

Heslam: Deaf, blind dancer helps teach others | Boston Herald - Boston Herald | Disabilities | Scoop.it
Throngs of men and women young and old crowded a South End courtyard for “Salsa In The Park,” swinging their hips to the upbeat music in the hot city heat.On one of the dance floors, Kerry Thompson was teaching a group of youngsters how to dance...
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Bob Dole calls on US to ratify disability treaty - The Hill

Bob Dole calls on US to ratify disability treaty - The Hill | Disabilities | Scoop.it
The former senator appeared at an event marking the 25th anniversary of the ADA.
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I can't believe we still haven't signed this...

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Being each others strengths, Jia Haixa and Jia Wenqi overcome their disabilities to plant 10,000 trees

Being each others strengths, Jia Haixa and Jia Wenqi overcome their disabilities to plant 10,000 trees | Disabilities | Scoop.it
Inspiring story of Jia Haixa and Jia Wenqi, who overcome their disabilities by becoming each others strengths to plant trees in an area of 3 hectare.
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Justice Department Reaches Settlement with edX Inc., Provider of Massive Open Online Courses, to Make its Website, Online Platform and Mobile Applications Accessible Under the Americans with Disabi...

Justice Department Reaches Settlement with edX Inc., Provider of Massive Open Online Courses, to Make its Website, Online Platform and Mobile Applications Accessible Under the Americans with Disabi... | Disabilities | Scoop.it
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Good news for online accessibility!

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A Case for Accessible, Usable and Universal Design for Learning | Higher Ed Beta | InsideHigherEd

A Case for Accessible, Usable and Universal Design for Learning | Higher Ed Beta | InsideHigherEd | Disabilities | Scoop.it
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Wonderful article! Spread far and wide!

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Chicago veteran walks again with exoskeleton

A Chicago veteran who was paralyzed from the chest down by a motorcycle crash in 2012 is walking again with the help of a robotic exoskeleton.
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