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Almost 1 in 10 U.S. adults use tablets to access health information: study

Almost 1 in 10 U.S. adults use tablets to access health information: study | Michigan Assistive Technology Program | Scoop.it
A new study from Manhattan Research finds that the number of U.S. adults using tablets to access health information and tools has almost doubled in th...
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Accessibility options in Google Apps: The power of Bionics ...

Accessibility options in Google Apps: The power of Bionics ... | Michigan Assistive Technology Program | Scoop.it
Android phones have screen readers and text-to-speech capability. Google states that on the Android platform “nearly every function is possible without sight.” They also support hardware connections such as teletypewriters ...
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Top Assistive Technology Products for Elderly - Care of The Elderly with My Ageing Parent

Top Assistive Technology Products for Elderly - Care of The Elderly with My Ageing Parent | Michigan Assistive Technology Program | Scoop.it
Assistive technology refers to a wide range of gadgets, or  disability equipment that can help your ageing parent to live independently in their own home.
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Assistive Technology Blog: Best Apps For Your New iPhone 5 | Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Assistive Technology Blog: Best Apps For Your New iPhone 5 | Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) | Michigan Assistive Technology Program | Scoop.it
Learn about assistive technology for people with reading disabilities, low vision, blindness and other disabilities that make reading, writing and other tasks difficult. Written by someone who uses assistive technology to read ...
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Seventh Circuit Revives EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

Seventh Circuit Revives EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit | Michigan Assistive Technology Program | Scoop.it
Chicago -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reversed the dismissal of a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against airline giant United Airlines ...
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Remembering 9/11 with Talking Books

Listen to a special epsiode of Talking Books on September 11th as we remember those who died on that day 11 years ago with a story of heroism and courage.
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ALS Assistive Technology: Giving everyone a voice: Researchers aim to improve alternative communication devices

ALS Assistive Technology: Giving everyone a voice: Researchers aim to improve alternative communication devices | Michigan Assistive Technology Program | Scoop.it
RT @ALSAssistiveTec: ALS Assistive Technology: Giving everyone a voice: Researchers aim to improve AAC devices http://t.co/CMuKSEhJ #al ...
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App to Help Skim Web Pages

App to Help Skim Web Pages | Michigan Assistive Technology Program | Scoop.it

Cruxbot is a free app to help summarize webpages and identify keywords. May be helpful for some with dyslexia, students, and more.  

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Learn Braille In One Lesson : helpvideos.tv

Learn Braille In One Lesson : helpvideos.tv | Michigan Assistive Technology Program | Scoop.it

Grade 1 Braille (now called Uncontracted Braille). Braille revolutionized life for the vision impaired. Discover how this remarkable system works. This video will teach you the braille alphabet, numbers and punctuation marks ...


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Hearing Impaired are Benefitted by Assistive Technology ...

Hearing Impaired are Benefitted by Assistive Technology ... | Michigan Assistive Technology Program | Scoop.it
Lately technology has become more inclusive of those with disabilities. As a result, a myriad of apps can provide a little relief to the irritations of the hearing impaired trying to live normal lives.
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Webinars - The ALS Association

Webinars - The ALS Association | Michigan Assistive Technology Program | Scoop.it
The ALS Association encourages scientific research to find a cure for ALS, heightens awareness of the nature of the disease, stimulates volunteerism and activism, and increases awareness of government leaders to encourage support of research and...
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Evaluating vets for disability: Recommended reading - blog*spot

Evaluating vets for disability: Recommended reading - blog*spot | Michigan Assistive Technology Program | Scoop.it
As thousands of U.S. vets stream back from the battlefields of the Middle East with physical and/or psychological problems, more and more forensic practitioners are being called into service to perform disability evaluations.
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Two Upcoming Assistive Technology Seminars

Two Upcoming Assistive Technology Seminars. 1) Seminars@Hadley Presents: Parenting Blind: Tips and Techniques from the Trenches. Are you a blind or visually impaired new parent, longtime parent, soon to be a parent, ...
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TSA Provides Helpline for Travelers with Disabilities and Medical Conditions - HelpingYouCare®

TSA Provides Helpline for Travelers with Disabilities and Medical Conditions - HelpingYouCare® | Michigan Assistive Technology Program | Scoop.it
HelpingYouCare®TSA Provides Helpline for Travelers with Disabilities and Medical ConditionsHelpingYouCare®A new update on the U.S.
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WHO | Falls

WHO | Falls | Michigan Assistive Technology Program | Scoop.it
Via @WHO: Those individuals who fall and suffer a disability may require long-term care, potentially in an institution http://t.co/nRs97zMY...
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GoNow Case | Attainment Company

GoNow Case | Attainment Company | Michigan Assistive Technology Program | Scoop.it

Great Access and Protection- The solid plastic casing keeps the iPad safe from the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune—like bumps and drops. Plus our expert design increases the audio fidelity and volume of the iPad acoustically.


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HammondPress — Assistive technology: Assisting older people to stay at home

HammondPress — Assistive technology: Assisting older people to stay at home | Michigan Assistive Technology Program | Scoop.it
Another great #free #dementia resource is out this week, on assistive technology. See http://t.co/8sYFSaey for more!
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Assistive Technology: ConceptDraw Mindmap- Great Tweeting Tool

Assistive Technology: ConceptDraw Mindmap- Great Tweeting Tool | Michigan Assistive Technology Program | Scoop.it

"...One of my favorite features in ConceptDraw Mindmap is the ability to plan out my tweets for Twitter."

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Adapting Creatively: Favorite FREE book: PVC Assistive Technology Supports

Adapting Creatively: Favorite FREE book: PVC Assistive Technology Supports | Michigan Assistive Technology Program | Scoop.it
FREE book: PVC Assistive Technology Supports from Florida AT Education Network http://t.co/KQDuI3Tl #pvc #assistivetechnology...
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App to Help Skim Web Pages

App to Help Skim Web Pages | Michigan Assistive Technology Program | Scoop.it

Cruxbot is a free app to help summarize webpages and identify keywords. May be helpful for some with dyslexia, students, and more.  

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Big Grips Frame - The iPad Case for Kids

Big Grips Frame - The iPad Case for Kids | Michigan Assistive Technology Program | Scoop.it

This isn't Assistive Technology per se but it will protect your iPad from falls. It's easy to grip, squishy and just plain fun.

 

"Big Grips Frame is a protective iPad case made for kids. It's big, squishy, easy to grab, comfortable to hold, and very grip-able."


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Helping Students that Struggle with Executive Functioning - Erica Warren

Helping Students that Struggle with Executive Functioning - Erica Warren | Michigan Assistive Technology Program | Scoop.it
This Powerpoint presentation was created to help parents, teachers, students and administrators understand the needs of those that struggle with Executive Functioning (attention, time management, organization, mental manipulation, and self...

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Bookworm

Bookworm | Michigan Assistive Technology Program | Scoop.it
Transform any book in your library into a switch-adapted audio book in minutes! Wouldn't it be great to have grandpa's voice on that special book that your child can "read" to himself before bedtime? With bookworm, you can!
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ALS Assistive Technology: I Think, Therefore I Spell

ALS Assistive Technology: I Think, Therefore I Spell | Michigan Assistive Technology Program | Scoop.it
ALS Assistive Technology Blog run by Alisa Brownlee, ATP. Email abrownlee@alsa-national.org. This blog offers recent articles and web information on assistive technology that can impact and improve the quality of life for ...
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Talk Therapy an Option for Those Using Assistive Technology to ...

Talk Therapy an Option for Those Using Assistive Technology to ... | Michigan Assistive Technology Program | Scoop.it

...For one of the clients, she devised a system of leg movements, where one move meant she was on base with their feelings and four meant she was totally off.

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