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Podcast #95 – Hearing a solution: Student creates technology to help the visually impaired learn science

Podcast #95 – Hearing a solution: Student creates technology to help the visually impaired learn science | Assistive Technology for Education | Scoop.it
NEW YORK, United States of America, 26 November 2014 – Students of science frequently deal with detailed information expressed in charts, graphs and diagrams. For Kartik Sawhney, who has been blind since birth, the visual demands of his science studies presented a challenge. So he devised a solution: software that allowed him to hear the graphs.
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Outstanding! A great example of the possibilities of educational engagement and social justice!

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8 Online Tools To Help Educate Students With Disability - InformED

8 Online Tools To Help Educate Students With Disability - InformED | Assistive Technology for Education | Scoop.it
One of the most remarkable aspects of modern education is the great diversity of today?s classroom. Thanks to mainstreaming and inclusion policies, stude
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Absolutely indispensable tools for all students!

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Flipping the Classroom for Special Needs Students -- THE Journal

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Technology is playing a key role in keeping students with physical and learning disabilities stay engaged in class and at home.
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PresenceLearning Offers Whitepaper on Using Blended Learning for SPED -- THE Journal

PresenceLearning Offers Whitepaper on Using Blended Learning for SPED -- THE Journal | Assistive Technology for Education | Scoop.it
“Getting Smarter About SPED: A Conversation about Blended Learning Decisions and Implications” is based on a webinar featuring Tom Vander Ark, Maria Carr and Robin Wise.
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8 Online Tools To Help Educate Students With Disability - InformED

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One of the most remarkable aspects of modern education is the great diversity of today?s classroom. Thanks to mainstreaming and inclusion policies, stude

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VirtuAssist: increasing the autonomy of persons with cognitive ...

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VirtuAssist: increasing the autonomy of persons with cognitive disability in working environments. Posted on 05/03/2014 by esrbobert. People with learning difficulties or memory problems face barriers in the working ...
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A Few Reasons to Start using Cognitive and Behavioral Tools Before You Experience a Cognitive Disability

A Few Reasons to Start using Cognitive and Behavioral Tools Before You Experience a Cognitive Disability | Assistive Technology for Education | Scoop.it
In the past few days I have posted about using mind maps and similar tools to “fight back” against cognitive impairment and then in a follow up post discussed some of the tools that can be used to potentially improve your ability to deal with...

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AbleGamers Laboratory Starts Monthly Open House for Disabled Players - Arcade Sushi

AbleGamers Laboratory Starts Monthly Open House for Disabled Players - Arcade Sushi | Assistive Technology for Education | Scoop.it
AbleGamers Laboratory will start its monthly open houses next week to help disabled gamers explore assistive technology options.
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Great move AbleGamers Lab!!!! Having a monthly open house directed at your clientele opens up a tremendous opportunity for the parents to broaden their knowledge and undertanding of  AT devices! Having the clients themselves try out the devices also provides AbleGsmers Lab with the most needed feedback.

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Refreshable Braille gets an engineer's touch - Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Refreshable Braille gets an engineer's touch - Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences | Assistive Technology for Education | Scoop.it
Katie Cagen '14, finalist in national Collegiate Inventors Competition, works to advance accessible technologies
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So refreshing to see women actually working on the design side of assistive technology!!

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Paperity Launched. The first multidisciplinary aggregator of Open Access journals and papers

Paperity Launched. The first multidisciplinary aggregator of Open Access journals and papers | Assistive Technology for Education | Scoop.it
Paperity: the 1st multidisciplinary aggregator of Open Access journals & papers. Free fulltext PDF articles from hundreds of disciplines, all in one place

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ISTE's Inclusive Learning Network celebrates World Usability Day

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To honor World Usability Day, the Inclusive Learning Network of ISTE has organized a series of events (full event details available at  http://setsig.iste.wikispaces.net/Staying+Connected+and+Getting+Involved)

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Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, November 10, 2014 10:05 AM

Join us on World Usability Day Eve (Nov. 12) and World Usability Day (Nov. 13) for a great series of events focused on how technology can and must be used and usable to support inclusion and inclusive learning.

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Colleges With The BEST Learning Disability Programs (PHOTOS)

Colleges With The BEST Learning Disability Programs (PHOTOS) | Assistive Technology for Education | Scoop.it
Just because you have a learning disability doesn't mean you can't compete in college. Respected institutions across the country offer all kinds of excellent programs aimed at supporting the learning disabled.

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Lou Salza's curator insight, October 26, 2014 2:35 PM

Very useful list!

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Even though I do not want to attended these colleges it is a helpful to consider this while looking at colleges. I will need to call the representatives of the school I wish to apply to and talk with them about what kind of accommodations they have for students like me.  I know I will need to have  accommodations for extended time on tests and assignments as well as needing provided notes because of the challenges I face while trying to copy material from the board. information just gets lost between the link of my brain to my hand. This article is just a reminder of the steps I will need to take.

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Studies underway to help children, adults overcome communications obstacles | Penn State University

Studies underway to help children, adults overcome communications obstacles  | Penn State University | Assistive Technology for Education | Scoop.it
Seven projects are underway as part of a grant awarded to Penn State’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research to enhance communication and improve outcomes for children and adults who rely on augmentative and alternative communication.

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When Not to Use Technology: 15 Things That Should Stay Simple In Education - InformED

When Not to Use Technology: 15 Things That Should Stay Simple In Education - InformED | Assistive Technology for Education | Scoop.it
Most of us know better than to use technology for technology?s sake. The Shiny New Tech Syndrome is taking the world by storm, and with the added pressur
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When instead of opening a window of learning opportunity, technology is actually closing learning npossibilities- don't use it!

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Tony Reeves: Students don't use email. So why do we keep emailing them?

Tony Reeves: Students don't use email. So why do we keep emailing them? | Assistive Technology for Education | Scoop.it

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Report Details 5 Keys to Using Technology To Help At-Risk Students -- THE Journal

Report Details 5 Keys to Using Technology To Help At-Risk Students -- THE Journal | Assistive Technology for Education | Scoop.it
A new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education and the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education offers five recommendations for helping at-risk students learn.
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PAR Reading Accommodation Assessment Goes Digital -- THE Journal

PAR Reading Accommodation Assessment Goes Digital -- THE Journal | Assistive Technology for Education | Scoop.it
Don Johnston has released a new online assessment, uPAR, a digital version of the PAR protocol, a guide that helps educators select instructional reading accommodations for students, which was previously only available in print.
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Employment improves, but disabled jobless rate stays stubbornly ...

Employment improves, but disabled jobless rate stays stubbornly ... | Assistive Technology for Education | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON – While the U.S. unemployment rate fell from 7.9 percent in 2012 to 7.1 percent in 2013, the jobless rate for people with disabilities remained stubbornly above 13 percent – which comes as little surprise to advocates.
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8 Online Tools To Help Educate Students (and Faculty/Staff) With Disability

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"One of the most remarkable aspects of modern education is the great diversity of today’s classroom. Thanks to mainstreaming and inclusion policies, students of all abilities study in all classrooms from kindergarten through college, even when they have physical, psychological, or cognitive disabilities that seem too challenging to integrate or excluded them from traditional classrooms in the past. This has been a benefit not just for disabled students, who gain  educational opportunities, but also for their non-disabled colleagues, who learn that a student with a disability is in most ways just the same as they are, and no one to fear."


Cited From: http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/features/online-tools-for-teaching-students-with-disability/#ixzz2UWAiL6LS


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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, May 27, 2013 2:16 PM

Excellent overview of tools available for those wanting to provide assistance and resources for those with minor to advanced disabilities. I'm familar with screen readers and captioning/transcription services, but had forgotten about the Microsoft Word free add-in WordTalk, that creates audio files for Word documents (http://www.wordtalk.org.uk/Home/)

 

FYI: For do-it-yourselfers, YouTube's Video Manager's transcript/captioning tools are fairly easy to use: http://support.google.com/youtube/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2734796&rd=1

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Closed-Captioning Could Be 'Coming To a Theater Near You,' Muse Says - PR Web (press release)

Closed-Captioning Could Be 'Coming To a Theater Near You,' Muse Says - PR Web (press release) | Assistive Technology for Education | Scoop.it
Williamsburg, VA (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 -- Proposed regulations could force some theaters to offer assistive technology for patrons with hearing and visual impairments, says veteran LeClairRyan attorney...
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Yeap!!! About time the movie theater industry complies with ADA requirements.

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13 Free Assistive Technology Resources | Assistive Technology | At School

13 Free Assistive Technology Resources | Assistive Technology | At School | Assistive Technology for Education | Scoop.it
Free assistive technology resources available for people with learning disabilities.

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Gotta have more of these freebies!!!

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X1 Talks: Comcast Launches Industry's First Voice Guided TV Interface - MarketWatch

X1 Talks: Comcast Launches Industry's First Voice Guided TV Interface - MarketWatch | Assistive Technology for Education | Scoop.it
X1 Talks: Comcast Launches Industry's First Voice Guided TV Interface MarketWatch The webpage includes an overview of accessibility products and services, support for third-party assistive devices, information related to Braille or large-print...
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Great progress in making television accessible to all!

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[INFOGRAPHIC] The Technology Skills Gap

The Technology Skills Gap The great divide: The technology skills gap Gap of 120,000 71,000 49,000 new computer science positions each year computer science de…

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Really interesting to see that outsourcing, though often cheaper, is not necessarily the best option. In-house development of teams builds on existence skills and expands opportunities for those floating around, wanting to touch the area and perhaps make a landing!

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Understanding Assistive Technology: Simply Said | CTD

Understanding Assistive Technology: Simply Said | CTD | Assistive Technology for Education | Scoop.it
What is #assistivetechnology? Watch this video & learn! Understanding Assistive Technology: Simply Said http://t.co/Y0KrhXZrR2

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Apps for Dyslexia 2

Apps for Dyslexia 2 | Assistive Technology for Education | Scoop.it

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Really great visual aligning apps with goals!

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