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Microsoft's new 'canetroller' brings VR to the visually impaired

Microsoft's new 'canetroller' brings VR to the visually impaired | Inclusive education | Scoop.it
Microsoft research labs recently unveiled a new VR controller, dubbed the 'canetroller' that enables the visually impaired to navigate in VR.
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Accessibility

Accessibility | Inclusive education | Scoop.it
Every Apple device is built with powerful assistive technology, making them accessible to everyone.
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"The most powerful technology in the world is technology that everyone, including people with disability, can use". Integrating universal design principles in educational learning design is therefore essential to afford all students opportunities to not only realise, but to achieve their full potential. The link below contains a empowering video that is not to be missed.
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Online Learning - ADCET

Online Learning - ADCET | Inclusive education | Scoop.it
Accessibility considerations and Tip ‘n Tricks for developing online learning content for students.
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Interacting With Autism

Interacting With Autism | Inclusive education | Scoop.it
What is it like to live with autism? Sensory issues, both being overly sensitive or under-sensitive, are common among many people with autism spectrum disorder. The following animation that gives you a glimpse into the experience of sensory overload and its impact in everyday life.
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Better listening can reduce economic cost of hearing impairment

Better listening can reduce economic cost of hearing impairment | Inclusive education | Scoop.it
It took Julia Gilchrist 10 years and 200 job applications to finally get work that used her skills and gave her long-term career prospects.
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"Facing someone who is deaf when you're talking to them, finding quiet and well lit areas to have a conversation and recapping key meeting points at work can make a big difference." 

Creating an inclusive environment for people who are deaf or hard of hearing is easier than you think (via The Sydney Morning Herald).
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Everybody has a role to play. 'The No Pile'.

The state Government has committed to working towards a more inclusive and embracing government for people with disability through its All Abilities Queensland:…
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Are regular classroom teachers really not qualified to teach students with special needs?

Are regular classroom teachers really not qualified to teach students with special needs? | Inclusive education | Scoop.it
Sure enough, representatives of parent and teacher groups have emerged to back Senator Pauline Hanson’s claims that children with ‘autism an
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The secrets to an inclusive workplace · News · Australian Network on Disability

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Disability Advocates Celebrate the End of Australia’s ‘Book Famine’ | PBA

Disability Advocates Celebrate the End of Australia’s ‘Book Famine’ | PBA | Inclusive education | Scoop.it
Disability advocates are celebrating an end to the so-called “book famine”, which saw the restriction of accessible books to blind, partially sighted and dyslexic Australians due to copyright law.
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Exposing the myths behind the 7 sins of accessibility · News · Australian Network on Disability

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DWDA | Doctors with Disabilities Australia

DWDA | Doctors with Disabilities Australia | Inclusive education | Scoop.it
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Doctors with Disabilities Australia is a body advocating for doctors and medical students with disability. It was founded by four people with disability: three doctors and one medical student. From their website: "Our organisation brings together the people that have beaten the odds and have gone on to become successful doctors as well as those aspiring to follow in their footsteps. With the aim of reducing physical, attitudinal and social barriers, Doctors with Disabilities – Australia (DWDA) provides advocacy and peer support on matters associated with medical study and doctors with a disability."
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Enhancing Student Wellbeing
Welcome to Enhancing Student Wellbeing – a suite of resources to assist university educators to develop policies, curriculum and teaching and learning environments that better support student mental health. The growing prevalence and severity of mental health difficulties across student populations in higher education is an issue of significant
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International Day of People with a Disability

International Day of People with a Disability | Inclusive education | Scoop.it
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Today is International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD). A day to celebrate the fantastic contribution people with disability make to Australia. IDPwD aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate the achievements and contributions of people with disability. The Australian Government has been supporting IDPwD since 1996 and provides funds to promote and raise awareness of the day around Australia. It is an opportunity for the community to make positive changes to the lives of 4 million Australians. Go to www.idpwd.com.au to find out what celebrations are happening in your area.
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24 Hours of Free Access and Inclusion Webinars

24 Hours of Free Access and Inclusion Webinars | Inclusive education | Scoop.it
Everyone can get involved in Inclusive Design 24. It’s a live stream of 24 free one-hour webinars on all things accessibility, and it’s happening on November 16.
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New human rights resources for young women and girls with disability

New human rights resources for young women and girls with disability | Inclusive education | Scoop.it
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Inclusive Teaching: Mental Health Condition - ADCET

Inclusive Teaching: Mental Health Condition - ADCET | Inclusive education | Scoop.it
Inclusive teaching practices for students with mental health conditions
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The type of inclusion that many employers overlook

The type of inclusion that many employers overlook | Inclusive education | Scoop.it
Are you inadvertently excluding people with disabilities from your recruitment strategies?
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Aussie filmmaker champions disabled students

Aussie filmmaker champions disabled students | Inclusive education | Scoop.it
An Aussie filmmaker has fostered an environment where disabled students can not only pursue film studies
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Build 2017: Project Emma

Emma can write again thanks to a prototype watch, raising hope for Parkinson’s disease. Learn more at: http://trnsfrm.ms/build
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Assistive technology to counteract the impact of hand tremor conditions.
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8 Types of Assistance Dogs - Ai-Media

8 Types of Assistance Dogs - Ai-Media | Inclusive education | Scoop.it
Check out these 8 different types of Assistance Dogs, some you may have never heard of!
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Why social inclusion is so important — and overdue

Why social inclusion is so important — and overdue | Inclusive education | Scoop.it
FOR too long, people with disability were excluded from mainstream society. Things have improved in recent decades — but there is still more to be done.
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NOT SPECIAL NEEDS | March 21 – World Down Syndrome Day | #NotSpecialNeeds

Ask yourself: what “special needs” does a person with Down syndrome really have? Check out http://www.notspecialneeds.com to discover a new perspective
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Where are the leaders with disabilities?

Where are the leaders with disabilities? | Inclusive education | Scoop.it
Almost one in five Australians have a disability. Among them could be leaders with vitally important skills in decision making, strategic thinking, communication, trustworthiness, motivation and more. So where are our leaders with disabilities?
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PIAF - Tactile Image Maker

PIAF - Tactile Image Maker | Inclusive education | Scoop.it
A fast and simple to use tactile image maker.
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A PIAF machine is a relatively simple way to produce tactile diagrams. Diagrams can be hand-drawn or computer designed but must be simplifications of the print, using thick straight or dashed lines for outlines and textures for shading. Note that each batch of paper is different so the diagrams need to be checked and the temperature adjusted so that the diagram is raised but not bubbly. A list of repositories for pre-existing diagrams tactile diagrams and 3D models, including some for basic anatomy, is given at http://printdisability.org/about-us/accessible-graphics/repositories/. Vision Australia also have some pre-existing tactile diagram masters they can make copies of for you on request.
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Shopping for All: Inclusive Retail

Shopping for All: Inclusive Retail | Inclusive education | Scoop.it
As followers of universal design know, designing with people with disability in mind often results in greater convenience for everyone.  The Australian Network on Disability, and Design for Dignity…
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