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Involving Teens and Young Adults in Selecting Assistive Technology

The Center on Technology and Disability has a new resource paper out on selecting assistive technology with students and young adults. This resource helps families to get teens and young adults involved in learning about and selecting assistive technology. An important goal for older students is to understand the areas in which technology can support them in […]

BlindWays & Be My Eyes… Apps For Independence!

GPS technology is only accurate to within 30 feet or so – not a problem for sighted commuters, but that “last 30 feet of frustration” could mean missing the bus entirely for those who are blind or have low vision. Funded by a $750,000 Google Grant, Perkins Solutions, the technology arm of the Perkins School […]

Apple Store Field Trip Experience Now Includes Skoog!

Take your students or fellow teachers on a Field Trip to the Apple Store for an unforgettable learning experience. Students will create amazing work right on the spot. They’ll take their imaginations to new heights using Apple products to produce immersive, creative projects. Field Trip makes sure students and teachers walk away knowing that whatever they dream is possible through education, creativity, […]

UConn Introduces Adaptive Sports Program

By Antonio Salazar, staff writer for The Daily Campu The University of Connecticut became a pioneer in the world of adapted sports by bringing a wheelchair basketball program to campus this fall. Mike Willie, a former graduate student at UConn, approached the university about creating a student organization and in the spring of 2017, Husky […]

GPS SmartSoles on the Verizon Network

GTX Corp (OTCBB: GTXO), an Internet of Things (IoT) solutions provider in the personal location, wearable and wandering assistive technology business, announced today that it has partnered with ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq: ORBC), a leading global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and IoT solutions, to provide connectivity and distribution in the U.S. for  its new Verizon GPS […]

“Seeing AI”: A New App from Microsoft

While the number of apps for folks with visual impairments that use Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the ubiquitous “cloud” continues to grow, Microsoft’s latest entry, Seeing AI, may be a game changer. According to Business Insider magazine, Microsoft first showed off the prototype over a year ago, but released the official version this week. According […]

Amazon Video Announces Support for Audio Description

American Counsel for the Blind and The Audio Description Project are pleased to announce with Amazon Video the availability of AUDIO DESCRIBED movies and TV shows — over 125 of them initially!  The ADP website now lists 117 movies and 10 Amazon-produced TV shows, all with audio description tracks.  Sample movie titles include: Alice Through […]

Wearable EMG Assistive Technology

Reprint from Wearable Technology Insights  NeuroNode is the world’s first wearable EMG assistive technology device developed by Control Bionics. It gives those with ALS/MND, spinal cord injury, or any other condition causing paralysis and loss of speech a connection to the world. The NEURONODE uses the body’s bioelectric EMG (electromyographic) signals to completely control a […]

Readtopia is Live!

By Don Johnston It has been a long time coming, and a work of deep passion for students with autism and complex needs. When you see it, you will see this passion, and it will become apparent that this is something special in our work to transform education for individuals with disabilities.   What is […]

Free Online Math Tools for High School You Haven’t Heard of, But Should Totally Be Using

Written by Keith Lambert, Education World Associate Contributing Editor. Lambert is an English / Language Arts teacher in Connecticut (Reprint from Education World) In the new age of technology and the push for 21st century skills in our classrooms, it’s easy for teachers to feel intimidated. New tech appears every day, but “new” tech doesn’t always […]