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New Technologies Help Seniors Age In Place and Not Feel Alone

by Gabi Redford, Kaiser Health News                                                                                                   […]

Summer Camp Time!

IFB Solutions is hosting two residential camps this summer, both aimed at students in grades 8-12 who are blind or visually impaired: SEE Camp Abilities H2 Camp Dogwood, Sherrills Ford, NC  • 828-335-1136 •  jhardwig@ifbsolutions.org SEE Camp Abilities H20 is an overnight water sports camp for rising 8th-12th graders who are blind or visually impaired.  We’ll […]

Making Work Possible for More People Using Assistive Technologies

Reprint from Marlin With the national unemployment rate below 4.0%, businesses across the country are becoming more diverse and accommodating to a wider array of employees. More older employees are remaining on the job to stay active and engaged as they bolster retirement savings. In addition, many disabled individuals seek employment opportunities and welcome efforts […]

Microsoft and Novartis: Commercializing Scene Description Assistive Technology

Microsoft is working with Novartis to create an application that can be used by the visually impaired or blind to describe scenes captures by the camera of a smartphone audibly and thereby improve the independence of users. The Viaopta Hello app is available in preview for iOS, Android and Windows and features: Uses Cognitive services and Microsoft […]

RESNA Announces Online & In-Person ATP Fundamentals Course

The RESNA ATP certification recognizes demonstrated competence in analysing the needs of consumers with disabilities, assisting in the selection of appropriate assistive technology for the consumers’ needs, and providing training in the use of the selected devices. The ATP Fundamentals Course helps candidates review and refresh their assistive technology knowledge and help identify areas they need to […]

Searching Apps Made Fast and Easy

Knicket is a filter and tag based app search engine that enables the user to find the best apps and games in the app jungle. It works with an asynchronous database to provide a near real-time search experience. Knicket allows you to search the app world in depth, before downloading or purchasing an app. This […]

Visual and Audio Cookbooks

Looking for last minute gift ideas? Cooking is a fun and practical activity for everyone and an opportunity to not only increase independence, but also to put basic academic skills to use in a functional way. Determining what is needed, obtaining the ingredients and following directions to put it together are all important steps. It […]

Accessibility, Assessments, Text Readers and EL Exit Decisions

The National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) released four resources for special education teachers, administrators and advocates. Educators Experiences With and Attitudes Towards Accessibility Features and Accommodations explores results of a survey about educators’ familiarity with and attitudes toward accessibility features and accommodations. Most respondents reported that they work with students who use accessibility accommodations, which they believe […]

NASA is recruiting! Students with disabilities wanted!

By Kenneth A. Silberman, Esq. NASA is looking to increase the number of students with disabilities pursuing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers through our regular internship programs. This is not a program for students with disabilities.  We are trying to recruit more students with disabilities into our regular internship programs. Disability means both […]


Young People Who Are Blind Write Reviews of Film and Video… The American Council of the Blind’s Audio Description Project (ACB-ADP) and the Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) are co-sponsoring an exciting opportunity for blind and visually impaired young people, in four categories from ages 7 to 21: the Benefits of Audio Description in […]