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The New Ablenet Resource Guide and Catalog is Here!

This is a great resource! Take a look at the latest in AbleNet assistive technology, accessible curriculum, and services for people with disabilities. Here’s a quick rundown on what’s new….

Microsoft’s smart headsets paint pictures using sound to help the blind see

by David Chambers on 28/11/2015 posted in the Daily Chronicle Dubbed Orientate and Look Ahead, the new features provide information about objects and sites in distance order as the wearer approaches them. “Placing spatially situated synthetic sounds around you – both verbal and non-verbal – it creates a 3D soundscape of the world in a […]

Perkins Holiday Gift Guide

Byline: Alix Hackett  Perkins Solutions has the perfect functional and fun presents for kids and adults who are blind or visually impaired. Want to make someone smile this holiday season? Assistive technology can be a game-changer for people who are blind or visually impaired, offering ingenious solutions in the classroom, at home or in the workplace. […]

Library of Congress Opens Assistive Technology Demonstration Center for Employees with Disabilities

The Library of Congress is testing and demonstrating new technologies that enable employees with disabilities to do their jobs in spite of difficulty seeing, hearing, typing or sitting in front of a computer for long hours.   Pictured here, Joe Slavin, a legally blind staff member, demonstrates the usefulness of screen-magnification software in the new […]

To Prospective NASA Student Interns with Disabilities

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 […]

College Resources for Students with Disabilities; Affordable Colleges, Grants & Scholarships.

With more adaptive technologies and progressive legislature, prospective college students with disabilities have many resources available to make the transition to higher education less stressful. Affordable Colleges Online has just updated their College Resources for Students with Disabilities guidebook. You can see the guide here: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/resources-for-students-with-disabilities/ They have created a complementary guide to scholarships and […]

Wheelchair Access & Evacuation Devices

Now that school is in session many administrators are dealing with new and returning students in wheelchairs as well as students with short-term needs. Whether it’s allowing a student to access all areas of the school or allowing first responders to quickly move a wheelchair user to safety from a multi-story facility there are many […]

RESNA – AT in Schools job analysis study

RESNA is conducting a job analysis study of the work typically performed by assistive technology professionals in schools. AT practitioners who work in primary and secondary school settings are invited to participate in a survey to validate job tasks, knowledge and skills.  The goal of the study is to identify the core job responsibilities of […]

SETDA Announces Partnership with New Cohort of Nine Startups Focused on Serving K-12 Education Needs

June 10, 2015 (Washington, D.C.) – The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), the principal membership association representing U.S. state and territorial educational technology leaders, announced today its third annual cohort of Emerging Private Sector Partners. These nine SETDA Emerging Private Sector Partners will debut at the upcoming Emerging Technologies Forum on June 26 in […]

Closing The Gap – NEW for 2015

Administrators Participate FREE! With assistive technology products, strategies and mandates ever-changing, it is a challenge (yet imperative) to stay current and to have everyone – staff, administration and parents – on board. Collaboration and collaborative decision-making in all phases of assistive technology service design and delivery become key. In an effort to encourage collaboration, Closing […]