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This article describes current, ongoing reasearch at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science to use 3D printing to produce upper limb prosthetics. In addition to detailing the recent advances in 3D printing, this project is working on producing prosthetics built for specific activities.

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This this document is a very in depth resource manual, created by the Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative (WATI) and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). It includes full chapters on most areas of classroom AT use, as well as chapters specific to hearing and vision disabilities, recreation & leisure,...

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This resource guide focuses on breadth of information, including basic information on assistive technology solutions for classroom areas including Reading, Writing, Math, Science, Social Studies, Computer Access, Orientation & Mobility, Art, Music, and Physical Education. The document also includes information on Agencies, Organizations, and Vendors that provide assistive technology....

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Accessibility is critical to leverage the power of technology and provide equal educational opportunities for all students, particularly those with disabilities. Presenters Tracy Gray, Ph.D. (Center on Technology and Disability) and Jose Blackorby, Ph.D., (CAST) address the following key topics at the 32nd CSUN Assistive Technology Conference:

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This meta-analysis looks at the effects of Augmentative and Alternative Communication on speech production in people with a variety of developmental disabilities. From the results section: "the majority ...[of the subjects]... demonstrated gains in speech."

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This literature review addresses how much media use preschoolers do in childcare settings. The review of 17 studies showed that children in home daycare settings were more likely to have media use at preschool, and that the higher the education level of preschool staff the less likely the children were...

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This checklist provides practitioners and providers a simple form to assist in following DEC's Recommended Practices with respect to Assistive Technology. It includes items on observation, child's strengths and challenges, AT device determination, appropriateness of AT device, everyday AT use, and weaning from AT use.

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The Family Media Plan from the American Academy of Pediatrics and HealthyChildren.org helps families set up specific limits for media use. The step-by-step site includes specific aspects of media use to discuss and set with families, such as: Device Free Times, Device Free Zones, Device Curfew, Diversify Your Media, Safety,...

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This article includes recently revised recommendations for the type, amount, and quality of media that young children consume. Overall child development and communication development are discussed, along with concerns if media is overused. The policy statement addresses both traditional video media (broadcast television, streaming videos, etc) and app-based media...

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Breaking down silos and building bridges between technology teams, assistive technology specialists, general educators, web developers, content creators, and administrators is essential to ensure that technology is accessible and meets the needs of all stakeholders.

**The downloadable slide deck was used for part-two of a two-part webinar series, originally...

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