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The information contained within this guide is designed to provide comprehensive guidance for educators, parents, advocates, and agency personnel regarding the delivery of assistive technology services for students with disabilities. The intent is to help ensure consistent policies and practices among school districts and to provide stakeholders with a clear...

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A collection of free, easy-to-read, and accessible books on a wide range of topics from the University of North Carolina's Allied Health. Each book can be speech enabled and accessed using multiple interfaces, including touch screens, the IntelliKeys with custom overlays, and 1 to 3 switches. You can also use...

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In order for students with significant disabilities to develop as readers and writers, daily writing is equally, if not, more important. However, this becomes a challenge when most students with significant disabilities are unable to hold a traditional pencil. To address this challenge, the Center for Literacy & Disability Studies...

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e-NABLE uses freely available, open-source 3D printer files to make prosthetic hands. This online group works to provide prosthetic hands for those who might not be able to afford a tradtional prosthetic. They also work to refine and improve existing prosthetic hand and arm designs. The site includes extensive resources,...

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This webinar discusses how to utilize the Univeral Design for Learning (UDL) framework as the foundation to apply the same principles during transition and on into the employment sector. While businesses and people with disabilities sometimes encounter serious challenges as they seek to implement inclusion strategies, as assistive technology (AT)...

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Article outlining how Facebook is re-engineering its website and mobile apps, and while brainstorming a new generation of products that harness the power of artificial intelligence to improve the experience of Facebook for people with disabilities. The first product is an automated captioning tool launching in April that will help...

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Recent changes in the landscape for assistive technology solutions for Mathematics on the web have prompted the development of MathJax into a single rendering and accessibility solution. (Mathjax is a unique, open source, JavaScript platform for the online display of mathematics.) We present our current efforts that depend on a...

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People with profound Intellectual Disability (ID) have difficulties expressing their needs due to their limited communication skills. These skills are usually limited to gestures and vocalizations many of which so idiosyncratic that can only be interpreted correctly by their caregivers/parents often with a large gap between their interpretations. In this...

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Analysis of eyetracking data can serve as an alternative method of evaluation when assessing the quality of computer-synthesized animations of American Sign Language (ASL), technology which can make information accessible to people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, who may have lower levels of written language literacy. In this work, we...

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Regardless of the improvements of accessibility functions on touchscreen computers, they have some problems using touchscreen interfaces including smartphones and tablets. The reason includes the arrangements of accessible objects may differ in users' visual conditions because the manipulations under screen readers are different from those without screen readers, the characteristics...

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