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This web page provides guidance on planning, AT product assessment, training, and resources for starting up your own assistive technology resource center. Every person has the right to live independently and people with disabilities are no different. Today they come across various barriers that hinder their education, employment and even...

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This toolkit from the California Charter Schools Association is the result of a 2016 statewide qualitative study of innovative and exceptional special education programs and practices across the California charter school movement. The final published report detailed findings with examples of successful practices grounded in current research and accompanied by...

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If you have a physical disability, finding the right used vehicle is crucial — but it can also be challenging. You want to find the best value without having to make sacrifices when it comes to accessibility and safety. This guide has a light overview of helping you understand some...

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Parents of children and adults with special needs have their roles in “Life Planning” for their child. It’s a lifetime of various roles that have a direct effect on the daily and future quality of life of their children. As both a parent and a sibling of adults with special...

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While renters have the responsibility to provide reasonable accommodations to tenants with disabilities under the Fair Housing Act, many homeowners with disabilities can’t afford these expenses out-of-pocket. But did you know that there are many different national programs whose mission it is to provide you with a safe, comfortable home...

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In order to accommodate visitors or residents with disabilities in your home, you may need to add a wheelchair ramp, which allows users to avoid stairs. Discover more about the average costs of wheelchair ramp construction as well as various factors to take into consideration when designing your ramp. Keep...

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Video: When Alice Brouhard’s daughter, Kara, suffered a traumatic brain injury, Alice took finding assistive technology into her own hands. Alice shares how a simple app and the power of advocating made Apple take notice and gave Kara a voice. Alice Brouhard, R.N. is a champion of the use of...

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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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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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