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This resource is a handout from a national presentation on new trends in assistive technology for young children. Topics covered include a diverse range of products, people, and potentials never before seen in the field. The presentation was given at the 2017 National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute in Chapel Hill,...

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For very young children ordinary or simple items used in new and creative ways are transformed into AT that can expand opportunities for participation in everyday early childhood and family activities. Learn about how to discover your potential for providing AT to young children.

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Although the classic Perkins braillewriter is preferred among many professionals in the vision field (myself included!), it can be challenging to get them repaired when they break outside their warranty. This web page contains instructional video tutorials that can walk you through the repair process if there isn't someone available...

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In order to prepare students for the workplace, they must be provided with skills necessary to use computers competently. A necessary skill in using a computer is keyboarding and students must learn how to type quickly, accurately and with correct technique. One of the first steps in becoming proficient in...

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Computers for the Blind provides computer equipment, software and training to individuals who are blind and families of children with visual impairments. For only a minimal fee and a commitment to learning how to use the computer effectively, you can receive a computer including accessible software for your child who...

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A web page from Mobility Management that explains spina bifida (The latest CDC statistics say that 154,000 people in the United States are living with spina bifida, a total much higher than previously thought. ), how mobility and development are affected, possible assistive technology interventions, social emotional supports, and spina...

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The Tetra Society of North America is a non-profit organization, founded in 1987 in Vancouver, Canada that recruits skilled volunteers to create customized assistive devices for people with physical disabilities in North America (not just Canada). Over the years, Tetra volunteers have completed thousands of assistive device projects, ranging in...

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From the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired and written by Elsie Rao, a teacher of the visually impaired, this page provides some good insights on approaching the instruction of visually impaired students in a regular classroom. Teaching children who are braille readers is unique. With minor adjustments...

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A comprehensive peer-reviewed paper on Assistive Technology by author Fouzia Khursheed Ahmad, published by “Transcience: a journal of global studies.” The journal’s mission is to contribute to global studies by publishing research that crosses geographic, disciplinary, conceptual and conventional boundaries or extends them, and this paper does that. An excerpt:...

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Assistive Technology (AT) Stories is a video series of people with disabilities living better lives with a little help from assistive technology. The videos are organized by age: elementary, middle/high school, college, adult, and seniors. The videos (there are over 100) were made possible by a grant from the Richard...

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