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This blog piece discusses a mother’ challenges with her assisting her blind daughter and figuring out why she was disinterested in using her white cane. Sensory processing issues, complex needs, occupational therapy and a ‘sensory diet’ are all topics for discussion, review and to help the reader realize her journey...

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Saqib is a core Microsoft developer living in London, who lost the use of his eyes at age 7. He found inspiration in computing and is helping build Seeing AI, a research project that helps people who are visually impaired or blind to better understand who and what is around...

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Voice-controlled technology like Amazon Echo, Siri or hands-free features in Google Maps are things we’re starting to take for granted. But as Mary Meeker’s 2017 Internet Trends Report noted, voice controls are changing computer-human interfaces, and industries, broadly. Speech recognition or voice controls are being added to medical devices and...

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Are you a web developer looking to ensure your sites are fully accessible? Here are seven great free tools that help you measure color contrasts and create beautiful, accessible color schemes that fulfill the contrast requirements in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

https://axesslab.com/top-color-contrast-checkers/

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Hear the visual world through synaesthesia, in this case: 'seeing sounds as colors.' The Synaestheatre is a device that converts 3D spatial and colour information into sound. The sounds are chosen based on a combination of natural hearing cues, intuitive associations between the senses and synaesthesia. This has resulted in...

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Helping students to develop mouse skills can be a challenge. There are free activities online for helping children to build mouse skills. There are games and various drawing programs (see previous posting "Sites to Support Students with Special Needs" for a listing of drawing programs) that provide simple mouse practice...

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A lot of people may not think twice about reading a chart or graph, but Cary-based SAS has developed a new software to help blind users see data in a unique way. Students and professionals with visual impairments have suffered from digital data visualization famine. No surprise, since most charts...

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Two statistics up front: (a) only 8.5% of blind children receive enough instruction to learn braille; and (b) blind adults who do not know braille have a 97% unemployment rate. The Read Read is a Braille learning device that, simply put, teaches blind and low vision people how to read...

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Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a new system that uses a 3-D camera, a belt with separately controllable vibrational motors distributed around it, and an electronically reconfigurable Braille interface to give visually impaired users more information about their environments. The system could be...

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These websites are just some among the many that specialize in cooking products for people with disabilities. Over twenty-five links for one-handed cooks, general disabilities, and blind or low vision cooks. https://disabilityfeast.wordpress.com/2015/07/07/accessible-kitchen-tools-and-devices

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