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I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that college kids take the prize when it comes to ingenuity, energy and the drive to design assistive technology. Whether they’re designing for class or just because, they’re laying the foundation for big developments in the world of assistive technology. Check it all out in this week’s AT News Wrap Up.

Disabled entrepreneurs are facing ‘too many barriers’

TCN’s Assistive Technology Helps Junior Blind of America Students Gain Contact

Understanding the user is 1st step in designing for accessibility

At Rutgers University, Big Moves To Employ, House Adults With Autism

The HackADay prize crowns a winner with gaze controlled wheelchair!

Eleven CU-Boulder faculty, staff teams offered entrepreneurship awards

State CIOs Push for Government Services Accessibility

Helping Hand – Robots and video games help stroke survivors

Society Benefits When Everyone Can Participate

Programmable Electronic Glasses Treat Lazy Eye in Children

Eyefluence raises $14M for eye-popping eye-tracking technology for VR

Sonar Smart-Bracelet From Sunu Provides Independence for the Blind and Visually Impaired

10 Essential Tech Tools for Older Adults

Microsoft and IBM collaborate on accessible Office assessments

7 Google extensions & apps for people with learning disabilities

It’s that time of month again where we feature some of the updated and newest items posted on Equipment Link:

For more information on these and other items please visit Equipment Link at www.myatprogram.org  www.equipmentlink.org or call us at (410) 554-9230 or (800) 832-4827.

If you’re not following 3Play Media, now is a great time to do so. With online video tutorials on adding captions to Facebook videos to webinars (upcoming and past) on creating accessible online content, implementing accessible lectures, and more.

For anyone interested in the DIY market, especially those wanting to create assistive technologies, Thingiverse is the place to be. It’s a land full of magical designs (OK, maybe not really magical, but some are pretty darn’d wondrous), where users upload designs for all sorts of things that can be printed, like tactile books, braille Rubik’s cubes, laser printed wheelchairs and a whole host of just about anything you can think of. Then, people rate, share and download the designs they most like and 3D print their newly found designs. And even if you don’t have a 3D printer or laser cutter, Thingiverse is a wonderful site to peruse and marvel at!

We’re sharing a lot of how-to tutorials and videos this week, as well as info on some great webinars coming up. You can’t beat free knowledge, and we’re pretty sure you won’t want to miss out on it! AT in the news for the week of 11/9 thru 11/13

Ensuring Self-Driving Cars Improve Access for Everyone, Especially People with Disabilities

Designing prosthetics that give female veterans confidence

eSight Eyewear Gives Sight To The Blind

Disability products in assistive technology to be the focus of Britains prime innovative company

[TUTORIAL] How to Add Closed Captions or Subtitles to Facebook Videos

[TUTORIAL] How to Add Closed Captions & Subtitles in Adobe Premiere Pro

Mohawk College pioneers journalism course on producing accessible news content for people with disabilities

Ease of Access Settings on Xbox One

Louis H Sullivan architectural book with braille

Effective Practices for Employment Prep for Youth w/ Disabilities 12/3 2-3:30PM ET

Virtual reality headsets to help people with low vision

[Video] Apps for Young Kids With Reading Issues

[Video] This tutorial shows how to use some standard iPad’s apps for individuals with autism

Kids Can Work Around Challenges Thanks to Assistive Technology

Designing Mobile Apps for Use by People with Cognitive Disabilities

In this incredibly strange vision of the future, a robotic worm is your only device

[VIDEO] Why Colleges Need a Top-Down Approach to Accessibility

5 Of Our Favorite Special Needs App Review Sites

This technology is helping disabled people walk again for the first time

Ear-Worn Wearables Aimed at Giving You Bionic Hearing Are on the Way

PEAT Talks next web talk will feature Biz Ability, a community-driven resource for business owners with disabilities and entrepreneurs to find the accessible tools they need to build and run their business effectively. Webinar to be hosted on Thursday, November 19 from 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET.

Register online, space is limited!


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