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Category Archive for 'Information Technology'

Advancement stems from adversity. Let the links below, and the articles we share every day, be a constant reminder that there will always be progress, hope, and do-gooders, no matter the adversities we face, personally and collectively. AT in the news for the week of 1/16 thru 1/20.    Emerging Technologies Will Achieve Employment Equity for People with Disabilities Make […]

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It’s Friday the 13th, and these news articles are scary incredible! Bionic eyes, computers that understand us, and much, much more…AT in the news for the week of 1/9/17 – 1/13/17. Computers have got much better at translation, voice recognition and speech synthesis, says Lane Greene. But they still don’t understand the meaning of language Introducing […]

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EnvisionIT: Enhancing Transition through Technology Margo Vreeburg Izzo, PhD, Program Director of the Transitions Services Department at The Ohio State University (OSU) Nisonger Center Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 – 4:00pm to 5:00pm EST In this webinar, Dr. Margo Vreeburg Izzo will present a 21st century online curriculum aligned with standards and designed for grades 8-12. The curriculum teaches English and language arts, information technology […]

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Twas’ a tough choice to narrow down this week’s most thrilling AT news, but I think this is a pretty good representation of the best. Which story do you like best? The Hawkeye Is The Adhesive, Eye-Tracking Phone The Internet Asked For Aira uses smart glasses to help blind people navigate the world First real-life […]

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New in our AT Library, and available for demonstration (or loan via one of our iDevices)…   Nearby Explorer ($79.99) a full featured GPS app designed for use by people who are blind. Instead of just providing directions, it describes the environment in ways comparable to reading signage or observing road characteristics. It uses onboard maps, so a data […]

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Never short of surprising, and often straight up amazing, this week’s foray into the latest assistive technology news… Blind People Can Take Amazing Selfies with Talkback and the Camera App on Pixel and Nexus Devices Running Nougat 7.1 and Higher People with disabilities want better tech and they know how to build it Behold A […]

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