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Tecla Shield Contributed by Erin Swann, MSE, Assistive Technology Specialist, MDTAP Back in the day, most phone-based communication happened over landline phones while the user was at home. But more recently, with the popularity of smartphones, most phone-based communication happens via cell phone call, text, email, Facebook, and a variety of other smartphone apps while […]

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Funding AT for K-12 Chris Gibbons, Smartbox Inc, Vice President of Education and Assessment Wednesday, January 11th, 2017  –  4:00pm to 5:00pm EST Assistive technology (AT) can change the lives of students with disabilities, helping them reach their full potential. Yet the rubber meets the road when it is time to pay for AT devices and services, […]

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After the holidays, kids (and adults) are still wound up and full of post-festivity energy.  For those who overstimulate easily, vibration is a fundamental component for sensory integration and can be incredibly useful in relaxation. Below are links to a few companies selling a variety of vibrating pillows and stuffed animals – Squeeze them, sit […]

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It’s not too late to find some great toys for all the kiddos in your life! Here are a few helpful links to guide you through the process. Happy shopping! 25 Braille toys for kids who are blind Toys like me – shopping guide (glasses, wheelchairs, hearing aids and more!) Sensory play toys for kids who […]

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Eye Gaze Technology Guest post contributed by Erin Swann, AT Specialist, MDTAP Eye gaze technology allows a user to access a device (communication device, computer, or tablet) using eye movement. For example, instead of using a mouse, keyboard, or touch screen, the user could use eye movement to move a cursor, to perform mouse clicks, […]

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Apple Announces New Accessibility Website On October 27, Apple used the announcement of the new MacBook Pros to debut a new accessibility website highlighting various built-in options on the company’s devices.  The website demonstrates how people are applying these features in their lives.  For more information, visit: http://www.apple.com/accessibility/ipad/.

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