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Category Archive for 'Communication Aids'

Yesterday afternoon, Erin Swann, an Assistive Technology Specialist for MDTAP, participated in a live broadcast of Al Jazeera English’s show, The Stream. The topic of conversation for this episode was accessibility and assistive technology for people with disabilities. Erin described some of the services that MDTAP provides and informed the International audience about the existence of other Tech […]

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On this “Things to Know Thursday,” we are bringing you three assistive technology (AT) resources that are packed with useful information. The first resource is a website created by Amy Roman, a speech-language pathologist who works with people with ALS.  She has compiled a wealth of information regarding communication for people with ALS who may lose […]

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Contributed by Andy Adrion of TekGear I would like to introduce the Twiddler, the one-handed Bluetooth keyboard and mouse that lets you type faster wherever you go and is programmable. You can program and change the keys to suit your needs. You can even set it to store blocks of text that can be typed with a single […]

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If you want to learn about the variety of therapies available for people with Autism, the following website is a great resource to check out! Highly Rated Autism Therapies Each type of therapy is summarized with several links to additional resources.  The types of therapy described on the web page include the Picture Exchange Communication […]

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Contributed by the editorial team at mesothelioma.net   The Effects of Assistive Technologies on Cancer Rehab Patients   After a diagnosis of cancer, patients can feel overwhelmed. Often, the first order of business is to decide on a treatment plan to slow or stop the progression of the disease, or to alleviate pain. Not only can […]

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Contributed by Eric Van Buskirk, Publisher at DOPA I Write, Therefore I Am: Assistive Technology Bridges The Handwriting Gap As technology advances, there is help available for those suffering from impairments related to writing. Dyslexia, for example, creates problems for young people learning to write. When others can’t understand what they express with pencil and paper, […]

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