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Contributed by Erin Swann, MSE, ATP With Black Friday quickly approaching, now is typically the best time of year to purchase an Amazon Echo product.  Other than the Amazon Echo, other Amazon Echo product options include the Echo Dot, Echo Plus, Echo Show, and Echo Spot. You have probably heard about or seen commercials for […]

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Contributed by Christine Lynch of  KEH Communications Sci-Voice Talking LabQuest 2 Provides Blind and Low-Vision Students with More Independence during Science Labs   Independence Science integrates text-to-speech assistive technology with Vernier Software & Technology’s data-collection interface   LAFAYETTE, Ind., July 10, 2017 — Independence Science recently launched the Sci-Voice Talking LabQuest 2 to help blind and low-vision […]

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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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Contributed by Alex Diaz-Granados, Chief Editor at Cerebral Palsy Guidance   Cerebral palsy is a neurological condition that some children are born with due to brain malformation or damage. It is not progressive or curable, and the symptoms and severity vary from one child to the next. The condition largely affects movement and muscles, but […]

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Contributed by Erin Swann, MSE, ATP   It’s mid-August already, which means that the new school year is just around the corner! In preparing to go back to school, take some time to select a few apps that will make your life easier.  Below are 11 app suggestions for college students with disabilities.  And feel […]

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The RISE Act Introduced in the Senate On December 9, the Respond, Innovate, Support, and Empower Students with Disabilities (RISE) Act was introduced in the Senate by Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Orin Hatch (R-UT), and Bill Cassidy (R-LA).  The RISE Act amends the Higher Education Act to clarify the documentation an institution of higher education […]

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