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The big news, as if you haven’t heard, is that Google is giving out $20 million in grants to nonprofits for ideas that can help address physical impairments among the world’s population. And if that isn’t enough to satisfy your AT appetite, there’s tons more below! AT in the news for the weeks of 5/18 thru 5/29

Cool concept in the UK! Want to get out more? Volunteer as a gig buddy with disabled music fans

Uber makes life easier for deaf drivers, but still faces disability controversy

Envision to conduct Assistive Technology Camps for blind or visually impaired

This UMBC Ph.D. candidate will change your mind about robots

How to Save on Medical Devices Not Covered By Insurance

Building better assistive technology with open hardware

Most smartphones have options that can help with reading, writing, motor skills issues and more.

Help the nonverbal speak: Dustin’s Words communication tool brought to life via 3D printing

Access for all: Initiative aims to help developmentally disabled enjoy the outdoors

Even Tiny Updates to Tech Can Be Obstacles for the Disabled

Google’s ‘Impact Challenge: Disabilities’ seeks to increase independence of disabled individuals

Do Touch The Artwork At Prado’s Exhibit For The Blind

Understanding the assistive technology needs of people with mobility issues

More nursing homes to tap on assistive technology to raise productivity

Calming Chair For Kids On The Spectrum May Be Headed To Market

Shubham Banerjee’s Low-Cost Braille Printer ‘Braigo’ to Launch in November

Wearables for Elderly

British toymaker introduces dolls with disabilities, birthmarks

AUM begins project to help blind students with math

Understanding the Proposed Section 508 Refresh – Proposed Changes

Canadian Doctor creates bionic lens that allows for vision 3 times better than 20/20

How emerging technologies are revolutionizing home health care

Deaf Jam: Experiencing Music Through A Cochlear Implant

App Helps Control Asthma

Feds Rethink Stance On Speech Devices

ONE Robot: Designed by the autistic community for autistic users

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