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Playing Chess Using Eye Tracking Device
There are events that happen in our lives that take us by complete surprise. Some of those events put us in a difficult spot, but with a little creativity, we can overcome those hurdles and carry on with our daily lives. Ben Wyde , a competitive chess playe...
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INFOGRAPHIC: Best Mobile Apps for Sensory Impairments
Our friend Michael from Home Healthcare Adaptations has done it again! This time, he has created an infographic that explains what sensory impairment is, tells us the difference between vision and hearing impairment, and lists some really great apps for bot...
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Grasping For Grades: A Mom's Quest To Promote Self Advocacy in IEP
If you work with students with disabilities at a school or are a parent of a child with special needs, you are probably very familiar with IEP or Individualized Education Program. In the school system, IEP is meant to help children with special needs achiev...
If you work with students with disabilities at a school or are a parent of a child with special needs, you are probably very familiar with IEP or Individualized Education Program. In the school system, IEP is meant to help children with special needs achieve their academic goals using several ...
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Join Our Kickstarter Campaign and Make ModMath 2.0 A Reality!
This post has been written by Dawn Denberg, creator of ModMath. She recently started a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to add additional features to the iPad version and also create an Android version in the near future. If you’re a regular reader of th...
This post has been written by Dawn Denberg, creator of ModMath. She recently started a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to add additional features to the iPad version and also create an Android version in the near future. If you're a regular reader of this blog, you may recall my post last ...
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Microsoft's 3D Soundscape Technology Can Change The Way Blind People Navigate
The 21st century has introduced us to so many technologies, platforms and tools that help us live in a world of "constant connect and contact". Instant messaging on all devices, sending and receiving photos whenever and wherever, notifications of all sorts ...
The 21st century has introduced us to so many technologies, platforms and tools that help us live in a world of "constant connect and contact". Instant messaging on all devices, sending and receiving photos whenever and wherever, notifications of all sorts all the times from mobile apps and ...
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When I created SnapType last year, I knew it would help children struggling with handwriting. However, I could never have imagined the outcry of support I received from therapists and parents. Each week I read several emails from users with stories of how SnapType has changed their lives.
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VisiTalks: A Great Tool For Communication Between Deaf And Hearing People
There are great inventions being made to enhance daily lives for deaf people - from an app that brings "alerts" to their phones to a VEST that they can wear to hear environmental sounds. All in all, a lot of technological innovations are being made to enhan...
There are great inventions being made to enhance daily lives for deaf people - from an app that brings "alerts" to their phones to a VEST that they can wear to hear environmental sounds. All in all, a lot of technological innovations are being made to enhance a deaf person's life, but where are ...
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MN Hands & Voices: Support Organization For Parents With Deaf Children
I recently had the privilege of chatting with Candace Lindow-Davies, who manages a program called MN Hands & Voices in Minneapolis, MN, which is a parent to parent support organization and it is meant for parents who recently find out that their new born ba...
I recently had the privilege of chatting with Candace Lindow-Davies, who manages a program called MN Hands & Voices in Minneapolis, MN, which is a parent to parent support organization and it is meant for parents who recently find out that their new born baby is deaf.
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Home Automation: The New Path to Freedom and Independence for those with Disabilities
For those living with any kind of disability, some of the most mundane, everyday tasks can become extremely difficult. Everyday living can often be the hardest to deal with for those faced with physical and mental challenges—even their home wouldn’t be a re...
For those living with any kind of disability, some of the most mundane, everyday tasks can become extremely difficult. Everyday living can often be the hardest to deal with for those faced with physical and mental challenges—even their home wouldn't be a reprieve from these struggles. Until now.
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Ripchair Provides Full Independence To Wheelchair Users So They Could Enjoy The Outdoors Again
When summer comes, the first thing we think of is the great outdoors! Some like to hike, swim, bike whereas others like to go fishing or hunting (which can be done in winters too!). However, it may not be very easy for those who are on a wheelchair. Navigat...
When summer comes, the first thing we think of is the great outdoors! Some like to hike, swim, bike whereas others like to go fishing or hunting (which can be done in winters too!). However, it may not be very easy for those who are on a wheelchair. Navigating the rugged terrain in some ...
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A Wearable That Can Help Blind People Understand Their Surrounding
“This system could allow someone like me to focus on social interactions versus environmental aspects. It would lessen the tradeoffs I have to make whenever I’m multitasking.” - Darryl Adams, Intel employee We saw in our last post how wearables like Reemo a...
“This system could allow someone like me to focus on social interactions versus environmental aspects. It would lessen the tradeoffs I have to make whenever I'm multitasking.” - Darryl Adams, Intel employee. We saw in our last post how wearables like Reemo are taking gesturing to a totally new ...
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Reemo: Wearable that can automate the entire House, especially for people with disabilities.
Just one wearable and six gestures can control pretty much every device around the house.
In the recent years, we have seen a ton of wearables that do a lot of things - track physical activities/calories burned, display email/text/phone notifications, monitor how well one sleeps at night, steps walked, workouts done, and several other activities. Typically, these wearables are worn ...
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