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14 things people with disabilities want you to know about how to treat them
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Canadian hearing-test app for Third World finding new uses here. Doctor-developed iPad app was initially designed for Uganda. 
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Jorja Jankowski

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It's National Mobility Awareness Month. Vote for Me! 
Everyone has a story to tell. Help us spread the word of National Mobility Awareness Month and the opportunity for Local Heroes to win a Free 2015 wheelchair accessible vehicle.
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Andrew Daley
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Awesome setup +Chris Young. Can you share the Arduino schematic?
 
With all of my sinus and lung problems I seem to be spending more time in bed then usual. I recently rearranged things in my bedroom so that I could use my bedroom TV for not only watching cable but as a monitor connected to my laptop. I have a USB TV tuner on the laptop they can also be used to record shows. I eliminated my ancient VCR/DVD's when I set up the laptop. Just as I got it all working, my cable box went out. Fortunately the upgraded box we got is much better than the old one. Here is a blog post telling the entire story. Read and enjoy!
http://tech.cyborg5.com/?p=719
In previous blog posts I've described how I am able to operate my TV, DVR/cable box, VCR, DVD player using a custom IR remote with just four buttons. The project has gone through several versions. Originally the buttons were connected to a standard TV remote which would send IR signals to an ...
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Thanks +Chris Young, I hope you will update us when the polish is on your code. 
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Kelli Suding

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If anyone is interested, #spedchat  #SpedTechShareFest Twitter chat tonight at 9:00 pm EST.  Topics for discussion will be a plethora of AT for classroom use.  Here is the detailed information:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1H3tomrK5qBqPWBGhZ_UX0SwyYRSh-A87EVTn3FKm9fE/edit

Jump in and add your brilliance of ideas!  The chat will be archived with organized shared resources at the end.  It's quite the useful tool.
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#Spedchat #SpedTechShareFestWe’re having a #Spedchat #SpedTechShareFest! Join #Spedchat at 9:00pm EST on Tuesday, 4/28/15, and be prepared to share your favorite technology - share anything from apps to software to devices to equipment to must-have whateveryouconsidertechnology! Share it all with your colleagues. We will or
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Disability and Education  - 
 
From Psychology Today, recommended apps for students with ADHD and other learning disabilities.
#apps   #assistivetechnology   #specialeducation   #learningdisabilities   #ADHD  
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Andrew Daley
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Great follow-up to yesterday's shared post on Linux. Thanks +Charlie Kravetz for posting this.
 
Spencer Hunley is an open source assistive technology enthusiast and past LinuxCon speaker. He is also autistic and an advocate for people with disabilities. Here are his 6 reasons why Linux is a great tool for the disabled:

http://opensource.com/life/15/4/6-reasons-people-disabilities-should-use-linux
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This is a really cool story. I am going to keep following this story. 
IndyCar driver Sam Schmidt will be driving in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, today at 11:19 a.m., with the help of off-the shelf technology from Arrow Electronics. Sam Schmidt, was paralyzed ...
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A community where sharing knowledge about disabilities is key with a focus on adaptation, assistive technology and learning strategies. /r/Dattshow

Anne Faye

Physical Disabilities  - 
 
Enabling ourselves and making improvements with 3D printing and robotics.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-20/muscular-dystrophy-twins-enable-themselves-through-3d-technology/6401780
Two brothers with advanced muscular dystrophy in Melbourne are using 3D printing tools to 're-enable' themselves, and others.
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The Traxx Mobility Systems Titan 500 is a Freestanding Overhead Patient Lift designed and built in the USA. Safe, reliable and affordable, the Titan 500 protects both the patient and caregiver from injury by providing a safe and secure transfer experience. #mobility   #disability  
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1800wheelchair

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We've seen 3-D printed wheelchairs, we've seen eye-controlled wheelchairs, but a 3-D printed eye-controlled wheelchair? 
Patrick Joyce, Steve Evans, and David Hopkinson are all working on a project that will enable people who can no longer use their hands to operate their whe
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Victoria Race

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Once it become difficult to climb stairs, instead of breaking the bank by changing the entire setting of your home or changing home all together, just beca ...
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Andrew Daley
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Best. Analogy. Ever. This stands for persons with disabilities as well as it does for anyone..
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But would you hire a fish to do the job of climbing a tree?
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Andrew Daley
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This article is one of the best I have read about accessibility, accomodations and universal design in a while. Please read. 
Accessibility is not just about meeting the needs of the disabled or catering for edge cases. Accessibility impacts everybody.
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Andrew Daley
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Great story. Didn't know Sir Richard had dyslexia. 
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Well Richard you no I have same problem just work with it but you no what like my smart phone that the way to do it.
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1800wheelchair

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Wheelchair-accessible clubs are an essential part of the city's nightlife. Here's why, and what it's like to roll up to one.
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Advancing Opportunities

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Parent workshop - webinar
Wed, Apr 22, 7-9 pm
Decoding Assistive Technnology Evaluations
http://bit.ly/19a2Nir
Decoding Dyslexia NJ & Learning Ally
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