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SETstories

Special Education Technology, British Columbia (SET- BC) is dedicated to providing students, teachers and school districts with specific training and a variety of assistive technology tools to increase access to curriculum and foster communication designed to increase student success and independence. The SET-BC SET Stories section offers brief summaries of student success stories and highlights the SET-BC technology lending library and supports. The Stories archive goes back several years and ...

Published: 2013 by SET-BC , Reviewed: July 10, 2013

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SpecialNeeds.com

This website is aimed at providing information to help people understand special needs. There are pages and pages of information for parents and professionals in a variety of formats. There are stories written by parents and discussions by professionals. There are book reviews, information on events and conferences, podcasts, and questions for the "Developmental Doc". Topics covered include diagnosis and the feelings of parents at the time of diagnosis, communication ...

Published: 2012 by SpecialNeeds.com , Reviewed: January 30, 2013

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Perkins Scout

Designed by the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts, Perkins Scout is a free database specific to information and resources for users who have visual impairments or blindness. According to the Perkins School website, the goal is for Scout to become “a centralized hub providing the most reliable and authoritative information about all aspects of living with blindness and visual impairments.” Perkins Scout is well on the way ...

Published: 2012 by Perkins School for the Blind , Reviewed: August 13, 2012

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Welcome to the Office of Disability Services Assistive Technology web resource

The Keene State College Office of Disability Services (ODS) has an extremely well-organized and comprehensive website on assistive technology and transition. The home page defines assistive technology and then provides critical information on preparedness for transition. It emphasizes that the students who negotiate transition successfully tend to be those who are on top of their technology needs and tools before they arrive on campus. It then goes on to offer ...

Published: 2012 by Keene State College , Reviewed: April 25, 2013

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"All Children Can Read" Literacy for Children with Combined Vision and Hearing ...

The "All Children Can Read" website is devoted to increasing literacy development for children with deaf-blindness. As a project of the National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB), the principles of the project are based on four assertions: * All children can become and are becoming literate. * Literacy development is founded on experiences and concepts beginning very early in life. * Literacy instruction must include a strong emphasis on communication and ...

Published: 2012 by Barbara Purvis, Nancy Steele , Reviewed: April 19, 2012

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Supporting Literacy for Students with Significant Disabilities

This website provides a comprehensive look at the literacy programs utilized by the West Virginia Department of Education. There are three discrete sections: (1) literacy in the classroom and at home, (2) literacy curriculum and instruction, and (3) assessment for students and programs. Discussions include how to present opportunities for literacy, how to assess literacy and reflect it on the IEP, how to provide administrative support, where to locate resources, ...

Published: 2011 by West Virginia Department of Education , Reviewed: September 07, 2011

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iPad & Deaf-blind Accessibility

iPad & Deaf-blind Accessibility is a presentation by Kim Paulk, a Deaf-blind consumer and technology advocate. It is available on the University of Florida web site in PowerPoint format. In twenty-six slides it does a good job of casting the iPad as a powerful tool for individuals who are deaf-blind. The iPad is described as having, out of the box, a full featured screen reader with 200 times magnification and ...

Published: 2011 by Kim Paulk , Reviewed: December 06, 2012

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Gloria: Current Generation of Tablet Computers and Deaf-Blindness

With the influx of tablet computers and their rising popularity with the general public as well as with those with disabilities, the question arises, is it beneficial across all disabilities? The tablet computers have a lot of great accessibility tools but are the tools sufficient for the deaf-blind population? This blog points out that there are many more apps and options available to the "seeing" user and has greater limitations ...

Published: 2011 by Gloria Rodriguez-Gil , Reviewed: April 28, 2011

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Accessibility Update 2010

Accessibility Update 2010 is one of the monthly online newsletters published by Microsoft. It addresses the need to educate and prepare teachers to ensure accessibility for students with disabilities. The articles in the newsletter include Accessibility: A Guide for Educators, which is a download that explains what accessibility is and what it means for students. Back to School: Making Sure Students with Disabilities can See, Hear, and Use their PCs ...

Published: 2010 by Microsoft , Reviewed: March 03, 2011

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Design to Learn Educational Resources

Design to Learn is based at the Oregon Institute on Disability and Development, a program of the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon. Their small staff of researchers and special educators specialize in developing assessment and teaching strategies for children and adults with low-incidence disabilities. They have special expertise in addressing the educational needs of children who are deaf-blind and children with autism spectrum disorders. In addition ...

Published: 2010 by Design to Learn , Reviewed: September 19, 2011

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deafmac.org

deafmac.org is a blog for Apple users who are also part of the Deaf and ASL (American Sign Language) user community. It includes reviews of Apple products including iPod, iPhone, iPad and all of the Apple computers, OS and applications related to accessibility for those who are deaf. For example, recent posts: notify readers that Netflix is now offering subtitles on at least 100 titles with more to come; suggest ...

Published: 2010 by Ryan Layton , Reviewed: September 17, 2010

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iPhone and iPod Touch Apps for (Special) Education

This website is a listing of various applications (apps) that can be used with iPod and iPhone Touch systems. The list is in PDF format. There are different sections and each has lists of various apps that can be purchased through the iTunes Store. Each app is titled and has a description of what it contains plus the icon that would appear on the touch screen when purchased and downloaded. ...

Published: 2009 by Eric Sailers , Reviewed: March 26, 2010

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The AIM Navigator

The AIM navigator is a process to guide a collaborative team in assessing and identifying the accessible instructional material needs of a student. It is an online process in which specific questions are asked to help identify need, selection, and acquisition of instructional material. The tool consists of supports scaffolded to support a range of individuals and teams, from those who know very little about accessible instructional materials to those ...

Published: 2009 by CAST , Reviewed: February 08, 2011

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American Speech-Language and Hearing Association Web Site

This Web site mirrors ASHA‘s mission statement by providing quality services and information for professionals in audiology, speech-language pathology, speech and hearing science, as well as advocating for people with communication disabilities. ASHA targets professionals, students, consumers, and family members. It is more useful to professionals and students than to consumers and family members. ASHA did make an effort to include primary and secondary consumers. There are over 1,000 files ...

Published: 2009 by American Speech-Language and Hearing Association , Reviewed: May 11, 2009

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National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB)

The National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness assists families and local and state agencies to improve the quality of early intervention, education, and transition services to children and young adults who are deaf-blind. NCDB works to ensure collaborative partnerships for meeting the unique needs of children and young adults who are deaf-blind and to support their families. The information found on the website is available to families and service providers who serve ...

Published: 2009 by NCDB , Reviewed: March 04, 2009

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ListenUp!

This website is simple to navigate and valuable to parents of children who are deaf or hearing impaired. Originally created to be a "one-stop shop" for the parent-designed Listen-Up! and Talk It Up! programs, the website expanded, building a remarkable parent listserv and dozens of information resources grounded in advocacy and support. Listen-Up.org has a positive spirit that helps parents contact other parents, examine options, and gather strength.

Published: 2009 , Reviewed: March 05, 2009

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State Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program

This article describes the federally funded vocational rehabilitation services that all states are required to offer to residents with disabilities. The description includes who is eligible for services, what kind of services are offered, and what the impact of these services has been for the people who use them and for the people who offer them.

Published: 2008 by American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) Employment Team , Reviewed: December 15, 2008

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Technical Assistance Alliance for Parents Centers

While this Web site is set up as a way for Parent Training Centers nationwide to share information and resources, it contains a large amount of information that parents and educators need. It is set up in a mostly text format that makes it easy to navigate, and contains links to information about legislation, specific disabilities, cultural diversity, accessible Web design, and special education law.

Published: 2008 , Reviewed: December 16, 2008

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Through the Looking Glass Web Site

This website provides information on living with disabilities, both as children and adults and from a parent‘s perspective. It also discusses early intervention, current research on disabilities, and adaptive equipment. Links to disability sites are alphabetized by category, which makes it easy to find needed information. This site seems to be very parent-friendly, but also contains information that professionals and educators could utilize.

Published: 2008 , Reviewed: December 16, 2008

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RERC on Hearing Enhancement Web Site

The RERC on Hearing Enhancement addresses accessibility problems of individuals with deafness or hearing impairment, by developing and evaluating a range of cost-effective technological aids. Attention is given to the differing needs of people with moderate hearing loss, people with severe or profound hearing loss, young children, older adults and people with both vision and hearing loss.

Published: 2008 , Reviewed: March 05, 2009

Family Center on Technology and Disability (FCTD)
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