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For Kids with Special Needs, More Places to Play

This broadcast, from National Public Radio (NPR), (for which a written transcript is provided on the website), discusses wording in the federal Americans with Disabilities Act that makes inclusive playgrounds mandatory in communities across the nation. The high cost of building an accessible playground and the requirements that must be met are detailed. The broadcast calls attention to the fact that generally it is parents in a community who spearhead ...

Published: 2013 by Robert Benincasa , Reviewed: October 02, 2013


Tips for College Success by Nigel the Fox

This booklet with tips on how to succeed in college is a fun, cartoon-like way to get some valuable tips for students transitioning to college. There are 12 tips from meeting the professor before class starts to using technology such as audiobooks, PDF's, iPad, iPhone,and MacBook. Each tip provides an explanation, strategies for use, and links to resources when appropriate. Each tip also has a link to a "student" who ...

Published: 2012 by Amir Bar and CAST , Reviewed: November 13, 2012


Teens Succeeding with Technology

Designed for parents and professionals creating a transition plan for students interested in science or mathematics, the Teens Succeeding with Technology (TeST) program offers parents and professionals several online tools and resources to help students with disabilities transition into college and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). PACER has a posted a series of videos describing the TeST program and outlining the advocacy skills the program is designed ...

Published: 2012 by PACER Simon Technology Center , Reviewed: August 13, 2012


HuffPost Teen

The Huff Post Teen is an online newspaper that is geared toward teenagers. The Huffington Post is its "parent" organization. Access to the Huffington Post is onscreen at all times. The Teen version has a variety of resources. There is news about social issues and events of interest to teens. There is a section in which teens can post poetry and share fiction with others. There are sections that talk ...

Published: 2012 by Huffington Post , Reviewed: April 04, 2012


CNN Student News

CNN Student News is a ten-minute, commercial-free, daily news program for middle and high school students produced by CNN. This show and website are available free of charge during the school year. The taped show may be viewed live on TV, streamed through the http://www.cnn.com/studentnews/ website, or downloaded as a podcast. In addition, transcripts of each show are available at the website. Topics vary day to day, often covering important ...

Published: 2011 by CNN , Reviewed: July 20, 2011


Zot Artz: Art for All

Zot Artz is an innovative business that designs and builds art tools accessible to individuals with a wide range of disabilities. It was developed with a 1990 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Rockefeller Foundation. It is run by Dwayne Szot, who has a personal background in a foster home with siblings with disabilities and a professional background in fine art. A focus is on large ...

Published: 2011 by Dwayne Szot , Reviewed: April 05, 2012


AAC Low-Tech Toolkit (2009)

This is a collection of presentations on AAC low-tech/no-tech options from the SET-BC Learning Centre. The presentations and related information are meant to help teachers and speech-language pathologists design AAC systems for students. The toolkit includes guidelines, discussions about the essentials of symbol assessment and information on PECS, Partner Assisted Scanning and PODD, as well as examples of Boardmaker activities, and help with theme boards, using communication flip books, adapted ...

Published: 2009 by SET-BC , Reviewed: March 05, 2010


Discover How to Make the Computer Easier to Use: Accessibility Options in ...

Microsoft has designed a CD set to explain and demonstrate the accessibility features built into the operating systems. This can save individuals a great deal of money and time if they simply investigate the operating systems‘ features before purchasing other assistive technology software. The first CD demonstrates the accessibility features for Windows XP. The demonstrations have captions as well as auditory cues for keyboard controls. The features include: display and ...

Published: 2008 by Microsoft , Reviewed: December 05, 2008


Writing with Video

Writing with Video is a fairly new concept that connects videos found on YouTube with writing and communicating ideas. This really is a website that needs to be seen to be understood. Unfortunately not all the links on this site work as they should - some are under construction. There are a great many videos that are downloaded but there is not a great deal of information that shows how ...

Published: 2008 by Samuel Sennott , Reviewed: September 28, 2008


Windows Vista Accessibility Demonstrations

Following the release of Microsoft‘s Windows Vista, these video accessibility demonstrations, and the included transcripts, could become useful tools for Vista users. The demonstrations cover common setup and preference issues for users (including mouse, keyboard, and computer tips) and expand on the basics with more specific demonstrations based on a range of needs: * control a system without a mouse or a keyboard, * use a system without a display, ...

Published: 2007 by Microsoft Corporation , Reviewed: September 10, 2007


A Chance to Read: Access Granted

A Chance to Read: Access Granted is the ninth series installment from the well-regarded WETA limited public television series, Reading Rockets: Launching Young Readers. Access Granted focuses on Christopher Lee, PhD., the director of the University of Georgia‘s Alternative Media Access Center. Like many other individuals in this series, Dr. Lee has learning disabilities. The video clip focuses on examples of the technology that Lee and his colleagues use everyday, ...

Published: 2007 by Reading Rockets , Reviewed: October 18, 2007


A Chance to Read: Twice Exceptional

LD OnLine’s multimedia section presents videos about learning disabilities and related topics. These multimedia resources include videos, webcasts and PSA’s (Public Service Announcements)all focused on increasing an understanding of learning disabilities and similar topics. The PSA’s are narrated by Henry Winkler and the videos and webcasts are narrated by experts in the field. Access to the materials is limited to Internet Explorer which is difficult for Macintosh users. These are ...

Published: 2007 by multiple , Reviewed: January 17, 2008


Freedom Machines

This powerful television show is a must-see for any parent or professional in the education/rehabilitation field, and has been televised by PBS stations throughout the country. The documentary looks at a group of diverse people with disabilities and the technology tools that make education, communication, vocation and recreation possible for them. Success is illustrated, but barriers are also clearly demonstrated during the course of this hour-long presentation. Important statistics are ...

Published: 2006 by Jamie Stobie and Janet Cole , Reviewed: March 11, 2009


Curb Cuts

Curb Cuts is a local TV show aired three times a week on a Public Access station in Central California. It was designed and produced to demonstrate how assistive technology breaks down barriers for individuals with disabilities. Examples of show topics include hands-free computer alternatives, technology for those with blindness and low vision, augmentative communication devices, assistive listening devices for those with deafness/hearing impairment, and wheelchair/mobility aids featuring the personal ...

Published: 2006 by John Lee and Paul Mortola , Reviewed: August 22, 2008


Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Assistive Technology (AT)

This Connsense Bulletin is a podcast discussion with Joy Zabala (creator of the SETT Framework) about Universal Design for Learning and its three essential "multiples": multiple material representations, multiple methods to engage students, and multiple methods of expression in relationship to assistive technology and AT assessments such as SETT. Zabala carefully disproves the belief that UDL removes the need for assistive technology by modeling how the UDL principles relate to ...

Published: 2006 by Joy Smiley Zabala , Reviewed: December 09, 2008


AAC Intervention to Maximize Language Development in Young Children

The AAC-RERC website is host to a webcast given by the chief author of this report. (AAC stands for augmentative and alternative communication. RERC stands for Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers.) The presentation is in video format with a text outline accompanying it. There are additional videos within the webcast demonstrating therapists‘ work with children ages 16-36 months. The topic is how to enhance language and communication for young children with ...

Published: 2005 by Janice Light, PhD. , Reviewed: July 05, 2006

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