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Assistive Technology

Guess Who is ABLE to Work?

René Bryce-Laporte | Posted 02.17.2015 | Business
René Bryce-Laporte

People with disabilities can use more programs like PATF's that prepare them for life and the workforce Passage of the ABLE Act is a movement in the right direction, as could be adjustments to IDAs and other anti-poverty programs that permit people with disabilities to participate in them on their way to greater independence.

Mainstream Technology Gives Lift to Assistive Learning

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 05.31.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

The concept of assistive technology to help special education students achieve more in K-12 classrooms is nothing new, but the portability of many of ...

Assistive Technology: A Necessity for Student Success

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 03.31.2014 | Technology
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

At its core, the American educational system is about democratization of knowledge for all students, regardless of their circumstances. In 2011, 22 pe...

Farewell Google Reader, We Knew Thee Well

Joe Entwisle | Posted 08.03.2013 | Technology
Joe Entwisle

I haven't figured out exactly why Google decided to no longer provide access to Reader software, but it comes at a horrible time.

College Seniors Designing For Seniors

Gary M. Kaye | Posted 07.14.2013 | Impact
Gary M. Kaye

Some of the teams have already been approached about taking their inventions into commercial development. Others are still in the relatively early design stages. But collectively they show that many of today's engineering students have a social conscience.

Survey: Telecommuting Is More Than a Perk for Workers With Disabilities

Barbara Otto | Posted 07.08.2013 | Impact
Barbara Otto

That tells me something I've been saying all along to hiring managers and HR executives: Qualified people with disabilities can be recruited just like anyone else, and very rarely do they need special treatment.

Science, Engineering, and Innovation (for Everyone)

Robert St. Amant | Posted 03.28.2014 | Science
Robert St. Amant

Chad Ruble's mother had a stroke some years ago and was left with aphasia. Ordinary phone conversation and email pose challenges. Chad built a system that helps his mother "Kinecticate" with her friends and family.