Disability Advocacy

Everything listed under: #TechnologyThursday

  • App Advice

    The App Advice is an Early Education app that is bilingual (English and Spanish) and is FREE today (normally $1.99). It focuses on a variety of early learning and literacy skills. This app was also made from Peekaboo Studios which has a track record of producing quality education apps. https://appadvice.com/apps-gone-free

  • Seat Belt Covers to Help the Disbaled

    ASSISTIVE PERSONALIZED SEAT BELT COVERSThese personalized seat belt covers are saving lives! There is a way for you to personalize seat belt covers to help your child. They can inform first responders and others in case of an emergency. For example, in the picture below the seat cover states, "Tyler: Non Verbal - MECP2 Duplication Syndrome." This assistive technology is helpful for many ways to state the disability the child/person may have, facts about the disability or child/per...

  • Xbox Controller Accessible to the Blind

    Article from Dan on May 14, 2019: https://advopps.org/oh-can-you-see-its-an-xbox-controller-accessible-to-the-blind/. It’s the talk of the town in the tech world! No, you won’t find it on the Microsoft website… yet. However, writers in the field have discovered a patent the company filed for what could well be a very important new accessibility device in its Xbox stable.

  • Researching Ways to Assist Drivers with Autism

    University of Virginia Health System - virginia.eduSynopsis : Researchers use high-tech driving simulator and on-road driving to compare driving performance of novice drivers with autism with those of novice drivers without autism.The University of Virginia Health System is teaming up with the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute to study novice drivers with autism to determine if they would benefit from specialized training to help them become better, safer drivers and feel more comfortable b...

  • Lego Braille Bricks

    The Lego Foundation, which is funded by the Lego Group, the Danish toy company that makes the blocks, announced a new project that will repurpose the usual knobs atop the bricks as Braille dots. And because the blocks will also be stamped with the corresponding written letter, number or punctuation symbol, they can be played with by blind and sighted children alike. The project, called Lego Braille Bricks, is in a pilot phase and is expected to be released in partnership with schools and associa...

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