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Six months into the pandemic, one thing that has become a way of life for all of us around the world is wearing a mask when we are out and about. Masks come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and styles, and for many has also become a fashion accessory. However, it has been clearly established that masks…
3 days ago · From Assistive Technology Blog
During the month of October, AgrAbility projects from some 20 states nationwide will join together to participate in an AgrAbility Virtual State Fair (AgrAbility VSF) online to provide resources and information to farmers, ranchers, and agricultural workers who are working in production agriculture …
5 days ago · From Assistive Technology Blog
Many of us love to walk – be it as urban dwellers in the busy streets of a major city, in a park, or on an uneven hiking trail. Walking not only has many health benefits, but it is also good for the soul! However, for many individuals, walking for extended periods of time may not always be pos…
12 days ago · From Assistive Technology Blog
Very soon, entire buildings and communities will have the potential to become “Alexa enabled” and enable renters and community members have the smart home experience without having to painstakingly set up each smart device with their own Amazon Echo devices. This could be very helpful for people wit…
07.09.2020 · From Assistive Technology Blog
The North Haven, CT chapter of ACEing Autism, a not for profit that specializes in providing fundamental tennis lessons to children on the Autism spectrum, is offering a six week tennis clinic this fall to its local youngsters, starting September 19. The ACEing Autism clinic invites anyone betwee…
01.09.2020 · From Assistive Technology Blog
Remember the Braille Bricks project Lego piloted last year? Those Braille Bricks have finally officially launched in seven countries – Brazil, Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, UK and USA. Braille Bricks are a fun way for children with vision impairment to not only develop tactile skills bu…
25.08.2020 · From Assistive Technology Blog
JJ Moritz and Matt Schultz have created an orthodontic retainer that allows a user to control their phone or computer with their tongue. The engineers began working full time on this project in November 2019, and are collaborating with Colin Heffern, a landscape architect who is quadripleg…
18.08.2020 · From Assistive Technology Blog
Do you want to just teach skills or teach meaningful responses? Many ABA practitioners and parents struggle to generalize learned skills, whether to parents or other people, to school, community or natural environments. Sometimes they question — will this child ever really learn this behavi…
14.08.2020 · From Different Roads to Learning
For her master’s thesis, Dorothy Clasen created a wearable that just might revolutionize how people with paraplegia and ALS interact within their environments. The wearable device, called [In]Brace, is a mouthpiece with a little attached magnetic object that can be moved by the user’s tongue. Att…
11.08.2020 · From Assistive Technology Blog
Every major city provides public transportation to its residents but how many really care about making there stations accessible for disabled people? The lack of accessibility in particularly one city’s transit system – New York City’s Subway, is very well highlighted in this short movie calle…
05.08.2020 · From Assistive Technology Blog