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The National Geographic Society estimates there are over 300 variations of sign language globally. The Odd Gentlemen is contributing to this diversity by introducing Harmonium Sign Language (HSL) for their upcoming game, “Harmonium: The Musical.” In the game, the protagonist Melody and t…
10 hours ago · From Assistive Technology Blog
Last week, the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) in England introduced a groundbreaking British Sign Language (BSL) Relay Service to assist deaf individuals during emergencies. Starting in May, all ambulances in the region are now equipped with iPads featuring the SignVideo app. This app enables f…
2 days ago · From Assistive Technology Blog
Today marks the launch of the Disability Culture Lab (DCL) — the first-ever nonprofit disability media and narrative lab, with a mission to shift the narrative on disability from fear and pity to solidarity and liberation and move the needle on ableism from indifference to action. For more inform…
8 days ago · From Assistive Technology Blog
This month’s ASAT feature comes to us from Juliana Oliveira, PhD, BCBA-D, and Alice Shillingsburg, PhD, BCBA-D (University of Nebraska Medical Center – Munroe Meyer Institute). To learn more about ASAT, please visit their website at www.asatonline.org. You can also sign up for ASAT’s …
12 days ago · From Different Roads to Learning
Be My Eyes, a groundbreaking app designed to aid the blind and visually impaired, has launched its award-winning application on Windows desktop, available now on the Microsoft Store. Announced at Microsoft’s Build Week in Seattle, this expansion brings the Be My AI feature from their successfu…
03.06.2024 · From Assistive Technology Blog
Do you want to improve the accessibility culture at your business or organization? Join IAAP for  an upcoming virtual symposium on June 12th and learn how you can leverage a Community of Practice to encourage organic accessibility growth, create a sustainable roadmap, and build a true culture o…
02.06.2024 · From Assistive Technology Blog
By Ashleigh Evans, MS, BCBA Time is a challenging concept for children to grasp. It is even more difficult for concrete thinkers, as many neurodiverse children are. Children with autism tend to understand concrete concepts better than abstract ones, like time. Visual timers and other supports can…
30.05.2024 · From Different Roads to Learning
By Nahoma Presberg, MS BCBA NYS-LBA You’ve probably heard that ABA is a tool to teach social skills. You’ve probably also heard that one of the characteristics of autism is difficulty with social interactions. But what does that mean exactly? Does that mean that conversations with friends are har…
24.05.2024 · From Different Roads to Learning
Hello, puzzle enthusiasts! Dive into our latest crossword adventure that shines a spotlight on the incredible world of assistive technologies and services. This captivating puzzle is packed with intriguing clues about the innovations transforming lives for individuals with disabilities. From electri…
20.05.2024 · From Assistive Technology Blog
Major Updates Eye Tracking: Control iPad or iPhone with eyes. Music Haptics: Experience music through vibrations. Vocal Shortcuts: Perform tasks with custom sounds. Vehicle Motion Cues: Reduce motion sickness in vehicles. Accessibility Features for CarPlay and visionOS: Enhanced acce…
19.05.2024 · From Assistive Technology Blog