Computer Technology For Persons with Limited Motor Skills
Organize School e-Books with Bookstream
Bookstream helps teachers organize e-books used by students with print disabilities, including blindness and dyslexia. The remote application enables teachers to assign books students can access on their computer or mobile device and read using text-to-speech technology.
Bank of America Accessibility
Like most large financial institutions, Bank of America uses assistive technology, including screen-reader compatible websites and Talking ATMs, to make banking more accessible for persons with disabilities.
Tetra Society Creates Custom Aids for Persons with Physical Disabilities
The Tetra Society of North America is a volunteer-driven nonprofit based in Vancouver, British Columbia that creates accessibility solutions not commercially available for persons with disabilities.
Find Accessible Businesses with AbleRoad iOS App
AbleRoad is an app and website that enables persons with disabilities to find, rate, and review local shops, restaurants, theaters and other businesses based on their accessibility to persons with mobility, sight, hearing, or cognitive impairments.
Access Braille & Talking Books from the National Library Service
For blind, visually impaired, and learning disabled students, the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped offers access to over 400,000 titles in audio, braille, and electronic text that can transform one’s education.
AbleNet Products Help All Disabilities Access Technology
AbleNet creates products and software that give persons with physical and cognitive disabilities greater access to communications and computer technology. The company's 800+ assistive technology products are designed to enhance independence and quality of life for persons with special learning needs.
US Department of Education Extends Sports Access to Students with Disabilities
A January 2013 US Department of Education directive requires schools to offer sports access to disabled students. In this interview, Terri Lakowski (CEO, Active Policy Solutions) discusses the new guidance to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, in terms of what schools must do and students with disabilities can expect.
Build Better Accommodation Solutions for Less
In this interview, Dr. Therese Willkomm, director of Assistive Technology in New Hampshire (ATinNH), discusses her approach to ad hoc innovations that have made her the “MacGyver” of assistive technology.