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23 Truths Blind and Visually Impaired People Want You to Know. Assistive Technology Helpful in the Classroom for Visually Impaired. Students with vision problems now have a number of tools at their disposal to help keep up in the classroom, they just need to be implemented correctly. Luis Perez, a Florida-based digital accessibility consultant, said in an interview with R&D Magazine that the tools are available and affordable for school districts, but more work needs to be done to ensure that educators are properly trained to effectively use the platforms. “There is definitely more work that needs to be done, I think there has been a slow transition from those who work with students with visual impairment,” Perez said. “I think more professional development is needed, more awareness.” “My experience has been that educators are not always aware of what’s available and also there is still the misconception that you have to buy additional software,” he added.

“It can’t just be providing the tools, there needs to be ongoing professional development. Integracija učenika s oštećenjem vida - Hrvatski savez slijepih. Assistive Technology for Students with Visual Impairments and Blindness. Art: A Great Tool for Teaching Students with Visual Impairments. Versión Español de este artículo (Spanish Version) By Holly Cooper, Technology Specialist, TSBVI, Outreach Art is something most children enjoy doing, and it does not necessarily require great vision or motor skills. There are a lot of quick and easy ways to make art activities easier for kids with visual impairments, even those who have other disabilities. When developing ideas for activities, look for things that involve more than just coloring and drawing with pencils or markers.

Consider materials that emphasize texture and dimension or teach concepts and skills. Many of the traditional arts activities are appropriate if you keep some things in mind. Make work easy to access Use trays (cafeteria type, cookie sheets, or APH work/play trays) to keep materials from rolling or sliding away. Make backgrounds high contrast Consider tactile issues Finger painting or play dough can be a great activity for many children who are not able to hold paint brushes easily. SeeHear Spring 2002. Evals - Evaluating Visually Impaired Students. Compiled by Teachers at TSBVI © TSBVI 2007 Print set - Order # 59445 Eval, textfile - Not Available Order Form/Pricelist in DOC Order Form/Pricelist in PDF Table of Contents of this book Evaluation of students with visual impairments is a complex, multi-faceted process of gathering information using appropriate tools & techniques.

EVALS is a 5-part set which is contained in a convenient file box with a handle and snap tight buckle. Two books of evaluations for the ECC areasOne book of evaluations for academic subject areas for Practical Academics and Basic Skills studentsIndependent Living Skills Assessment and On-going EvaluationTAPS Comprehensive Assessment and On-going Evaluation Many of the evaluations have been aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Section 1 Overview Section 2 Career Education Skills Section 3 Alternate/Modified Curriculum Go to top. American Foundation for the Blind - Home Page. Selected Assessments That Are Used For Young Children Who Are Visually Impaired. X1 Talking Guide.

Discover what Emily, a little girl who is blind, sees when she watches hers – The Wizard of Oz™. Now with the first talking guide from XFINITY, millions of people like Emily can enjoy the magic of TV shows and movies independently. . Emily’s story perfectly captures the reason we work so hard on developing accessible products and services: we want to create opportunities for people who love film and television, but who might not have the opportunity to experience it to its fullest. Read more here. Comcast has partnered with centers for the blind, veteran organizations and long-term care facilities to introduce new technology to more people. The "talking guide" reads aloud channel names, show titles and DVR commands; a national commercial called "Emily's Oz" is set to air during the Academy Awards.

Tom Wlodkowski, Vice President of Accessibility, Comcast Cable, discusses how Comcast is leading the industry in accessible technologies, such as X1's Talking Guide. Comcast X1 Talking Guide Highlighted at Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference | platform. March 13, 2015 Last week I attended the 30th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference.

It’s the premier annual event in the United States that wholly focuses on improving the lives of people who have sensory, cognitive and/or physical disabilities, through the application of technology solutions and techniques. The solutions are sometimes in the form of inventions, such as in the case of screen readers or sensor-based devices, but often in the application of best practices as in the case of ensuring websites are fully navigable without the use of a mouse.

To provide an idea of the scope and breadth of the conference, over a period of three days there are between 15 and 20 sessions per hour hosted by experts in a particular field, or showcasing a specific technology solution. More than 4,000 attendees from around the world attended while a separate exhibit floor hosts over 100 exhibitors. Learning technologies for people with disabilities. Abstract Nowadays learning technologies transformed educational systems with impressive progress of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Furthermore, when these technologies are available, affordable and accessible, they represent more than a transformation for people with disabilities. They represent real opportunities with access to an inclusive education and help to overcome the obstacles they met in classical educational systems. In this paper, we will cover basic concepts of e-accessibility, universal design and assistive technologies, with a special focus on accessible e-learning systems.

Then, we will present recent research works conducted in our research Laboratory LaTICE toward the development of an accessible online learning environment for persons with disabilities from the design and specification step to the implementation. Keywords e-Learning; Accessibility; AccessForAll; Adaptation; MoodleAcc+ 1. This paper starts by introducing the scope of our work. 2.

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Laptops, Braille Displays, Screen Readers & Screen Enlargement - Assistive Technology for the Blind. Topics.tigweb. CTA - How This Legally-Blind Man Uses Technology to Run Marathons. Sharp vision: New glasses help the legally blind see. Jeff Regan was born with underdeveloped optic nerves and had spent most of his life in a blur. Then four years ago, he donned an unwieldy headset made by a Toronto company called eSight. Suddenly, Regan could read a newspaper while eating breakfast and make out the faces of his co-workers from across the room. He's been able to attend plays and watch what's happening on stage, without having to guess why people around him were laughing. "These glasses have made my life so much better," said Regan, 48, a Canadian engineer who lives in London, Ontario. The headsets from eSight transmit images from a forward-facing camera to small internal screens—one for each eye—in a way that beams the video into the wearer's peripheral vision.

Although eSight's glasses won't help people with total blindness, they could still be a huge deal for the millions of peoples whose vision is so impaired that it can't be corrected with ordinary lenses. But eSight still needs to clear a few minor hurdles. 5 Gadgets That Are Changing the World for People with Disabilities :: Tech :: Lists :: gadgets :: Paste. Wearable technology is changing the world, mostly, for the better. It means you can track your runs and workouts more efficiently than ever before, you can pay for groceries with a ring or wristband, and keep safe via various personal alarm services. That’s great, but it pales in comparison to the improvements that various wearables can bring to people with disabilities. A growing number of devices and gadgets richly enhance life for those with physical disabilities. Here’s a look at 5 of the most exciting developments. 1.

Lechal insoles offer multiple advantages. Working like a kind of tap on the shoulder, it means that visually impaired users will always know where they are. 2. EOne’s Bradley timepiece might sound like a fairly conventional watch but it has a lot more going for it than that. One can instantly tell the time via touching the watch and feeling around for where the ball bearings are located. 3. OrCam is a pair of spectacles with a difference. 4. 5. High-tech glasses are helping blind people see. Three Life-Changing Technologies at the 2017 Assistive Technology Conference. Approximately 15 percent of the world’s population—some 1 billion people—have a disability, according to the World Bank. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 1 in 5 people in the United States will be 65 or older by 2030. And 20 percent of Japan’s population is already 65 or older. Many elderly people develop conditions that affect their hearing and vision, making it more challenging for them to benefit from technology.

It’s important to create technologies that can help everyone, regardless of their age or their ability to see, hear, or move. That was the idea behind many of the technologies on display at the CSUN (California State University, Northridge) Assistive Technology Conference, held from 1 to 3 March in San Diego. Here are some of the impressive ones that caught my eye. VIRTUAL ASSISTANT FOR THE BLIND Say you’re walking to meet a friend at a restaurant, and the normal route you take is blocked by construction.

Microsoft's new iPhone app narrates the world for blind people - The Verge. Microsoft has released Seeing AI — a smartphone app that uses computer vision to describe the world for the visually impaired. With the app downloaded, the users can point their phone’s camera at a person and it’ll say who they are and how they’re feeling. They can also point it at a product and it’ll tell them what it is. All of this is done using artificial intelligence that runs locally on their phone. The company showed off a prototype of Seeing AI in March last year at its Build conference, but starting today, the app is available to download for free in the US on iOS.

However, there’s no word yet on when it’ll come to Android or other countries. The app works in a number of scenarios. The app uses neural networks to identify the world around it, the same basic technology that’s being deployed all over Silicon Valley, powering self-driving cars, drones, and more. Top Tech for the Blind and Visually Impaired 2017. Complete darkness? Blurriness? Tunnel vision? Either completely or partially losing the sense of sight is difficult to imagine for most people, but for thousands it is the reality of daily life. While white canes and guide dogs are aids that have stood the test of time, innovative technology is being utilised to make day-to-day life easier for blind and visually impaired people. From smartwatches with braille and glasses with an integrated camera for reading, to apps that offer more independence and freedom, we take a look at some of the best tech around. Glasses that can read and recognise faces Cameras that recognise text and enlarge it on-screen are a wonderful resource for people who are visually impaired, and OrCam takes this concept a step further.

MyTherapy: The Accessible Health App Simple and accessible for allVoiceOver and TalkBack compatibleComprehensive health tracker Download now! A similar piece of tech called Horus is expected to hit the market in 2018. What tomorrow holds. Untitled. What's New in Assistive Technology at the 2017 American Council for the Blind Conference and Convention - AccessWorld® - August 2017. Jamie Pauls Along with grilling out, enjoying time with friends, and taking road trips with my wife, one of the things I look forward to each summer is the opportunity to find out what's happening at all of the conventions related to blindness and low vision.

Although I am not able to attend all of them, the ones I do attend allow me to network with others in the blind community, and, of course, put my hands on the latest releases of the coolest technology around. This year, I had the privilege of attending the American Council of the Blind's annual Conference and Convention in Reno, Nevada. While I didn't see any brand-new products there, I was pleased to learn that many products that have been promised for some time are finally beginning to reach the hands of consumers. Let's look at what products are finally shipping, and which products continue to improve. The BrailleNote Touch Continues to Mature HumanWare Victor Products Just Keep Getting Smarter BrailleSense Polaris Can Be Yours! Bullish: Increasing access to technology for blind people | TechCrunch. Technology can be central to the lives of the 285 million people in the world who are blind or visually impaired, as long as they know how to use it.

That’s where Erin Lauridsen, access technology director at LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, comes in. In her role, Lauridsen helps ensure people who are blind and visually impaired “know how to access all of the technology that they need to live their lives,” Lauridsen told me on the latest episode of Bullish. That can be anything from computer literacy and smartphone use to being able to use assistive technologies like screen readers and magnification. She also works with tech companies like Google, Uber, Lyft and Facebook around user testing to make sure “things that already exist and that are being created are as accessible as they can be to people who are blind and visually impaired,” Lauridsen said. Among those who are legally blind in the U..S, there is a 70 percent unemployment rate, though.

Cool Blind Tech – Top In Assistive Tech News, Reviews and Interviews. From braille to Be My Eyes – there's a revolution happening in tech for the blind | Technology. ‘Seeing’ With Taste & Sound: 6 Innovative Gadgets For The Blind - The Quint. Five innovations harness new technologies for people with visual impairment, blindness | National Eye Institute.

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Ground breaking technology lends vision to the blind. CCTV/Video Magnifier. Understanding Assistive Technology: Simply Said. Mountbatten Electronic Talking Brailler. Check it Out: Environmental Control Toolkit. Assistive Technology in Action - Meet Mason. Revolutionary tech could give sight to the blind. Blind and partially sighted students' access to mathematics and computer te...: EBSCOhost. Learn Tech: Assistive Technology Videos. First User Of Google’s Self-Driving Car Is Legally Blind. Wearable Device GIST Helps the Blind ‘See’ What’s Around Them. 5 Guidelines for Using Technology to Motivate Students. Asistivne tehnologije - pomagala za osobe oštećenog vida (slepe osobe) - Gloria Ferrari doo, Beograd - asistivne tehnologije - za slobodu izražavanja. Aplikacija za pametne telefone prilagođene slijepim i slabovidnim. Portal za škole - Obrazovanje i tehnologija - I slijepa djeca mogu učiti matematiku. Elektronička pomagala - Hrvatski savez slijepih.