Tag Archives: assistive technology

Project Spotlight: Experiencing the World via Touch

February is Low Vision Awareness Month.  For many individuals who are blind, living with low vision, or who are Deaf/blind, touch is an important sense for experiencing the world around them. Technology that is tactile or haptic can help people … Continue reading

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Low Vision Awareness Month

February is Low Vision Awareness Month. Low vision effects millions of people in the US and throughout the world. The National Institute of Health’s National Eye Institute (NEI) defines low vision as a visual impairment that is not correctable by … Continue reading

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Technology and the Inclusive Workforce

As we bring National Disability Employment Awareness Month to a close, let’s take a moment to reflect on the role of technology in building an inclusive workforce. On the one hand, almost every job requires some interaction with technology, from … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for October 2018

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: What is inclusive employment and what information is available to learn about different aspects of inclusive employment? This edition … Continue reading

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NARIC and AbleData – A Shared History, a Shared Vision

In our occasional series, NARIC Director Mark Odum reflects on the history of NARIC and its role in promoting the work of the NIDILRR grantee community. As we approach NIDILRR’s 40th Anniversary, Mark looks back on our long and fruitful … Continue reading

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Low Vision Awareness Month – Tools and Tech from the NIDILRR Community

February is Low Vision Awareness Month! According to the National Eye Health Education Program, more than 4 million Americans over 40 have low vision that cannot be corrected by standard eyeglasses, contact lenses, medication, or surgery. In addition, more than … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for September 2017

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: What is inclusion and how does it benefit people with and without disabilities? Are there unmet inclusion needs? This … Continue reading

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Play dirty: Try accessible gardening!

Continuing our exploration of recreational therapy, we turn to gardening as a potential recreational activity. Gardening is a great activity that can be done indoors and outdoors. Gardening indoors or out can be a part of a healthy and active … Continue reading

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After the Disaster: Recovery

This week we saw catastrophic weather up and down the Gulf Coast of Texas with Hurricane Harvey, including wind damage in Corpus Christi and severe flooding in the Houston area. More rain and flooding is predicted through the end of … Continue reading

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It’s almost time to go back to school. Are you ready?

August is here and that means that parents, students with disabilities, and teachers are starting to prepare for the new school year. For students with disabilities and their families, this can be a stressful, yet exciting, time. NARIC’s information specialists … Continue reading

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