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‘Robohand’: 7yo girl gets 3D-printed prosthesis

A young girl has acquired a fresh perspective about wearing a prosthetic limb since she was able to help design the device through 3D technology - …

5 iOS Apps for Special Needs Kids

Owning a mobile device offers many opportunities for kids to learn like they never have before, especially children with special needs. Those with …

Blind Artist Relies on Touch and Texture to Create Stunningly Vivid Paintings

While art has always been a major part of John Bramblitt's life, it wasn't until he completely lost his sight that he tried to paint for the first time. From the age of 11, Bramblitt's vision was gradually stolen from him by epilepsy. By the time he was 30, seizures had rendered him completely …

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Dad Of Kid With Autism Develops App So People With Disorder Can Find, Rate Accommodating Places

A Pennsylvania father whose son has autism is creating an app that will help people with the disorder and their families.<p>Topher Wurts is developing the "Autism Village" app which will allow people in the autism community to add, rate and review different restaurants, museums, parks, playgrounds and …

7 Innovative Education Products For The Blind And Visually Impaired

Technology innovation is making education for the blind and visually impaired better, cheaper, and more seamlessly integrated into both traditional classroom and online settings. We examined the extensive technology listings from several organizations, including the National Federation of the Blind …

Great Bike Giveaway Nets 200+ Adaptive Bikes for Special Needs Kids

Nonprofit started with one bike now offers hope for hundreds of kids with special needs<p>Most of us can remember learning how to ride a bike. And most of us take that first taste of freedom for granted. But there are plenty of kids who don’t get to experience that feeling. The Friendship Circle, a …

Disability employment: the three key questions

Answering three key technology questions for job seekers, employers and the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) lies at the heart of …

Blind golden retriever Smiley helps autistic kids to learn (VIDEO)

Meet Smiley, a blind 12-year-old therapy dog who helps children with special needs and brightens the days of nursing home residents in Stouffville, …

Why are young people scared of disclosing their disability to employers?

<b>A survey released to 5 live Breakfast has found that more than three-quarters of disabled students and graduates are afraid to let potential employers know about their disability. It is a classic dilemma for people with disabilities - and it's one I've been facing myself.</b><p>I'm in my third year of an …

Technology helps the blind navigate the London Underground

How London Transport is Using Beacons and Apps to Help the Blind<p>Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>Before you start filling up your calendars with …

New tech that allows blind people to feel some of the world's most famous paintings

How Cloud Is Creating Employment for the Blind and Disabled

It’s no secret that adults who live with a disability frequently struggle to find their place in the workforce – not because of their impairment, but …

More Than Meets The Eye – Campaign for Invisible Disabilities Awareness

After my post on using accessible toilets with an invisible disability went viral with over 2 million views, I knew I had to harness this amazing …

Akili, Autism Speaks partner to study mobile game's efficacy

Boston-based Akili Interactive Labs has partnered with Delivering Scientific Innovation for Autism (DELSIA), a not-for-profit subsidiary of Autism …

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Akili is testing its cognitive games as a treatment for autism, ADHD

The gaming industry has long claimed that its products can have a positive effect on people, and now one group is putting that to the test.<p>Akili Interactive Labs wants to see how well its games work when it comes to treating autism and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. The company has …

New Shopping Cart Designed For Kids With Special Needs

<b>MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO)</b> – For families with children who have special needs, a simple task like grocery shopping can be a complicated, or even impossible, …

These High-Tech Shirts And Pants Can Help Protect Kids With Autism

Many children with autism are prone to wandering away from their home or supervised space. While parents of these children face the daunting task of keeping tabs on them at all times, a GPS-equipped clothing line designed specifically for these families aims to help.<p>Nearly half the parents of …

A MS Patient Builds A Yelp For People With Disabilities

Just because the world is built for able-bodied people, doesn’t mean the disabled have to live with it.<p>People living without disabilities can take for granted how much the built environment is suited for them. It’s easy to walk into a space without noticing the couple of steps you took to reach the …

How Assistive Technology has Changed Disability Employment | Workology

How has assistive technology changed disability employment? One word comes to mind: dramatically! Assistive technology has forever changed the …

Pope Joining Kids With Special Needs For Google Hangout

Pope Francis will engage with children with disabilities from around the world through an online chat.<p>Google said that the pontiff will host a Google …

Camera, mobile, headphones: the low-cost set up that can help blind people 'see'

By Dave Brown<i>, University of Bath</i> and Michael Proulx<i>, University of Bath</i><p>We live in a visual world and build environments that rely heavily on visual …