Researchers in Israel taught congenitally blind adults to use sensory substitution devices—non-invasive sensory aids that provide visual information—through the senses they do have.
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November 14, 2012
October 12, 2012
In the ruling, Judge Harold Baer specifically cited the benefits that digital content has for people with print disabilities. Meanwhile, Netflix agreed to provide closed captioning on 100 percent of its streaming content within two years.
August 20, 2012
The California nonprofit just won a $32 million grant to expand its collection of audio books—which students can read along with on a computer—and work on the more difficult issue of translating pictures and graphics for students with visual impairments.
June 07, 2012
The state's goal was to ultimately include all students in the online adaptive testing system. The complaint nudged the education department to get to that goal more quickly.
May 03, 2012
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan is urged to consult stakeholders and write new regulations for the education plans of students who are blind or visually impaired and give guidance to school districts on teaching Braille reading and writing.
April 03, 2012
For the first time, students who read Braille in Oregon can take the same adaptive tests in reading, math, science, and social science.
August 29, 2011
How should schools work with a potentially growing number of students learning English who also have a disability?
August 16, 2011
A computer mouse for the foot? A system that keeps a wheelchair user from getting into an accident? A mobile signing math dictionaries with mouth morphemes? These futuristic-sounding creations are now closer to reality.
May 26, 2011
All schools must ensure that any technological device they use is accessible to students with disabilities.
April 27, 2011
Students at Utah's Schools for the Deaf and Blind will have three fewer days of school this year because of budget problems.