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Assistive Technology in Education


DeSoto County District Uses Online Speech Therapists

A school district in Florida has made public its use of "telepractice" to provide speech therapy to students.

Desire2Learn Expands Support for Web Conferencing, Captioning

Desire2Learn has unveiled new capabilities for its flagship learning platform, including integration with several collaboration, communication, and accessibility tools.

Washington School District Offers Online Speech Therapy

A rural Washington school district has found a new way to support students needing speech therapy and lighten the caseload for its crew of speech-language pathologists.

Atomic Learning Offers Free Accessibility Workshop

In recognition of National Disability Awareness Month, the workshop will be available at no cost through December 15.

Digital Conversion Service Publishes Accessible, Multi-Platform Textbooks

A company known for helping clients in the media and retail sectors digitize their publications has launched a version of its publishing platform for converting PDF-based books into interactive texts that can be accessed on multiple platforms for the education segment.

School for Blind Leads the Way in Distance Learning

Microsoft Lync proves invaluable when teachers and students can't be together.

Apple iOS 6 Guided Access Boon for High-Stakes Testing with iPads

During its Worldwide Developers Conference 2012 in San Francisco this week, Apple introduced a new feature that addresses both user accessibility and testing needs when its mobile devices are used in schools.

Researchers Add Sound-Based Gesture Recognition to Commodity Computer

A small team of Microsoft and University of Washington researchers are developing a technology that will allow ordinary computers--and eventually mobile devices--to detect gestures and motions in order to control them. SoundWave, as it's called, uses the speaker and microphone already built into most computers to sense in-air actions, such as a wave of the hand to specify an action like, "scroll the screen up" or "scroll it down."

SmartDesk Ships ADA-Compliant Cirrus Furniture Line With Motorized Option

Smartdesks has launched the Cirrus line, furniture designed to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

BrightStar Reader Debuts in the US

BrightStar Learning has made the BrightStar Reader, an online application designed to help students with disabilities improve reading and comprehension, available in the United States.

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