Category Archives: Disability Related

The growing acceptance of autism in the workplace – CBS News

text to speechTwenty-seven-year-old Christopher Pauley thought he had it all figured out when it came to looking for a job. He had a detailed spreadsheet of each and every position he applied for — at least 600. But despite his … Continue reading

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Amy Wright is 2017 CNN Hero of the Year – CNN

http://www.ispeech.org Most parents don’t have to declare their children’s fundamental value, but after two of 2017 CNN Hero of the Year Amy Wright’s kids were born with Down syndrome, it was clear that she would have to back them up … Continue reading

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Careers in the Arts for People with Disabilities

Powered by iSpeechThis dialogue seeks to identify the resources that would prove most effective for people with disabilities pursuing education, training, and employment opportunities across all arts and culture disciplines, not only as artists but cultural workers as well. As … Continue reading

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MIT students hack assistive technology solutions for local clients | MIT News

http://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech More than 1 billion people globally need one or more assistive devices, such as prosthetics and communication devices, to address problems resulting from their disabilities. However, currently 90 percent of people in need are without access to those products, … Continue reading

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Tecla expands its accessibility features for users with limited mobility to IOT devices | TechCrunch

http://www.ispeech.org For the past seven years, the Canadian technology developer Komodo Openlabs has been working on a device called Tecla that allow users with limited mobility to control electronic devices. Designed for users who have trouble operating smartphones, tablets, or … Continue reading

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IBM’s Watson: Analyzing Data to Predict the Success of Guide Dog Puppies in Training

http://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speechIf there are two things that seem to be polar opposites, it’s the warm exuberance of puppies and the cold intelligence of a supercomputer like IBM’s Watson. At Guiding Eyes for the Blind in Yorktown Heights, New York, need has brought the two … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s Emma Watch is a game-changer for people with Parkinson’s

http://www.ispeech.org Smartwatches may not be as hot as they used to be, but that doesn’t mean wrist-worn wearables are dead altogether.Far from it, actually. Take the Emma Watch, a wrist wearable created by Microsoft Research Innovation Director Haiyan Zhang that’s … Continue reading

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Limitless: Breaking the bounds of disability | PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs

Speech Synthesis Limitless: Breaking the bounds of disability In the United States, one out of every five adults lives with a disability and 6.5 million students receive services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. However, equal access to education, … Continue reading

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Researchers develop non-invasive deep brain stimulation method | Science | The Guardian

http://www.ispeech.org Now, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have a developed a new method that can stimulate cells deep inside the brain non-invasively, using multiple electric fields applied from outside the organ. In a study published today in the … Continue reading

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Transcending Disabilities: Positive Body Imaging | Kim Lan Grout | TEDxUNC – YouTube

http://www.ispeech.org One day in the grocery store, someone questioned Kim Lan Grout’s ability to be a mother because of her leg amputation. In this talk, Grout explores the way we judge differences, and how simple it is to change the … Continue reading

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