Category Archives: Disability Related

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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FARMER/VETERAN

http://www.ispeech.org Farmer Veteran Documentary on PBS’ Independent Lens, May 29th Our Website Home from three combat tours in Iraq, Alex Sutton forges a new identity as a farmer, hatching chicks and raising goats on 43 acres in rural North Carolina. … Continue reading

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RIGHT TO RISK – About the Film

http://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech The “Right to Risk” documentary was filmed in May 2005, accompanying eight individuals with significant physical disabilities on a 15-day whitewater raft trip down 225 miles of Colorado River through the most inaccessible and awe-inspiring environment of Arizona’s Grand … Continue reading

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‘Sesame Street,’ ‘Power Rangers’ Could Help Dispel Autism Stereotypes 

Text to Speech On a sunny day on Sesame Street, Abby Cadabby asks her new neighbor Julia if she wants to play a game. Julia, a red-headed Muppet in a pink smock, doesn’t answer at first. Instead, she stares straight … Continue reading

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K’Track Glucose – PKVitality

http://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech K’Track Glucose is the first wearable tracker that measures your glucose effortlessly, painlessly and in seconds. K’Track allows diabetics to self-monitor their glucose levels without the need for cumbersome and painful blood-based tests. K’Track Glucose requires no calibration, just … Continue reading

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Book: Looking for Heros

http://www.ispeech.org My name is Aidan. I am a high schooler in Raleigh, North Carolina. I am also dyslexic. Dyslexia is a neurologic disorder that impairs reading. Reading quickly and accurately is often the key to success in school. Without it, … Continue reading

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Ed Roberts, Disability Activist 

http://www.ispeech.org Ed Roberts (January 23, 1939-March 14, 1995) was the first student with severe disabilities to attend the University of California, Berkeley. He was a pioneering leader of the disability rights movement. Roberts contracted polio at the age of fourteen … Continue reading

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