Category Archives: Disability Related

Ex-Washington State football standout Steve Gleason considered for Congressional Gold Medal

TTSSteve Gleason, the Spokane native who starred for the Washington State University Cougars and played football for the NFL’s New Orleans Saints, had his name submitted for a Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor awarded by Congress.Federal lawmakers from … Continue reading

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ePolicyWorks- Work Matters: Harnessing Innovation to Advance Workforce Opportunities

http://www.ispeech.org Work Matters: Harnessing Innovation to Advance Workforce Opportunities Twitter Chats On April 23, 25 and 27 at 1 p.m. EST, ePolicyWorks will host a series of three short Twitter chats focused on accessibility as it pertains to all aspects … Continue reading

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Steve Gleason’s Space for Humanity Video Application

Text to SpeechIf I understand the application correctly, the applicant video(s) with the most likes advances to the interview process. With your help I’d like to be that applicant. I’m setting a goal of 5000 likes by this Friday. Can … Continue reading

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Usability Testing Opportunity: Usability Research, Integrated Channels & Experience

http://www.ispeech.org     Now recruiting: Online banking users with visual impairments/disabilities. We’re creating a panel to get feedback on our website. With your help, we’ll create better online banking experiences that are accessible to a wider audience. To qualify to … Continue reading

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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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