Category Archives: Disability Related

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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Simon Fitzmaurice, Director with ALS

http://www.ispeech.org When Simon Fitzmaurice was diagnosed with ALS, a disease that made him unable to speak or move his body, doctors said he had four years left to live. That was eight years ago. He has since gone on to … Continue reading

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App Screens For Autism With 94 Percent Accuracy, Researchers Say

TTS  A smartphone app could dramatically speed up the process of screening children for autism, potentially offering feedback in less than a minute. Using eye-tracking technology, researchers say that they can determine with nearly 94 percent accuracy if a child … Continue reading

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Kids, Music ‘n’ Autism | Bringing out the Music in Your Child | Dorita S. Berger

TTS Demo Many children with autism feel a natural connection with music, but don’t always find it easy to participate in musical activities. Packed with tips, advice and activities, this book shows how music and rhythm can help with brain … Continue reading

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Warriors on Wheels

http://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech Warriors on Wheels has been empowering individuals with disabilities in Albany for twenty-five years. Founded by trainer Ned Norton in 1988, the Warriors program uses a strength and conditioning fitness regimen to enhance life skills and independence for individuals … Continue reading

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Bryan Dooley | The Huffington Post | Observations from Below 

Text to Speech Bryan Dooley is a graduate of Guilford College. While earning a degree in History, he won numerous leadership awards and scholarships, wrote for The Guilfordian, and worked as a Diversity Coordinator. Bryan currently writes twice-weekly for a … Continue reading

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