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Empowering Individuals with Do-It-Yourself Assistive Technology -Amy Hurst and Jasmine Tobias

Summary:  This paper brings to lights the reasons why some Assistive Technologies have low acceptance rates, which include – lack of considering user requirements and opinion in selection, 2) it is not very easy in obtaining some devices, 3) some devices perform poorly, and 4) user needs and priorities change over time. 607 more words


Verdi Club Did Not Meet Elections Ontario's Accessibility Standards

Commentary by Linda Saxon. The following response to my input regarding barriers at the Verdi Club was received today via email.

November 13, 2014

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FGM, Feminism and Ferguson

It’s been an oddly long week, full of inspiring and disillusioning events.

The news today that Darren Wilson has been allowed to kill the 18 year old Michael Brown and face no punishment really hit me hard. 604 more words


Coursera's Global Translator community: Transifex subtitle translation interface

NB this post is made to illustrate a reply to Transifex Support about the video player in the subtitle translation interface for the Global Translator Community. 192 more words



It’s the time of the year that a lot of people express how thankful and grateful they are for people, animals, places and things in their lives. 773 more words

Parenting A Child With Special Needs

Grateful for Talking Books

A book is a device to ignite the imagination.

–Alan Bennett

I am always amazed when I download a book on my BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Downloads) Mobile app and can immediately start listening.

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