The idea of a dental switchboard that was tongue-controlled was first introduced by Alfred Bester in his 1956 award-winning science fiction novel, The Stars My Destination. Now that science fiction has become a reality. It’s called the Tongue Drive System. Simply by moving their tongues, people with high-level spinal cord injuries can operate a computer or maneuver a standard electrically-powered …Read More »
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Since 1974, Computer Technologies Program has provided over one million hours of training and support for thousands of people with disabilities taking steps toward their career goals. We work hand-in-hand with the Department of Rehabilitation so there is no cost for our program’s participants and they have access to a wide range of support services.
Another victory for people with disabilities was achieved this week when the Illinois attorney general’s office announced a settlement with AMC Theatres, the state’s largest movie theater chain. AMC has agreed to make it’s movies accessible for people with hearing and visual impairments. By 2014, all of AMC’s theaters will be equipped with both captioning devices–small rectangular screens that attach to cup holders on theater seats–for people with hearing …Read More »
Wow, you gotta see this amazing device–it’s going to change lives. Turkish scientists have just introduced the Tec Robotic Mobilization Device that “not only allows people who can’t walk get around more independently than any device has before, but it also helps them stand up on their own, which is crucial for maintaining basic health functions in people who have …Read More »
Research shows in order to have a successfully transition from high school to postsecondary education and the world of work, youth with disabilities and their families need to be intentional about planning activities that help youth reach their goals. Students need to be exposed to career exploration and planning. The Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) can help in this process. The …Read More »
The Social Security Administration has hired researchers at the UCSF Disability Statistics Center to conduct a needs assessment to find out how they can better communicate with their beneficiaries who have disabilities. They want to know more about your experience applying for Social Security benefits and your interactions with the Social Security Administration. If you are a person with a disability–cognitive, hearing, …Read More »