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About NCATP

The North Carolina Assistive Technology Program (NCATP) leads North Carolina's efforts to carry out the federal Assistive Technology Act of 2004. We promote independence for people with disabilities through access to technology. Visit our website at http://ncatp.org

Tinkercad: 3D Printing

Text to Speech There are numerous examples like these on Tinkercad that address the challenges that people with disabilities encounter.      Tinkercad is a free, easy-to-use app for 3D design, electronics, and coding. It’s used by teachers, kids, hobbyists, … Continue reading

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» Amazon Echo Controlled Wheelchair Bob’s Electronics Projects

Free Text to Speech Lots of people have been looking into the usefulness of Amazon Echo as a piece of assistive technology. I decided it was time for me to try it out myself. Echo is pretty good at picking … Continue reading

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Clicker Apps for Chromebook

http://www.ispeech.org  Combining classic Clicker support features with the latest classroom technology, our Clicker Apps give your learners access to proven literacy support tools developed specifically for Chromebooks. Literacy support for Chromebook Each Clicker App focuses on one key aspect of … Continue reading

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Sensory-Friendly Santa 2018

http://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech Santa welcomes children of all ages and abilities! Autism Speaks is thrilled to be partnering with Cherry Hill Programs again this holiday season to provide sensory-friendly Santa Experiences for families across the country!All families with children with autism and … Continue reading

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Educator Toolkit | Using Educational Technology — 21st Century Supports for English Learners – Office of Educational Technology

http://www.ispeech.org Educator Toolkit | Using Educational Technology — 21st Century Supports for English LearnersDownloadShare this ReportIntroductionU.S. Department of Education data show that English learners in grades K–12 in U.S. public schools in the 2015–16 school year numbered over five million … Continue reading

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Websites and Seizures

http://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech Developing for Accessibility November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month in the United States. According to the World Health Organization, epilepsy is the most common serious brain disorder worldwide with no age, racial, social class, national, or geographic boundaries. One … Continue reading

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Bessie Blount Griffin, physical therapist, and inventor of assistive technologies

http://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech Bessie trained as a physical therapist at Panzer College of Physical Education (later Montclair State University), and upon completing her training transferred to a veteran’s hospital in Chicago to assist World War II amputees. With many severe disabilities brought … Continue reading

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Grow with Google

Text to Speech Demo Grow with Google Grow with Google is an initiative to create economic opportunities for all Americans and help them access the best of Google’s training and tools to grow their skills, careers, and businesses. For military … Continue reading

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Xbox Adaptive Controller

Text to Speech Demo Xbox Adaptive Controller Game your way.  WATCH VIDEO Game your way Designed primarily to meet the needs of gamers with limited mobility, the Xbox Adaptive Controller is a unified hub for devices that helps make gaming more … Continue reading

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Lynne, get ready to push the button 🎵  | NEW from Skoogmusic

http://www.ispeech.orgSkwitch is the brand new musical instrument from Skoogmusic. But we think it is so much more.Think of it as Skoog’s compact, nimble little brother. Or sister. And it clips straight on to your iPhone, so within minutes you have a … Continue reading

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