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Individuals with disabilities and their family members now have a new way to save and plan for future expenses. New Yorkers can now open a tax-deferred 529 Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) account. The accounts are...

source: Oswego County Today

Amazon Echo, Siri and Google Home. You've probably heard about these virtual assistants, and you might even have one in your pocket. The technology is especially helpful for people who are visually impaired. Legally blind...

source: WDBJ-TV

"What's an ox?” That was the confounding question assistive technology specialist Neal McKenzie faced a year and a half ago from one of the 100-plus students he helps who is visually impaired in the classrooms of Northern...

source: EdSurge

Henry "Trae" Winter, who works at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts, decided to build an app to help people who are blind experience this summer's eclipse. Eclipse Soundscapes, which launched for iPads and iPhones recently, features...

source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In their continuing efforts to "audio describe the world," researchers at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa will collaborate with Google, the American Council of the Blind and the National Park Service to audio describe...

source: University of Hawai'i

2 p.m. EDT, Sept. 21 Accessibility experts Ted Gies and Jay Nemchik will discuss the business significance of VPATs and their best practices for handling requests.

source: RESNA


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