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Plan now to exhibit at RESNA 2012 in Baltimore
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Reserve your booth space today. Spaces are assigned on a first-come first-serve basis. For a copy of the complete Exhibitor Prospectus, click here. The floor plan layout can be found here. Don't miss an opportunity to gain access to a group of individuals who are key decision-makers influencing purchasing decisions in their clinics, schools, agencies, AT centers, universities, private practices and other settings.

To maximize your marketing efforts, don't pass up an opportunity to also be a sponsor or advertise in the final conference program and exhibit guide.




PBS documentary to chronicle disability rights movement
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A first-of-its-kind television documentary premiering in October tells the story of the disability rights movement. The film, "Lives Worth Living," follows the evolution of the disability rights movement starting in the post-World War II years through the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990. The story is told through interviews with people with disabilities who emerged as key leaders and legislators who were influential in passing the ADA. More

Robots built to help autistic children
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Robots aren't known for their soft side. They build cars and defuse bombs; they don't, as a rule, make friends or deal with feelings. But a few groups of researchers around the world are working to build robots for an unusual purpose: Making emotional connections with autistic children who often struggle to interact with humans. More

Pets with paralysis rock their wheels: 30 awesome animals
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Man isn't the only animal that sometimes needs a little help getting around. Man's best friend can also need some help — as you'll see in this amazing collection of photos from across the nation. It shows dogs of all shapes and sizes that have been fitted with wheels that give them free rein to run, play, sniff and lick. And canines aren't the only critters to be fitted with assistive devices — provided by rescue charities. More

Apple iPad 2 accessibility features review
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The iPad 2 is a tablet computer meaning that rather than having a traditional laptop with a screen and a keyboard, you just have a touch screen, to navigate you simply touch the screen. Two main things that were added to the iPad 2 with applicability to accessibility were FaceTime and PhotoBooth. PhotoBooth on the Mac has been a really interesting tool with autism and other learning and behavioral disabilities. More

Paving the way for travelers with disabilities
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Travel by people with disabilities, also known as disabled travel or accessible travel, is on the rise. The travel industry is waking up to disabled travelers' special needs by providing more services and greater accommodation. Meanwhile, the sheer abundance of information on accessible travel is astounding — much of it generated by disabled travelers themselves. More

Supporting groundbreaking research to assist the disabled
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Ted Conway is on a mission to improve the lives of persons with disabilities. As an experienced engineer and an individual living with cerebral palsy, Conway is using his position at the National Science Foundation to fund groundbreaking research aimed at developing new technologies, devices and software that will assist persons with disabilities and help them be fully functioning members of society. More

New York mayor pushes back over wheelchair-accessible cabs
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To New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the theoretical space between the backseat and front in wheelchair-accessible cabs seems dangerous. "I think you're going to see suits about people getting up trying to get across the divide. There is so much more space between the back seat and the divider. People are going to get hurt,” said Bloomberg. Their major complaint is that the city's new “taxi of tomorrow” is not wheelchair-accessible. More

Bionic breakthrough helps paralyzed woman get back on her feet
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Laurie Kammer slipped into the embrace of the high-tech backpack, connected to the lightweight black braces that ran down her unresponsive legs. Then, after some coaching, she stood on her feet and took her first steps since the fall in June that broke her back, leaving her paralyzed. They call it a wearable robot. Basically, a motorized exoskeleton first conceived to greatly amplify the strength of soldiers, it was once the staple of science fiction writers. Now researchers are studying a new use for the bionic technology — enabling paralyzed people to walk again. More


 
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