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AT in the Law
The World Health Organization
OrCam - allows visually impaired people to "see"
Proloquo2go tip sheet
Classroom Accommodations for Non Verbal Learners
Center on Technology & Disability
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OrCam MyEye
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COMMUNITY | Orcam - Rangers change the game
COMMUNITY | Orcam - Rangers change the game

Social Skills Apps | Build Social Skills for Kids
Social Skills Apps | Build Social Skills for Kids

AT in the Law
Click on this link to learn about laws that affect assistive technology and accessibility on the www.ctdinstitute.org  website


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Dear Friends and Colleagues!
Each quarter, our staff at the LI TRAID program identifies articles, videos and current assistive technology (AT) resources that we find interesting and useful. We share these materials with the hope that they are also of interest and helpful to all of you. Please enjoy as you catch up on the most current AT news and resources. As technology continues to become more advanced, we find more and more applications for its use.  AT helps to improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities from birth through the elder years. We encourage you to reach out to our TRAID center and look forward to hearing from you in the near future.
To learn about the New York State TRAID Program click here.
If you have any questions or suggestions for our future TRAID newsletters please email here
Maureen Erickson
Long Island Communities of Practice
Long Island TRAID Program  
The World Health Organization - Assistive Technology Fact Sheet
Assistive technology helps people to live healthy, productive, independent, and dignified lives, and to participate in education, the labor market and civic life. Assistive technology reduces the need for formal health and support services, long-term care and the work of caregivers. Without assistive technology, people are often excluded, isolated, and locked into poverty, thereby increasing the impact of disease and disability on a person, their family, and society.

OrCam - The new innovation that allows visually impaired people to "see"  
RANGERS have become the first football club in the UK to adopt a revolutionary new device which will change the Ibrox experience for blind and visually impaired fans.
A new artificial intelligence solution which can read text, as well as recognise faces, products, colours, and currency notes, is now available at the club.
Rangers has purchased the OrCam MyEye 2 device to assist its blind and visually impaired fans, as well as anyone who has difficulty reading printed text.
Rangers Health Safety & Access Manager Liz Kay commented, "This is a huge step for the club towards helping blind and visually impaired fans....

Are you new to Proloquo2Go? Start here
If you are new to Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) or just new to Proloquo2Go, you are likely feeling anxious and slightly overwhelmed. Here are some useful tips to help you get started!

At a Glance: Classroom Accommodations for Nonverbal Learning Disabilities
Nonverbal learning disabilities  can affect kids in many ways in the classroom. For example, kids with non verbal learning disability may need explicit instruction to pick up on social cues or to understand jokes and other kinds of wordplay. Here are some  classroom accommodations  that may help in this article from Kate Kelly.

CTD: Center on Technology and Disability
As many of you may know, our TRAID center often refers to AT online resources available through the Center on Technology and Disability (CTD). CTD was established by the U.S. Department of Education and has brought its users a wealth of free and high-quality resources. CTD 's funding ended in May 2019, however, the informational website is archived and is accessible through 2021. We strongly encourage you to use the resource-rich website while it is still available.