“the global market leader in eye-tracking and Gaze Interaction assistive technology, announced its next-generation augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) products – the Tobii I-Series. The Tobii I-Series, a family of eye-controlled communication devices, provides individually optimized communication solutions for people with communication conditions such as Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS), autism, Rett syndrome, cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy…” http://eon.businesswire.com/news/eon/20130515005050/en/Tobii/AAC/assistive-technology
STEPP is designed to advance the market for affordable textbook rentals that are fully accessible to students with print disabilities. STEPP was launched by AMAC in partnership with CourseSmart and the AccessText Network through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education…” Watch the video at http://stepp.gatech.edu/
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IPAT ND Assistive Technology Blog
“A brilliant 16-year-old boy who has autism is breaking through his silence and making people realize what autistic kids can do.
Ido Kedar has difficulty controlling his body, and he cannot talk. On first glance, it’s easy to think that he is mentally inept.
Yet beneath that erratic exterior is an alert young man, intelligent beyond his years, who wants desperately to be understood, but is unable to speak his thoughts…”
In this issue:
· Return or Recheck-out Equipment
· Spring Textbooks
· Meyer Library Open 24 hours
· Summer Courses
Return or Recheck-out Equipment
If you checked-out ATC equipment this semester please make sure to return it by Thursday May 16th. If you are taking classes this summer and would like to recheck-out the equipment you will need to complete a new loan agreement for the summer.
All textbooks from the spring semester will be removed from the online folders on Friday May 24th to make room for the fall semester. If you want to keep the electronic copies for future use; please make sure to make copies of the files before May 24th.
Meyer Library Open 24 hours
During finals week Meyer Library will be open 24 hours a day. When the library opens at 9:00am on Sunday May 12th; they will stay open until Thursday at 10:00pm.
If you plan on taking summer courses and have not yet let ATC know you will want textbooks in an alternative format please do so ASAP!
Best of luck on your final exams and projects!