The United States Census reports that among the 53.9 million school-aged children (age 5-17), there are 2.8 million with a disability (5.2 percent). This number is accurate, compelling, but capable of being ignored, since the majority of children in…
I wonder when the empathy will become action, the kind of action that comprehensively improves the quality of life for everyone with disabilities. This is the important work ahead, and we must begin before we experience the inevitable explosion of adults with Autism.
The one disappointment I have had since Digital Scribbler launched Quick Talk AAC is the lack of a great social stories app.
Inclusion prevents dehumanization. When a group is included they become real to the mainstream population. What makes them real is the creation of physical, emotional, and intellectual ties or connections.
The goal of our work at Digital Scribbler is inclusion. We believe technology helps those with disabilities overcome their human limits.
Technology companies are increasingly aware of the need to make their products accessible to those with disabilities. There are accessibility groups or teams charged with this mandate all over Silicon Valley.