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Dec 11th – This Week In Virtual Reality

Latest in VR Technology: Ultra High-End VR headset XTAL teams up with Neurable to  unveil the capability of emotional analysis with VR headsets. Coupling eye tracking with EEG (Electroencephalography), this headset offers much more capable analysis of the user’s emotions, intent, and brain activity. Facebook’s VR company Oculus just got approved a patent for “retinal resolution”…
InCreativity

Everyone Can Create: Apple’s Educational Campaign is a Step Toward Inclusion

After two years of promoting its “Everyone Can Code” campaign that pushed for incorporating STEM and especially coding into schools’ learning objectives and curricula, Apple has shifted its focus to the notion that “Everyone can Create.” Through using their products, Apple hopes that not only will students be able to learn now to think creatively in a way that keeps them engaged, but teachers will also be able to be supported in incorporating new and creative ways into their curriculum that includes all types of students.
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5 Must-Have AAC Apps For Adults

Augmented and Alternative Communication (AAC) apps for adults can be used for varied reasons from a temporary disability to a permanent one. Using a device or AAC app for communication gives the user freedom to express him/herself where otherwise they may have not been able to do. The app can be helpful for family members,…
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Why I Decided to Learn to Code

I am a proponent of people learning to code even those working in fields outside of technology. As we continue to add more and more technology to our lives, the ability to code will allow people to personalize their experience as well as continue to improve how the technology is used in their life. There…
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The Origin of E-Soccer, an Inclusive Sports Program

The “This is Me” podcast launched its pilot episode discussing the benefits and necessity of creating an inclusive environment for everyone. The founders of the internationally known inclusive program, E-Soccer, Russ Ewell and Greg Bodzioch, discuss how they went about beginning the program. With the “e” standing for “exceptional,” E-Soccer was meant to bridge the...
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Where are the Adult Inclusion Centers?

Have you ever seen a group of special needs adults in public? These groups usually have a few typical adults leading several other adults with special needs. While most people stare for a bit and then return their focus to the task at hand, those of us with special needs children pay careful attention and…
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Autism Beyond The iPad

The transformative impact of the iPad and touch devices on those with disabilities is plateauing, and will soon be fading. These devices have seen very little innovation since 2012-2013 with the introduction of the Mini and the Air. They are still excellent devices, but their sales have declined for these reasons.
12 Leadership Qualities
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Google I/O 2016: 12 Leadership Qualities of Google’s Sundar Pichai

Mr. Pichai strode across the stage at Google I/O like a scholar or professor instead of a Silicon Valley CEO. He was teaching not selling. He was presenting the results of groundbreaking research. Even the press appears unaware of exactly what is happening as they keep reporting on products, seemingly oblivious to the ideas, perhaps because ideas are more difficult to understand and explain? We look at the product called Google Home (press, developers, and me too!), while Mr. Pichai and his team have their eyes on the science.
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