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Can deaf people and blind people be friends? Which bits of spoken office gossip do our non-hearing colleagues pick up? And what does “alp” mean? Deaf TV producer William Mager answers the Ouch team’s nosey questions for Sign Language Week.

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Monday, March 20, 2017 (10-11:30am)

Geared for parents, this workshop reviews the challenges and dangerous situations that may arise through use of the Internet, social media, and smart phones. It is important for parents to be aware of the popular apps, social media sites, and programs used by youth online and the ways it can affect their child with disabilities.

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“When we design for disability first, you often stumble upon solutions that are better than those when we design for the norm.” —Elise Roy, lawyer, artist, human rights advocate

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At the beginning of December, the U.S. House passed a bill that would provide funding for tracking devices and resources to help kids with autism and other developmental disabilities at risk of wandering. The bill known as the Kevin & Avonte’s Law is one step closer to becoming Federal Law.

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Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Medical School are conducting a new research study called ‘Making the Web Easy to Read’ to better understand the ways in which people with intellectual disabilities read information on the web. They are interested in finding ways to make online text easier to read, and hope to see if these changes help people with intellectual disabilities better understand what they read online.

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The Arc has created an online tool for people with disabilities during the election season. Their Voter Support Service provides help with general questions, reporting problems at polling sites, finding polling locations, and more.

Read more about The Arc’s Voter Support Service….

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Have a child with a disability that LOVES to play games and use apps on a cell phone or tablet? Understood.org has created a free Tech Finder to help you find apps and games for your child depending on their grade level and what kind of issue you want them to work on (like writing or reading).