Friday, October 31, 2014

Webinar: Including Emergency Management in Independent Living Centers

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FEMA Promising Practice: 
Including Emergency Management in Independent Living Centers to Maximize Potential for Whole Community Preparedness

November 13th, 2014
Time: 2:30pm ET

Without cooperative and inclusive approaches to emergency preparedness and management, people with disabilities will be greatly impacted during all phases of disaster. This presentation will engage audiences on how offices of emergency management can work with disability organizations to increase inclusive emergency management practices within local communities. Additionally, this session will explore innovative ways disability organizations can organize to provide resources towards disaster systems.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

5 Tools for Seeing or Hearing Webpages More Clearly

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Richard Byrne at Free Technology for Teachers has compiled a list of five tools that can help students see or hear webpages more easily. From stripping sidebar content to text-to-speech options, the apps and extensions will help those with vision or hearing disabilities.

To view the list, please visit:
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2014/10/5-tools-that-can-help-students-see-and.html#.VFD4KfnF9yx

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A Practical Guide to Congenital Developmental Disorders and Learning Difficulties

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Designed to support professionals working within a multi-modal, A Practical Guide to Congenital Developmental Disorders and Learning Difficulties takes a collaborative approach to assessment and intervention processes. The book is suitable for health visitors, allied health therapists, nurses, teachers and social care practitioners. It is also a useful reference for students in these areas learning about child development and includes critical reading exercises; online searching tasks; self-assessment questions; reflective activities and document analysis prompts. -from the book description

Want to check it out? Email us at cedir@indiana.edu or use worldcat.org to find it in a library near you.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Mobile App Monday - Constant Therapy

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Constant Therapy is an award winning solution that provides personalized therapy tools to people with cognitive, language, communication & learning disorders. People who have Aphasia, TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury), stroke, dementia, speech problems, reading, language or learning disabilities can access 12,000+ items across 60 categories & 10 difficulty levels.

Constant Therapy was designed by scientists at Boston University and is easy to use. Exercises are specifically customized for each person's unique needs - so the program adapts to your progress every day. -iTunes

Want to learn more about this app? Please visit:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/constant-therapy/id575764424?mt=8

Friday, October 24, 2014

Nolo's IEP guide: Learning disabilities

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This edition of Nolo's IEP Guide has been updated to reflect the latest laws, federal regulations, and court decisions that affect the IEP process, and includes fully up-to-date forms, sample letters, and resources to help you every step of the way. Plus, read an expanded section about "appropriate" education measures resulting from a recent U.S. Supreme Court case, and get new details on eligibility for special education services for your child. -from the book description

Want to check it out? Email us at cedir@indiana.edu or use worldcat.org to find it in a library near you.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Disability incarcerated: Imprisonment and disability in the United States and Canada

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Looking at both disabilities and the penal system? Disability Incarcerated is an anthology of works examining the incarceration and segregation of people with disabilities in the United States and Canada.

Interested? Email us at cedir@indiana.edu or use worldcat.org to find it in a library near you.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Crash Course in Library Services to People with Disabilities

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Crash Course in Library Services to People with Disabilities will help librarians get up to speed in understanding what they can do to make library premises and holdings more accessible to people with disabilities. It provides basic information on different types of mental and physical disabilities a librarian might encounter, then offers a range of exemplary policies, services, and programs for people with disabilities—efforts that are in place and working across the country. -from the book description

Want to check it out? Email us at cedir@indiana.edu or use worldcat.org to find it in a library near you.