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    Assistive Technology: All Things Ergo

    All Things Ergo is a great information source  that describes features of different ergonomic keyboards and mice as well as offering product reviews.

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    Assistive Technology: Control your PC with your smartphone

    There are a range of apps which can be used on smartphones to control various programs on a computer. For example a student could control a video or audio playback from their computer, while laying down and using their smartphone.

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    Assistive Technolgy: KNFB Reader

    The KNFB Reader is a print to speech application that runs on iOS or Android mobile device. The app enables the camera to take pictures of printed material, rapidly convert the images into text, and read the text aloud using high quality text-to-speech, TTS. Recognized text may also be read using a connected Braille display.  On iOS, the KNFB Reader app will function with all Braille displays supported by VoiceOver on iOS.

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    Assistive Technology: Kurzweil 1000

    Kurzweil 1000 is an advanced reading tool for people who are blind or severely visually impaired.

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    Freedomscientific: PEARL camera with OpenBook software package

    Scanning and Reading Software: OpenBook converts printed documents or graphic-based text into an electronic text format on your PC, using high-quality speech and the latest optical character recognition (OCR) technology. OpenBook is software designed to enhance success for people who are blind or have low vision who need access to printed and electronic materials.

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    Implementing a Peer Mentoring Program for University Students on the Autism Spectrum

    This project has developed, implemented and evaluated a peer mentoring program for young adults on the autism spectrum in higher education. A range of resources are available for universities across Australia to implement their own peer mentoring program.

    Available for download:
    Executive Summary: Autism CRC Peer Mentoring Program Evaluation - Executive Summary; Coordinator Manual
    Specialist Mentor Toolkit; Mentee Information Booklet; Mentor Training Presentation Slides; and, Mentoring Module, Forms, Samples and Templates.

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    Sit stand desks

    Having the option of standing when working at a computer is a necessity for many students with back related conditions. Sit stand desks are available with electronic or manual height adjustment.

    These desks are also ideal in shared spaces as they meet the needs of a wide range of students including wheelchair users who can adjust the height for their needs.

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    Autistic Identity Development and Postsecondary Education

    This article uses a disability identity development model to explore the potential impact of autism acceptance and medical model perspectives at different stages of development. Postsecondary program elements that emphasize neurodiversity, understanding strengths, and the building of academic strategies for success that support students who are in the process of identity development are recommended.  (Disability Studies Quarterly. Vol 36, No 3 (2016) Ken Gobbo, Solvegi Shmulsky).

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    Webinar: Engaging Students on the Autism Spectrum in Tertiary Settings: An Evidence-Based Peer-Mentoring Program at Curtin University

    This webinar was hosted by ADCET and the Australian Tertiary Education Network on Disability (ATEND)  in September, 2016. Presented by Dr Theresa Kidd and Dr Jasmine McDonald (Joint Program Managers of the Curtin Specialist Mentoring Program (CSMP)) .

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    Enabled Employment

    Enabled Employment is a labour hire company for people with a disability. Enabled Employment is unique in Australia and possibly the world with its approach of using flexible arrangements to enable highly capable people with a disability to find productive and well-paid employment. Enabled Employment makes it easy for businesses to fill skill gaps.