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Rebuilding America with Universal Design
With the emphasis on rebuilding the infrastructure and putting people to work on construction projects as a way back to economic security for our country, we should be demanding the thorough integration of universal design in all projects.
Recent protests about restrictions on the text to speech function on Amazon's Kindle 2 have illuminated the lack of experience authors and businesses have with the issues and accommodations that provide better access and opportunities for customers with disabilities.
Amazon Kindle 2 and Childhood Disability
Amazon Kindle Wireless Reading Device
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Vision and Eye Related Problems
Universal Design for Learning - Access
to General Education Curriculum
Braille for Children with Vision Impairments
Accessible Designs in Playgrounds and Play Areas
Accessible Playgrounds and Naturally Integrated Play Areas
Inclusion Benefits Mainstream Classmates
Childhood Disability and Supporting Other Mothers
Mothering Babies with Special Needs
New Mother, Newly Diagnosed Baby
Inclusive P.E. for Children with Special Needs
The Disability Hierarchy, Equity and Advocacy
Peer Mentoring Programs and Childhood Disability
Friendship and Inclusion for Children with Special Needs
IEP Preparation - Teacher Support
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