Posts Tagged "tech"

How to Teach Young Children to Code

Coding has gained the stigma for being a “mature” technical skill. In reality, much like reading and writing, it’s a skill that should be taught during elementary education. As intimidating as coding may seem, the cognitive and critical thinking skills

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How Robots in English Class Can Spark Empathy and Improve Writing

Mention robots to many English teachers and they’ll immediately point down the hall to the science classroom or to the makerspace, if they have one. At many schools, if there’s a robot at all, it’s located in a science or

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Using Soft Robots To Pick And Pack Produce

How do you build a robot that can pack fruit? Or pick up produce without hurting it? In an era where agricultural firms are facing labor shortages and the average worker in the field is 46, automation is becoming an

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How an iPhone is helping a legally blind athlete prepare for the Paralympics

Katie Kelly’s life has always revolved around sport, and living with a disability has not slowed her down. In her twenties, Kelly was diagnosed with Usher syndrome, a degenerative eye sight and hearing condition. Today at 41, she is aiming

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Blindness Is No Obstacle for This Currency Trader in Mumbai

Feeling his way with a white cane, Vishal Agrawal, 29, reaches his foreign exchange trading desk on the fifth floor of Standard Chartered Plc’s office in Mumbai’s business district each day by 8:00 a.m. While his eight other colleagues watch

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Personal Technology and the Autistic Child: What One Family Has Learned

How much time should children spend on screen? Which kinds of games, videos or online activities are harmful to young minds, and which are neutral or even beneficial? These are difficult questions for a parent. Particularly so for a parent

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How tech companies are making their apps more accessible to the disabled

Last football season, Yahoo’s Darren Burton did something he’d never done before: He commissioned a fantasy football league. That may not sound like a particularly impressive feat to you, but for Burton, navigating lists of players, stats, and scores is

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How Apple Made The Watch Work For Wheelchair Users

In America alone, there are more than 2.2 million people who depend upon wheelchairs to get around every day. But most wheelchair users aren’t active. They’re more sedentary, on average, than those who have full use of their legs—and are

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Fancy footwear lets amputees get their game on

When Gyorgy (George) Levay lost both hands to a meningitis infection five years ago, many people might have assumed that his gaming days were over. That’s far from being the case, however. Working with two other Johns Hopkins University grad

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The iMums Review the Zumo™ Learning System by Zyrobotics

The Zumo(TM) Learning System by Zyrobotics is a learning system that makes apps switch accessible so everyone can use them. In the box is Zumo the Turtle, an Android Tablet in a kid proof case which comes pre-loaded with Zyrobotics

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