How Being Included Changed This Boy’s Life

2016-11-10T10:11:29-04:00By |Categories: AAC, Accessibility, Autism, blog, Cross Disability, General, Inclusion, Inclusive Education, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Having opportunities to learn with everyone could access more opportunities for all.

The Impact of 250 Words on Literacy

2016-11-10T10:11:31-04:00By |Categories: Accessibility, Author, blog, Cross Disability, General, Inclusion, Lauri Swann Hunt, Literacy, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ollibean Literacy Lifehacks : Tools for parents and care providers without education backgrounds to easily provide literacy instruction. Sign up for our free Flashcards of the 250 Words that represent over two-thirds of captioned television.

How to Improve Literacy Without Even Trying

2016-11-10T10:11:32-04:00By |Categories: Accessibility, Accommodations, Assistive Technology, Author, Autism, blog, Cross Disability, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inclusion, Lauri Swann Hunt, Literacy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

One of the simplest things you can do to improve

Accessibility Is a Right Not a Privilege

2016-11-10T10:11:32-04:00By |Categories: Accessibility, Accommodations, Advocacy In Action, Assistive Technology, Author, Autism, blog, Cross Disability, General, Inclusion, Inclusive Education, Lauri Swann Hunt, Search Categories, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Accessibility is a right not a privilege. 20 posts

Worth A Second Look: Haben Girma’s 2010 Speech on 35th Anniversary of IDEA

2016-11-10T10:11:40-04:00By |Categories: Accessibility, Advocacy, Advocacy In Action, blog, Cross Disability, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Disability Rights, Disability Rights Leaders, Editor's Picks, Inclusion Videos, Inclusive Education, Ollibean Thought Leaders, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , |

"One of the treasures of IDEA is that it provides children with disabilities the luxury of just being students. Unfortunately there are still many school districts where students with disabilities are denied their right to an education." Haben Girma

Meet the Members of the 2013 National Council on Disability

2016-11-10T10:11:40-04:00By |Categories: Accessibility, Advocacy, Articles, blog, Cross Disability, Disability Rights, Disability Rights Leaders, General, Inclusion, Ollibean Thought Leaders, Politics, Resources We Love, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The National Council on Disability works to further equal opportunity, self-sufficiency, independent living, inclusion and full integration of people with disabilities into the civic, social, and economic fabric of American life.

Closed Captioning Helps All Students

2016-11-10T10:11:42-04:00By |Categories: Accessibility, Accommodations, Articles, ASL Videos, ASL Videos, Autism, Cross Disability, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Developmental Disabilities, Education, Featured (Homepage), General, Inclusive Education, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"Not only were students talking about how much having the

Senator Harkin Delivers Speech in ASL Upon ADA Passage in 1990

2016-11-10T10:11:47-04:00By |Categories: Accessibility, Accommodations, Advocacy, Advocacy In Action, ASL Videos, ASL Videos, blog, Cross Disability, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Disability Rights Leaders, General, Politics, Think Tank, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Upon passage of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 13th, 1990, Senator Tom Harkin delivered a speech on the Senate floor in American Sign Language. Harkin, whose brother Frank was deaf, was the lead Senate author of the ADA, which was enacted later that year. His speech is the first in American Sign Language to be delivered from the Senate floor.

AAC Helps Learners with Complex Communication Needs Reach Their Full Potential

2016-11-10T10:11:48-04:00By |Categories: AAC, Accessibility, Assistive Technology, blog, Editor's Picks, Featured (Homepage), General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

" A lot of these kids end up not reaching their full potential because they suffer from low expectations. People think they don't speak well, so we shouldn't have them in the regular classroom, but a lot of the kids I work with, they're cognitively fine. They're perfectly capable. They just need a viable means of communication to really help them through that." Cathy Binger

US DOE “Access to Sports for Students with Disabilities Is a Civil Right”

2016-03-30T15:45:30-04:00By |Categories: Accessibility, Articles, General, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

U.S. Education Department is telling schools they must include students with disabilities in sports programs or provide equal alternative options.

The Inclusive Class: Supporting Students with Learning Disabilities

2016-11-10T10:11:59-04:00By |Categories: Accessibility, Accommodations, Autism, blog, Cross Disability, General, Inclusion, Inclusive Education, Nicole Eredics, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Nicole and Terri are looking forward to interviewing Dr. Sheldon Horowitz about ways classrooms can support children with learning disabilities.

Ollibean Talks to Ray Ellis, director of “Certain Proof: A Question of Worth”

2016-11-10T10:12:07-04:00By |Categories: AAC, Accessibility, Assistive Technology, blog, Communication, Editor's Picks, Education, General, Inclusion, Inclusive Education, Video, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"All of these children have one thing in common. They were always having to prove themselves, over and over and over again." Ray Ellis

They call me Barney Fife

2016-11-10T10:12:22-04:00By |Categories: Accessibility, Advocacy, Assistive Technology, blog, Featured (Homepage), General, Lifestyle, Politics|Tags: , |

One out of four people that use accessible parking spaces, should not be using them. One out of four people think it's ok to park in a spot specifically designed and strategically to make it easier for someone who uses a wheelchair to have enough space to actually open the door to their van? Ok to park in a space designated for someone who has a heart condition so they don't have to walk quite as far?