At age 25, Bryan Duarte never thought he’d be at home raising six-month-old twin sons and two daughters, two and nine, using all his senses except sight. He looks after preparation of meals, naps, diaper changes and playtime – all while working on his passion of accessibility for the vision impaired.Read more (No comments)
Archive for the ‘Assistive Technology’ Category
Providing accessible content for students not only helps them succeed in school, it equips them to flourish years later in the workplace. Denna Lambert began accessing RFB&D books in the third grade, and continues today in her role as a young professional at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. The bright young woman in this two-minute video reflects RFB&D's mission in action.Read more (No comments)
Magic happens every day in Susan Allen’s special education classroom, where children who used to hate reading now sit down to devour books. At Canalino Elementary School in California, Allen helps her students get past the stigma of learning difficulties – using RFB&D audiobooks and her own unique system for making reading fun.Read more (No comments)
Hey everyone. I just hung up the phone after speaking with a parent who was attempting to play RFB&D content on an iPod with an app she purchased online. Well, after a round of Q&A I discovered that although the product could play DAISY content, it was not authorized to play RFB&D DAISY formatted books.Read more (No comments)
For eight-year-old Leslie, dyslexia kept her reading at a kindergarten level even as she crossed through second grade. But as her mother relates in this brief video, discovering the power of multisensory learning through RFB&D has revitalized her daughter's relationship with words and books.Read more (No comments)
National Achievement Award winner John Russo lives in Texas, but by many accounts, his speaking demeanor is reminiscent of John F. Kennedy. Teachers report that he is popular on campus delivering "standing-room only" tutoring sessions to 20 or 30 students.
Currently thriving in graduate school at Texas A&M University, John is a passionate advocate for RFB&D's services, which he began to use at Saddleback Community College. Here, he describes how assistive technology levels the playing field for blind and visually impaired students, opening up a critical inroad to independence.Read more (No comments)