Archive for the ‘Assistive Technology’ Category

May 30, 2011

“A Ramp to Self-Determination”

Meet Ben Foss -- inventor of the Intel Reader, new executive director of the Disability Rights Associates legal center, RFB&D alumnus, and wildly dyslexic graduate of Stanford Law School. For your enjoyment, we offer a few extracts from Ben's keynote speech at Learning Ally's Washington DC Gala, held at the National Museum of Women in the Arts on May 13, 2011.

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January 21, 2011

“Reading Is How You Mature”

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.

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March 10, 2010

DAISY is the Ticket

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.

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