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A screenshot of the Co-VidSpeak app for children with complex communication needs

2/4/2021

University of Delaware's Center for Disabilities Studies and Software Developer Adapt Video Conferencing App for Students with Complex Communication Needs

Remote instruction poses significant obstacles for children with complex communication needs, including difficulty accessing Zoom, Google Classroom and other popular speech- and text-based communication apps. To give educators an alternative, the University of Delaware's Center for Disabilities Studies (CDS) became a beta tester for Co-VidSpeak, a video conferencing app originally designed for intubated hospital patients. Co-VidSpeak combines video with preset icons, words and phrases displayed around both conversation partners' screens, called "boards." Users can communicate by indicating the icons, words or phrases with their eye gaze.

 
 
 

Upcoming Events

AIR-P Presents: Using Autism Research to Inform Policy: Successes, Lessons, and Challenges

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Monday, March 15, 2021
4:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom Webinar

This webinar presents results and lessons learned from nearly a decade of autism research aimed at informing policy to improve the lives of youth and adults on the autism spectrum. We will discuss how the work of the Life Course Outcomes Research Program and the Policy and Analytics Center at the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute have informed policy at the local, state, national and international levels. We will also outline the process and considerations necessary for creating effective information dissemination environments and partnerships, provide examples of useful tools for designing for dissemination, and guide a discussion of continued challenges.

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RESOURCES

Journals

The Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal

Disability Studies Quarterly

Journal of Disability Policy Studies

Canadian Journal of Disability Studies

Critical Disability Discourse

Disability & Society

Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies

 

Listservs, Blogs, and Other Social Media

Society for Disability Studies (SDS) Listservs
Listservs maintained by the Society for Disability Studies (membership required)

Disability Studies in the Humanities Listserv
Active Disability Studies and Humanities listserv maintained at University of Maryland

Disability Studies, Temple University Blog
Cool stuff in the world of geography, disability studies, and educational leadership.

Based at Temple University in Philadelphia, with contributors from coast to coast - a "portal to the disability blog world".

Disability Studies Listserv UK
Disability-Research discussion list managed by the Centre for Disability Studies at the University of Leeds

Teaching Disability Studies Facebook Group
"A place to exchange ideas broadly about teaching disability studies, as well as teaching about disability in non-DS classes"

 

Disability History Collections

Disability History Museum
Virtual library and education programs

Disability Rights and Independent Living Movement
An introduction, oral histories, and other resources from UC Berkeley

Museum of disABILITY History
Virtual museum, educational materials, and exhibit information from People Inc

Parallels in Time: A History of Developmental Disabilities
Text and images about developmental disability from ancient times to the self-advocacy movement

Parallels in Time II: 1950-2005
Video clips, documents, and more from the Minnesota Governors’ Council on Developmental

 

Guides and Other Materials

Disability Rhetoric
Link to list of disability themed special journal issues and other teaching materials

Disability Law Research Guides and Resources
Information about law, policy, and jobs in the field of disability law compiled by faculty, students, and staff at Syracuse Law

The Disability Archive UK
Archive of seminal writings of disability studies scholars from the UK maintained by Centre for Disability Studies at University of Leeds

AUCD 2007 Pre-Conference Workshop on Developing Programs in Disability Studies
Agenda and Power Points from multiple sessions

 

 
 

Disability Studies Program Information

Disability Studies Programs within AUCD Network
Degree and certificate programs at University Centers within the AUCD network.

List of Disability Studies Books and Resources
List of books and resources compiled by the AUCD Disibility Studies Sig.

Academic Programs in Disability Studies in North America
List of programs compiled by Syracuse University.

Society for Disability Studies (SDS) 2004 Guidelines for Disability Studies Programs
Guidelines for emerging programs in Disability Studies established by SDS Board (.doc format)