Tikkun Olam Makers (TOM) is a global community of makers helping people with disabilities develop open source technological solutions for their challenges. In October 2016, TOM launched an online marketplace for people around the world to share open source technological solutions for everyday challenges facing people with disabilities.
What does it take for students with a visual impairment or blindness (VIB) to succeed in a digital classroom? How should students be evaluated for a particular device? How do students get started with a new device? Perkins School for the Blind has launched Paths to Technology, an elearning website with a treasure trove of information about technology for students with visual impairments and blindness. The site digests information about technology applications, accessibility, and student perspectives on the use of technology.
The London-based disability advocacy group Scope has created a series of 18 emojis portraying people with a range of abilities. The icons include people in wheelchairs, individuals with prostheses, a guide dog, and those with hearing impairment and other disabilities engaging in a variety of activities.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF), the nonprofit organization that founded and preserves the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall, has released new curriculum materials that are available to teachers to teach Vietnam in their classroom.