This section of the website is entirely devoted to additional links and articles about how these technologies improve the autonomy of people with developmental disabilities.
Technology Tools for Students with Autism: Innovations that Enhance Independence and Learning – a book edited by Katharina I. Boser, Ph.D., Matthew S. Goodwin, Ph.D., & Sarah C. Wayland, Ph.D.
The Touched By An Alien blog provides awareness of individuals with Asperger’s syndrome and other disabilities.
AbleLink Technologies of Colorado Springs makes assistive technologies and provides technical assistance to people with disabilities.
Video: Living the Smart Life was produced by AbleLink Technologies and features Rusty, a man with a developmental disability uses an app to help guide his bus schedule and has his iPad read to him.
Video: Teenager with autism used his iPad to give a speech at his high school graduation ceremony despite being nonverbal.
CNN.com story iPad Gives Voice to Kids with Autism
Assistive Technology In Action is a series of videotapes that explain how assistive technology helps people with disabilities in their day-to-day lives.
Video: The Case Against Assistive Technology by Don Johnston Incorporated
Conference paper: Use of Technology to Increase Functional Autonomy and Facilitate Communication for People with Disabilities: Design of an Emerging Dis(ease)ability Model by Raffaella Conversano, Gaetano Manzulli, and Maurizio Binacchi (published in Italy)
Increasing Student Success Through Instruction in Self-Determination, from the American Psychological Association
White paper: Blue Assist and Cloudina Care Innovation to Realize More Autonomy and Social Inclusion (published in Belgium)
University of Colorado at Boulder Cognitive Disability Database
How The Tablet Computers Have Evolved on Riyaz, a technology site in India
The History of Smartphones: a Timeline from The Guardian
The History of the Smartphone from The Next Web
TED Talk: How Social Media Can Make History by Clay Shirky
Blind Man Making Apps More ‘Appcessible’ (published in New Zealand; includes video)
Video: iPhone 4S: Life-Changing Phone for Blind (published in New Zealand; contains video)
Partners in Policymaking Online Course in Self-Advocacy (Self-paced; anonymous; free)
Everyone Matters is a global inclusiveness campaign emphasizing everyone’s dignity and respect
This project started with a few simple stories. If you would like to send me additional links or e-mails about this topic, the address is firstname.lastname@example.org. I sincerely appreciate your contribution!