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HIGHER ED ACCESSIBILITY PULSE – April 2024

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UAE Games set to challenge stereotypes about intellectual disabilities

The event, which is separated into two parts, will empower students and athletes with intellectual disabilities to fulfil their potential, said an event organizer. The first segment of the event will see about 400 students competing in the Unified Schools UAE Games, which is being held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) on May 21 and May 22. “The most important message behind the unified games is that it'll help break stereotypes and bring students together,”

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Launch of Ace Learning – Get started with your accessibility journey

Marking this Global Accessibility Awareness Day in a big way with the Beta launch of Ace Learning.

What is Ace Learning? A learning platform that aims to simplify accessibility – make learning about accessibility simple, enjoyable, and impactful. But wait, there’s more!

You will get 3 “Free” Ace Bytes to jumpstart your accessibility journey. These Ace Bytes are bite-sized learning modules packed with accessibility knowledge, delivered in a fun and engaging way!

Students with disabilities should not lose their rights when they are placed in private settings by public school systems

Every year, tens of thousands of U.S. students are placed in private schools at public expense to receive the Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) they are entitled to under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). These transitions appear promising on the surface. However, they come with a hidden cost: the loss of the students’ constitutional rights.

Viewers respond with money and time to help design tiny wheelchairs for sick kids

A groundbreaking program at Tulane University is creating waves of change for young children with disabilities, providing them with specially designed chairs that offer newfound mobility and independence for free. The chair design is simple yet effective, combining wooden bases and wheels with 3D-printed plastic attachments, all assembled by hand in child-friendly, bright colors. As each chair is personalized and signed by its makers, they carry messages of love and care from their creators to their young users.

Let’s solve the problem of Accessible Textbooks

One of the main concerns for students with disability at the start of the school year is ensuring that they are provided with accessible learning materials for their coursework. Ensuring that you have accessible textbooks prepared in advance would go a long way in reducing the challenges faced by these students. The problem of accessible textbooks, although easily solvable, is still surprisingly common.

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