Category Archives: Technology

Ron McCallum: How technology allowed me to read

This is an inspirational TED Talk by Ron McCallum on the impact of technology that allowed him to be a successful member of society.

Months after he was born, in 1948, Ron McCallum became blind. In this charming, moving talk, he shows how he is able to read — and celebrates the progression of clever tools and adaptive computer technologies that make it possible. With their help, and that of generous volunteers, he’s become a lawyer, an academic, and, most of all, a voracious reader. Welcome to the blind reading revolution. (Filmed at TEDxSydney.)

Ron McCallum is one of Australia’s most respected legal scholars, and an activist on behalf of disabled people around the globe.

Read Ron’s full bio here.

National Transition Dialogue: Report

Federal Partners in  Transition National Transition Dialogue

 The Federal Partners in Transition National Online Dialogue was held on May 13 to May 27, 2013 through the U.S. Departments of Labor, Education, Health and Human Services and the Social security Administration.  The dialogue generated ideas and comments about federal legislative and regulatory barriers and other opportunities to improve transition outcomes for youth with disabilities.

Based on the input of participants, a report entitled Federal Partners in Transition National Online Dialogue: Participation Metrics was developed to summarize the dialogue’s results. “Your thoughtful responses have added tremendous value and will help to frame our efforts to work together strategically to develop a plan to improve transition results for youth with disabilities by 2020”.

To view the full report, click on this link:View PDF File.