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Accessibility Concerns Delay $30M Amazon E-Book Contract in N.Y.C.

[Source: Education Week] New York City schools delayed a vote this week on awarding a $30 million contract to Amazon to develop an online e-book storefront for educators, after advocates for blind and visually impaired individuals raised accessibility concerns. The … Continue reading

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Helping Toddlers Understand Emotion Key to Development

[Source: Medical X Press] The simple parenting strategy of helping toddlers understand emotion may reduce behavioral problems later on, finds a federally funded study led by a Michigan State University researcher. The study, published in the September issue of theJournal … Continue reading

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Genes’ Role In Cerebral Palsy ‘Much Stronger’ Than Once Thought

[Source: Disability Scoop] With new findings suggesting that genes play a significant role in cerebral palsy, researchers say that broader use of genetic testing in those with the condition may be warranted. In a study of 115 children with cerebral … Continue reading

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Airlines Encouraged To Better Serve Flyers With Disabilities

[Source:  Disability Scoop] A new guide from the U.S. Department of Transportation is spelling out the rules air carriers must follow when dealing with travelers who have autism and other developmental disabilities. The federal agency sent guidance to airlines this … Continue reading

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Small Study Shows High School Music Classes Improve Language Skills

[Source:  US News and World Report] A tiny study of 40 high school students in Chicago perked up some ears recently. It found that a small amount of musical instrument instruction — only two to three hours of band class … Continue reading

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