Author: Amanda

UCONN Construction Activity During Summer

In order to provide students and faculty with the best spaces in which to live and learn, UCONN is undergoing a strategic master plan to construct and improve the campus. Please note that construction may inhibit daily routes and routines, as some areas may be closed in order to facilitate the completion of major construction […]

Application for $6,000 Scholarship Awards

Each year, Learning Ally offers two endowed scholarship awards for outstanding students with print and learning disabilities. The top three winners from each program receive a $6,000 scholarship award and participate at a national celebration. College seniors and graduate students who are blind or visually impaired are eligible to apply. Applications are now open and […]

10 Studying and Tech Hacks for Finals Week

We have finally reached the last week of classes, which means final exams are right around the corner. On top of exams, there may still be projects and homework due (how can they be so cruel?). To help ease your worries, here are 10 studying hacks and tech tips for surviving the upcoming workload! Make a “cheat […]

ASL-Interpreted Performances for Shrek the Musical

University of Connecticut Interpreting Services (UCIS) is partnering with the Connecticut Repertory Theater to provide sign-interpreted performances of Shrek the Musical—a raucous (and timely) musical extravaganza based on the award-winning DreamWorks animated. There will be two sign-interpreted performances: a student matinee on Friday, April 28 at 10 am and a general audience matinee on Saturday, […]

Springboard Foundation Scholarship Application

The Springboard Foundation is proud to award scholarships to full-time college students who have documented disabilities of any type deemed to be protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. June 15th (11:59 pm EST)  is the Deadline for applications.  The Foundation’s sole mission is to provide merit-based scholarships to college […]

Guidance on Use of the International Symbol of Accessibility

The U.S. Access Board provides guidance on use of the International Symbol of Accessibility (ISA) under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA). This guidance explains how use of a symbol other than the ISA may impact compliance with standards issued under the ADA and the ABA. To view this […]

2017 Scholarship Competition for Students with Disabilities

disABLEDperson, Inc is inviting any college student with disabilities to participate in their Spring 2017 National Scholarship Competition! For an award of $2,000 (two thousand dollars), students are asked to write an essay with no more than 1000 words on “How will the Trump Administration’s policies affect the disABILITY community?”  All entries must be submitted […]

Apps+Tips on Time Management

Cardinal Rule of Time Management: “Always carry around pocket work” Adapted Hopper, Carolyn H. 2016. Practicing College Learning Strategies, 7th ed. Boston, MA: Cengage Learning. Have you ever felt like there was not enough time in the day to finish your work? One way to get the most out of your day is to make use of the […]

Application for Undergraduate Research Experience in Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh’s Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL) is currently accepting applications for the summer 2017 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Rehabilitation Engineering program. The REU at the HERL is designed to promote greater involvement and understanding of Rehabilitation Engineering and assistive technology. Students will have the opportunity to perform hands-on research in state-of-the-art […]

Tip: Combining Echo Smartpen and Cornell Notetaking

Echo Smartpen One of my favorite types of assistive technology that is offered by CSDTech is the Echo Smartpen developed by Livescribe. As students, we may have been in situations where we miss what the professor had said as we were writing down notes. The Echo Smartpen solves this problem by recording audio that syncs […]