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Results From the First Worldwide Survey of Audio Description Activity

Results From the First Worldwide Survey of Audio Description Activity
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Results of WebAIM Screen Reader Survey #6

Results of the 6th survey of screen readers suggests that Window-Eyes and ZoomText must be included in all web accessibility testing.
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Results of Screen Reader Survey

Research results of a survey on the use of screen readers reveals changes since 2009.
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Study Reveals That Children with Autism May Have Difficulties Matching Sight and Sound

New study on autism spectrum disorder examines the link between interpretation of sights and sounds
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Schools Which Adopt Audio Textbook Services Outperform Others in State Assessments of Math Proficiency Among Students With IEPs.

Research on students with disabilities using audio books shows that they have higher test scores in reading and math.
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Audio-Supported Reading for Students Who are Blind or Visually Impaired

Introduction to the use of audio-supported reading and its use with students who are blind or visually impaired
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Reading Aloud to Children: The Evidence

Ample research demonstrates that reading aloud to young children promotes the development of language and other emergent literacy skills, which in turn help children prepare for school.
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Discrimination and Comprehension of Synthetic Speech by Students with Visual Impairments: The Case of Similar Acoustic Patterns

Research study examining the intelligibility of synthetic speech
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Coping Strategies in Reading: Multi-readers in the Norwegian General Education System

Six primary school–aged braille students were taught to name 4 to 10 braille letters as phonemes and another 4 to 10 braille letters as graphemes
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Blind Children's Representations of Complex Scenes in a Narrative

A study to determine how blind children conceptually represent the temporal and spatial relationships
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Increasing Comprehension of Students with Significant Intellectual Disabilities and Visual Impairments during Shared Stories

Research study on listening comprehension during shared stories for two students with significant intellectual disabilities and visual impairments