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The Power of International Travel

Haben Girma is a DeafBlind, first-generation African-American, and reflects about her first international experience. She says she wouldn't be the same person she is today if she didn't volunteer abroad as a teenager.

  • Topics: High Expectations, Inclusion, Postsecondary Education, Transition Planning, Self-Determination, Vision Disability, International Study, Travel, DeafBlindness
  • Duration: 4 min
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November 2015 750 High Expectations, Inclusion, Postsecondary Education, Transition Planning, Self-Determination, Vision Disability, International Study, Travel, DeafBlindness

Passport to Possibilities

International experiences through study or volunteering abroad can have far-reaching benefits. Hear four people with disabilities share their experiences, and also learn how the National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange, a project of MIUSA and U.S. Department of State, can help in preparations.

  • Topics: Accommodations, Deafness, High Expectations, Inclusion, Postsecondary Education, Transition Planning, Self-Determination, Vision Disability, International Study, Physical Accessibility, Travel
  • Duration: 5 min
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July 2015 589 Accommodations, Deafness, High Expectations, Inclusion, Postsecondary Education, Transition Planning, Self-Determination, Vision Disability, International Study, Physical Accessibility, Travel

Meet Rachel Magario

Meet Rachel Magario, an assistive technology specialist at PACER Center and a person who is blind. In her series of videos, Rachel shares her story, including the impact of assistive technology, parental support, and maintaining a positive outlook for the future.

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March 2015 134 Perseverance, Vision Disability Voices of Experience

Rachel Magario on Assistive Technology

Rachel Magario shares how assistive technology has advanced her success.

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March 2015 124 Assistive Technology, Accommodations, Vision Disability Voices of Experience

Rachel Magario on the Role of Parents

Rachel Magario discusses the role of parents for transition-age youth.

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March 2015 174 Family Support, High Expectations, Vision Disability Voices of Experience

I Can Soar: Sean

Sean is a popular and outgoing teenager who lost his sight at the age of 10 to retinal blastoma. With the help of assistive technology (AT), Sean is able to participate in regular classes all day long at school, socializes with all of his classmates, and learns and is assessed with the same curriculum standards as his nondisabled peers.

  • Topics: Assistive Technology, Vision Disability, Perseverance, Self-Determination, Self-Advocacy
  • Duration: 6 min
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January 2013 2245 Assistive Technology, Vision Disability, Perseverance, Self-Determination, Self-Advocacy

Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM)

The National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials and PACER Center are pleased to announce the release of our new video explaining Accessible Instructional Materials in easy to understand language. This fully-captioned video is designed to increase awareness of AIM.

  • Part of the Simply Said Series
  • Topics: Assistive Technology, Special Education, Vision Disability, Learning Disability
  • Duration: 4 min
View - Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM)
October 2012 8396 Assistive Technology, Special Education, Vision Disability, Learning Disability Simply Said