On the Future of Braille: Thoughts by Radical Braille Advocates

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

In what is known as the “ braille provision ,” the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004 mandates that the teams who help write educational plans for students with disabilities presume that all blind and visually impaired children should be taught Braille unless it is determined to be inappropriate. Data from the American Printing House for the Blind’s annual registry of legally blind students shows that in 2012 only 8.8%

Apps for Youth, By Youth

Tech Soup Blog

The app was a finalist in Microsoft's 2011 Imagine Cup, a student technology competition. Our Time (Facebook) is a nonprofit dedicated to youth empowerment through the voting process. iPad, iPhone, MacOS) is a student planner that helps you keep track of your class schedule, track your grades and GPA, manage homework assignments, and create an interactive calendar. Image: App Inventor Workshop ( Flickr ).

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Coming to a Public School Near You: Hopefully, You as a Volunteer

Have Fun - Do Good

Because it was my first time meeting the students, part of the half hour was spent getting to know each other. I highly recommend volunteering with young people, whether they are as little as a kindergartner, or as old as a college student. There are also tons of nonprofit organizations, like Streetside Stories (where the book cover image above is from), that work during the school day, and after school to supplement the schools' curriculum.

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The Art of Relevance Sneak Peek: Part Ex-Con, Part Farmer, Part Queen

Museum 2.0

One of the nonprofits that inspires me locally here in Santa Cruz is a youth empowerment and food justice organization called "Food, What!?" Doron doesn’t work with A students or B students. He strategically includes images of students from Pajaro Valley High, so when he asks, “See anyone you know on here?” While this may not matter to an A student, many struggling youth are miles away from the 200+ credits required to graduate.

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Six New Games for Change: Check Out the Future of Gaming for Good

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Ludwig is a game aimed at educators and students alike. Documentary footage and stories told through game present images of strong women of color. The empowerment of girls in third world countries is a topic many corporate sponsors are looking to endorse. By Jeff Ramos, Community and Content Manager, Games for Change.

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Using Photography to Change the World: An Interview with Paola Gianturco

Have Fun - Do Good

Britt Bravo: In so many of the groups you profiled, the women were using the arts for education, empowerment, or healing. A high school English teacher in Zimbabwe, whose name is Betty Makoni , began hearing stories from her students after school, that they had been raped. Betty and six of her high school English students founded an organization called the Girl Child Network.