Assistive technology (A.T.) is everywhere, from our mobile devices to our eyeglasses, our wheelchairs to our grab bars, our speech-to-text to our text-to-speech. Today we celebrate how assistive technology makes a difference every day for most everyone.
To raise awareness about the importance of A.T., we reached out to our community of A.T. users, family members, and service providers to learn what you most love and enjoy. Thank you to everyone who contributed!
Let these words of wisdom and photographs inspire you to create your own posts and share on your favorite social media platform. Happy #ATAwarenessDay everyone!
“I have seen the power of matching the right A.T. tool with the right person from working in the field for decades. My favorite is showing someone text-to-speech; it’s simple and life-changing!”J.P, MN
“One my favorites has to be the Seeing AI app from Microsoft.[…] It combines so many useful features for blind and low vision users into one easy-to-use, free app that is available across platforms. Where a person once needed to carry several bulky, expensive single-function items, they can now use Seeing AI for a variety of daily tasks from currency identification to color identification to barcode scanning.”C.F., MN
“My favorite A.T. is my calendar and contacts app on my phone. The calendar app keeps me organized and the contacts app keeps me in touch with people.”Carol Page, SC
“Communication apps on tablets! I love seeing people of all ages being able to communicate with others, sharing their joys and opinions.”Anita Swanson, TX