Thank you, TechOWL, for your dynamic dedication to raising AT awareness and providing technology recommendations along the way.
Sometimes the technology we need is already in our pocket.
Thank you MonTECH for sharing a story of empowerment through technology and helping us celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month.
Here’s an assistive technology success story perfect for both National Disability Employment Month and AAC Awareness Month. Many thanks to the Colorado AT Act Program, and congratulations to Eliane Kleingeld!
Have a disability? Learn about working with assistive technology. In recognition of National Disability Employment Month and Blindness Awareness Month, AT3 Center shares this success story from the Illinois AT Act Program (IATP).
Brought to you by the Work ACCESS team at Georgia Tech (home of Georgia Tools for Life, the GA AT Program).
Thanks to Stacy Driscoll, Program Coordinator for the NH AT Program (ATinNH), for these tips for how to ensure your next Zoom meeting or webinar is accessible to all, including participants with disabilities.
Most of these tips correlate to one overarching principle: assistive technology as an extension of a person’s personal space, perhaps best understood as an extension of their body.
To increase efficiency and reduce or eliminate the possibility of harm (e.g. neck/back pain, repetitive stress injury, vision problems), products that are advertised as “ergonomic” may be appealing. Buyer beware!
Fluency devices (or apps) allow a user to hear their own speech with an altered pitch and a slight time delay. This creates a “choral speech effect” which has been shown to dramatically reduce stuttering.