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.
Devices, gadgets, apps, and wearables to help manage stress and anxiety in all environments.
Color Vision Deficiency (CVD) is the inability to distinguish between some colors and shades. Most people with this condition can identify some colors. Few people are totally “color blind.”
Tips, tech, and strategies to consider for keeping on top of school and work tasks.
A school teacher acquired an injury to her vocal cords during a surgery and is not able to maintain a typical speech volume throughout the course of her day.
Thank you, Oklahoma ABLE Tech (OK’s State AT Program) for this AT Tip for Employment!