In honor of Deaf Awareness Month, let’s remember that communication equity begins with asking a d/Deaf person how they prefer to communicate and making the effort to remove barriers, accommodate preferences, and avoid assumptions.
Today the provisions incorporated in the ADA are more obtainable than ever before in history thanks to advancements in assistive technology (AT), the increasingly ubiquitous nature of AT in common devices, and a growing awareness about the power of technology to empower lives.
AT3 Center is honored (and heartsick) to offer this tribute to Joy Smiley Zabala, Ph.D., who passed away July 1. Joy was a principal architect of contemporary AT practice.
Thank you to Ability Tools Program Manager Katherine Crowley for this timely advice (first posted at their program’s Where It’s AT blog) and helping us all to stay cool.
Today’s the day we celebrate and share how assistive technology makes a difference every day for most everyone.
We’d love to read and publish your words of affection for your favorite devices.
A power wheelchair was recently donated to REquipment, the durable medical equipment (DME) reuse program in Massachusetts. Inside the pocket was an anonymous note intended for the next user.
Thank you, Ability Tools (the California AT Program) for this wonderful interview with Angela Madsen (originally published a year ago). Madsen died last month pursuing her dream to cross the Pacific (from California to Hawaii) a journey she’d completed with a partner in 2014.
These poems are an important reminder that AT is a very personal decision.
Thank you to the Maryland AT Program (MDTAP) for permission to share their post on the just-released braille version of the popular card game UNO.