Year: 2017

Handheld Technology Supports and Transition to Employment

From the Center on Technology and Disability comes this interesting free webinar: Handheld Technology Supports and Transition to Employment Finding a job is hard enough, but what happens once you have one? Young adults with disabilities often have difficulty with learning job responsibilities and expectations. However, that ubiquitous smartphone can be used to support work… Read more Handheld Technology Supports and Transition to Employment

PEAT Talks: The Future of Accessible Work

PEAT Talks is a monthly virtual speaker series to showcase organizations and individuals whose work is advancing accessible technology in the workplace. These events are designed to be energetic and interactive discussions highlighting a spectrum of exciting work supported through The Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT), funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s… Read more PEAT Talks: The Future of Accessible Work

PDF conversion tools and services

A frequent request that we receive at Maine CITE is for assistance in converting complex digital documents into an accessible format. Often these are documents that have been converted to Portable Document Format (PDF) and the original document may no longer be available. The requests often come from organizations and institutions that have a large… Read more PDF conversion tools and services

May and June Webinars…

Maine CITE is offering a great webinar on June 5th at 1:00 pm: Augmentative and Alternative Communication and Aging June 5, 2017 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET This webinar will focus on discussions of commercially available and specialized communication technology, as well as non-technology Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) tools, that can support an aging… Read more May and June Webinars…

Tackled Digital Accessibility

From the Center on Technology and Disability… As states and districts across the nation increase their use of technology to support instruction and communication, the issue of accessible content for students, families, and community members with disabilities needs to be front and center in the decision making process. Addressing digital accessibility takes a team-based approach. Join the Center on Technology… Read more Tackled Digital Accessibility

Senate Aging Committee to Examine the Effects of Social Isolation

From Senator Susan Collins office: Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Bob Casey, the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Aging Committee, will hold a hearing on Thursday, April 27th at 9:45 a.m. in Hart 216 titled, “Aging Without Community: the Consequences of Isolation and Loneliness.” (See details below about how you… Read more Senate Aging Committee to Examine the Effects of Social Isolation

Learn about Audio Description

“Audio description, also referred to as a video description, described video, or more precisely called a visual description, is an additional narration track intended primarily for blind and visually impaired consumers of visual media (including television and film, dance, opera, and visual art). It consists of a narrator talking through the presentation, describing what is… Read more Learn about Audio Description