assistive technology

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

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…

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

Section 508 Webinar Series Covers Updated Standards

The Section 508 Best Practices Webinar Series, which the Board conducts in partnership with the Accessibility Community of Practice of the CIO Council, will focus on the Board’s recent update of its Section 508 Standards. These standards apply to information and communication technology in the federal sector. Upcoming sessions, which are held every other month… Read more Section 508 Webinar Series Covers Updated Standards

Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (VRT) Awareness Week

Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (VRT) Awareness Week will be observed this year April 9-15, 2017 the week of Anne Sullivan’s birthday, on April 14th. Anne Sullivan was an early vision rehabilitation pioneer who worked closely with Helen Keller, to develop the skills she later used as an international advocate for those with vision and hearing loss.… Read more Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (VRT) Awareness Week