assistive technology

Assistive Technology Makers’ Fair

From the University of New Hampshire – AT in New Hampshire Program Make A.T. for All Conference and Expo! Saturday, September 29, 2018 – 8:00 am to 4:30 pm ET The A.T. Makers’ Fair will inspire participants to become creative problem solvers, bringing together makers of all abilities to share ideas, develop new skills and enhance innovations for… Read more Assistive Technology Makers’ Fair

Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology in Post-Secondary Education

From the Great Lakes ADA Center… The Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology in Post-Secondary Education (QIAT-PS) project created a set of indicators to describe the characteristics of high quality AT services provided to students in Post-Secondary educational environments. The indicators are divided into five general areas: Awareness and Eligibility -The Awareness and Eligibility area describes the… Read more Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology in Post-Secondary Education

Accessible Technology Webinar Series

From the Great Lakes ADA Center… Online Video Accessibility Thursday September 20, 2018 at 2:00 – 3:30 pm ET. with Terrill Thompson, Technology Accessibility Specialist at the University of Washington. Program Description For video to be fully accessible, its audio content must be accessible to people who are unable to hear (solution: captions), its visual… Read more Accessible Technology Webinar Series

July 2018 Webinars

The following list comes from the Accessible Technology Coalition. Make sure to sign up for their free newsletter… Strategies and Ideas for Creating a Dyslexia-Friendly Classroom from July 10, 2018 at 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT Why is the Student Having Difficulty With Eye Gaze? from AbleNet July 17, 2018 at 3:00 pm Eastern Too… Read more July 2018 Webinars

“Captioning Video” resources revised and expanded

For many years, we have provided a resource about captioning video content. The information was very popular and bookmarked by many. As the accessibility guidelines have expanded in recent times, we have expanded the “captioning video” resource as well and have updated information about resources where you can find software and services to help you make… Read more “Captioning Video” resources revised and expanded

May 2018 Webinars

In addition to our Maine AEM webinar, Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) for School Based Therapists on May 16, 2018 at 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET, we learned of a few other free webinars via our friends at Accessible Technology Coalition…   Digital Accessibility of Educational Materials in Higher Ed from NCAEM Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 9:00 AM Eastern. Introduction… Read more May 2018 Webinars

March 2018 Webinars

From the AT Coalition… Speech2RTT (Transcribes speech to text, in real-time, on Android) from EASI March 6, 2018 at 2:00 pm Eastern Tools, Tips, and Tricks on Mobile and Web Platforms for Users with Disabilities from Great Lakes ADA Center March 8, 2018 at 2:30 pm Eastern (90 min.) Study Skills 1: Research and Note-taking… Read more March 2018 Webinars

Spurwink ALLTECH opens store in Portland

Website Launch and Store Opening Spurwink ALLTECH has announced the re-opening of the Assistive Techology Equipment Reuse and Loan Store in Portland and the launch of the new website Equipment Reuse The new Portland location at 892 Riverside Street, offers consumers access to gently-used recycled durable medical equipment at a much-reduced cost, as well… Read more Spurwink ALLTECH opens store in Portland

AFARI Mobility Device featured in exhibit

News from the University of Maine’s Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies (CCIDS)… The AFARI Mobility Device, co-invented by CCIDS professors Elizabeth DePoy and Stephen Gilson, is part of the current Access+Ability exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City. Here are links to some recent articles about the exhibit and/or AFARI: Access+Ability’… Read more AFARI Mobility Device featured in exhibit