assistive technology

Deafblind Learning Modules Available

The New England Consortium for Deafblind Technical Assistance and Training (NEC) is pleased to announce Deafblind Learning Modules for Professionals, Paraprofessionals, Parents and Interveners The Open Hands Open Access (OHOA) Deaf-Blind Intervener Learning Modules are a national resource designed to increase awareness, knowledge, and skills related to intervention for students who are deafblind (ages 3… Read more Deafblind Learning Modules Available

AT helps Maine orchard grow

The Sun Journal recently published an article about the Pietree Farm in Sweden, Maine describing how the Maine AgrAbility project helped Stephen and Tabitha King make the farm more accessible so their daughter Naomi (who has a progressive muscular disorder) could continue to work. The article notes, “King was adamant about making the whole farm… Read more AT helps Maine orchard grow

Justice and Education Departments Issue Guidance on Effective Communication in Schools

From the US Access Board… The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Education (ED) have issued joint guidance on providing effective communication for students with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), as well as the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504). This guidance, which includes… Read more Justice and Education Departments Issue Guidance on Effective Communication in Schools

Accessible Meetings Resource

The Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies (CCIDS) at the University of Maine and Speaking Up for Us (SUFU), Maine’s Self-Advocacy Network, have collaborated on a new free resource, Planning Accessible Meetings and Conferences: A Suggested Checklist and Guide. The checklist, a 15-page accessible PDF, is designed to help any person, group, or organization plan a… Read more Accessible Meetings Resource