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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

CTD Webinars for February 2018

The following free webinars on Assistive Technology come from CTD – the Center on Technology and Disability: Wearables as Supports for Executive Functioning and Independence Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 – 5:00pm to 6:00pm EST Innovative Strategies to Enhance Understanding and Comprehension with Assistive Technology Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 – 4:00pm to 5:00pm EST Assistive Technology (AT) Tools for Writing Tuesday, February 20th, 2018… Read more CTD Webinars for February 2018

February 2018 Webinars

The following information comes from the Accessible Technology Coalition (ATC): Emerging Workplace Technologies and Vision Loss from PEAT Talks February 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm Eastern Intro to Accessibility: What Employers Need to Know to Create a Technology-Accessible Workplace from AskEarn February 22, 2018 at 1:00 pm Eastern Wearables as Supports for Executive Functioning and Independence… Read more February 2018 Webinars

AT4Maine – A New Service for Mainers who Need Assistive Technology

The AT4Maine website is a new service being offered by Maine CITE and four statewide Assistive Technology (AT) providers. On AT4Maine, consumers will find a wide range of AT devices and products available for a demonstration or short-term loan. AT is any device, piece of equipment or product that makes it easier for someone with… Read more AT4Maine – A New Service for Mainers who Need Assistive Technology

Upcoming PEAT Talks deal with Accessibility

The following two events are being offered by the Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology (PEAT): PEAT Talks: Expanding Accessibility Awareness in Higher Ed Thursday, January 18, 2018 – 2:00 pm ET Technology companies dedicated to accessibility often face the challenge of preparing designers, engineers and researchers to think and build inclusively. Similarly, academic programs in design,… Read more Upcoming PEAT Talks deal with Accessibility

Google Maps calls on millions of users to boost access info

From E-Access Bulletin Live… The Google Maps team has requested its extensive user community help improve its accessibility listings. As reported in previous issues of e-Access Bulletin, Google has taken various steps to increase its accessibility offerings in maps during previous months (see e-Access Bulletin December 2016). Now, however, the Google Maps team have explicitly… Read more Google Maps calls on millions of users to boost access info

More tech to keep seniors safe at home

The following comes from Aging in Place Technology Watch… As August winds down, startups wind up.  For some, maybe they still think that summer is winding down and all is quiet in business and beyond. But no — back to school, back to work, and back to starting companies.  Aging 2.0 finalists have been announced, conference media organizations are ramping up, and a… Read more More tech to keep seniors safe at home