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17 12, 2020

Samsung Galaxy Has an Instant and Powerful Impact for Stay Connected Program

2020-12-17T11:30:08-05:00December 17th, 2020|AT Success Stories|

by Kristopher Thompson, NEAT, Smart Technology Specialist A few weeks ago, Independence Northwest reached out to me with an urgent referral for the “Stay Connected” program. The referral was for a woman who, like many facing social isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic, lived alone and had mobility challenges that prevented her from getting out to [...]

17 12, 2020

Amazon Echo Show Brings Caregiver Peace of Mind for Stay Connected Program

2020-12-17T11:29:25-05:00December 17th, 2020|AT Success Stories|

by Amy Norton, EASTCONN Assistive Technology Specialist One of the best parts of working with consumers as part of “Stay Connected” is finding ways to help make life easier for people, especially during these trying times. I recently had the pleasure of speaking with a very lovely woman in CT, who is the primary caregiver [...]

17 12, 2020

Remote Training Allows Consumer to Stay Connected

2020-12-18T14:48:23-05:00December 17th, 2020|AT Success Stories|

 by Jen Lortie, UCP Assistive Technology Specialist In mid-September, assistive technology specialists at UCP of Eastern CT worked with Connecticut resident Nancy Robertson through the “Stay Connected” program to provide her with computer training, so she could connect with her friends and community during COVID-19. One big challenge? Ms. Robertson had never used a computer [...]

17 12, 2020

Social Distancing Does Not Have to Mean Social Isolation – Generations on Line

2020-12-17T11:29:09-05:00December 17th, 2020|Product Spotlight|

Generations on Line (GoL) Helps Seniors Navigate Tech Options By Katie Burke, Administrator, Generations on Line If you, or someone you love, wants to learn how to use a tablet or smartphone to access the internet, Generations on Line (GoL) can help. GoL is a 20-year-old national non-profit, with a mission of narrowing the digital [...]

17 12, 2020

Accessible Pharmacy Services Can Help Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities

2020-12-17T11:28:57-05:00December 17th, 2020|Resource|

by Patrick Olsen, Director of Business Development for Accessible Pharmacy Services in Connecticut Accessible Pharmacy is a comprehensive healthcare company specializing in medication management for individuals who are blind, have a disability or are part of the senior community. Accessible Pharmacy Services provides free home delivery throughout Connecticut and will work with any insurance provider, [...]

17 12, 2020

Instructional Robots have Moved into Oak Hill!

2020-12-17T11:28:41-05:00December 17th, 2020|Product Spotlight|

By Adam Kosakowski, NEAT, Assistive Technology Specialist Meet Kebbi! Kebbi is an educational robot that integrates artificial intelligence, software, and hardware technology to provide a variety of facial expressions, body movements and communicative interactions. Kebbi provides a unique set of capabilities that offer students with autism and other special needs a unique approach to learning [...]

17 12, 2020

Lending Library Brings a Voice to Transition Student

2020-12-17T11:27:59-05:00December 17th, 2020|AT Success Stories|

by EASTCONN’s Ann Bedard, M.S., CCC-SLP, Assistive Technology Specialist/ Speech-Language Pathologist The TouchChat app was recently trialed through EASTCONN’s AT Lending Library by Chris, a transition-age student with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Several AAC options were ruled-out prior to Chris’s device trials, after matching specific software design features to his abilities and needs. For example, Chris had [...]

4 03, 2020

Accessibility Tip: Everyone Uses Captions!

2020-05-13T07:34:18-04:00March 4th, 2020|ICT Accessibility|

Written by Adam Kosakowski, M.Ed., ATP, Assistive Technology Specialist at New England Assistive Technology (NEAT), an Oak Hill Center If you’re deaf or hard of hearing or know someone in that population, you likely know about captioning and how it’s needed on videos in order for them to be accessible. But, did you also know [...]

4 03, 2020

Working Together to Support Independence

2020-05-13T07:39:23-04:00March 4th, 2020|AT Success Stories|

Written by Stacy Fulton, ​EASTCONN Assistive Technology Specialist, ATP, OTR/L, CAPS In the Spring of 2019, Connecticut’s State Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education, made available an opportunity for one-time funding for “Individuals with Significant Cognitive Disabilities.” Eastford Public Schools, in collaboration with EASTCONN’s Woodstock Academy Cooperative, proposed and received an award to further [...]

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