13 04, 2020

Featured Item: The GrandPad

By |2020-05-13T07:38:54-04:00April 13th, 2020|Product Spotlight|

Written by EASTCONN, Where Learning Comes to Life, Assistive Technology Library During these uncertain times our reliance on technology to stay connected with family and friends is more important than ever.  Designed with seniors in mind,  the GrandPad simplifies the interface to the basic features offered in many other tablets.  With it’s large buttons and [...]

4 03, 2020

Accessibility Tip: Everyone Uses Captions!

By |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

By |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 [...]

3 03, 2020

Smartwatches as Assistive Technology

By |2020-05-13T07:40:00-04:00March 3rd, 2020|Product Spotlight|

Written by Nicole Natale, MS, CCC-SLP, ATP, CREC Resource Group There is no denying the rise in popularity of wearable technologies, especially smartwatches. The market is saturated with many devices that have a multitude of features. Smartwatches provide many benefits to people with disabilities and can be used as part of anyone’s Assistive Technology toolkit. Many [...]