27 09, 2021

Movia Robotics Shares a Look into Robot-Assisted Instruction

2021-09-27T12:05:34-04:00September 27th, 2021|Product Spotlight|

Written by Muniba Masood​, Vice President, Movia Robotics Children with autism have always had to change for the world; but now the world is starting to change for them! Devoted to improving the lives of children with autism through Robot-Assisted Instruction, MOVIA Robotics is an innovative tech company that designs products for both the home and [...]

27 09, 2021

Digital Accessibility Tip! Link Text

2021-09-27T11:59:25-04:00September 27th, 2021|ICT Accessibility|

Written by Adam Kosakowski, M.Ed., ATP,  New England Assistive Technology (NEAT) Center Links are everywhere and are used in every type of digital content. As such, making links accessible is incredibly important. But, how to do so is not common knowledge, and there are many wrong ways to do it that will make the experience worse [...]

27 09, 2021

SCSU Partnering for Virtual AT Success

2021-09-27T11:55:19-04:00September 27th, 2021|Resource|

Written by Dr. Lauren Tucker The COVID-19 Pandemic resulted in all educational settings unexpectedly converting to alternative teaching formats. Although a challenging conversion, this transition revealed a huge opportunity to collaborate with practicing teachers for the Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) Graduate Program in Assistive Technology. Two initiatives were implemented in the 2020-2021 academic semesters [...]

27 09, 2021

Interview between Ann Bedard, M.S., CCC-SLP and Kevin Williams, Prentke AAC Distinguished Lecture at ATIA 2021

2021-09-27T15:11:00-04:00September 27th, 2021|AT Success Stories|

How were you chosen to give the Edwin and Esther Prentke Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Distinguished Lecture at ATIA? I was nominated by Celeste Helling, a Charlotte based SLP who works at the North Carolina Assistive Technology Program (NCATP). Celeste submitted a written nomination to the review committee for the lecture. The review committee [...]

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 [...]

7 08, 2020

“Alexa, Can You Help Me Access My Environment”

2020-08-07T10:13:56-04:00August 7th, 2020|AT Success Stories|

Written by JoAnne Lambert, M.S. CCC/SLP, EASTCONN Accessibility. Independence.  Important for all, but especially important for individuals with disabilities who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).  Through a grant obtained by the Eastford School District, two Amazon Alexa Smart Speakers were purchased for use by a student who uses an AAC device to aid in [...]

23 06, 2020

AT Legend Carolann Cormier Will Retire

2020-06-25T12:34:09-04:00June 23rd, 2020|AT Success Stories|

Written by Nicole Natale, MS, CCC-SLP, ATP, Senior Education Specialist, CREC Resource Group For the past 36+ years, Carolann Cormier has worked as a speech-language pathologist (SLP) and an expert in assistive technology (AT) and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) throughout the state of Connecticut. Since 1995, Carolann’s career has spanned many different work environments, [...]

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 [...]

3 03, 2020

Smartwatches as Assistive Technology

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 [...]

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