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12 05, 2023

Don’t Ditch the Smartphone: A Care Giver’s Guide to their Loved One’s Phone

2023-05-12T08:43:00-04:00May 12th, 2023|General|

Written by By Jerilyn Fleck M.S Ed, Special Education As your loved one is aging, they can still use their smartphone for multiple things besides phone calls and text messaging. In this article, I'm going to focus on two essential tasks to enhance cognitive engagement and mental sharpness: staying connected and playing thinking games. I’ve used some [...]

12 05, 2023

Home Safe Home

2023-05-12T07:34:42-04:00May 12th, 2023|Smart Home Tech|

Written by Shannon Taber As the Director of Inclusion and Accessibility at UCP of Eastern CT, I had the pleasure of working with Bin (pictured) and his wife, both of whom are wheelchairs users. They moved into an accessible home in the past year and with the support of staff from the Department of [...]

22 02, 2023


2023-02-22T08:01:25-05:00February 22nd, 2023|Announcement|

Connecticut's Assistive Technology Innovation Conference When: June 22 & 23, 2023 Where: Sheraton Hartford South Hotel, 100 Capital Blvd., Rocky Hill, CT 06067 This 2-day event includes an ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY EXPO on June 23rd, hosted by the CT Tech Act Project  AT Expo attendees will have the opportunity to interact with and have hands-on experience with Assistive Technology [...]

22 02, 2023


2023-02-22T07:52:56-05:00February 22nd, 2023|Announcement|

Do you or one of your family members use Assistive Technology (AT)? Would you be interested in sharing your input to help shape AT programs and services offered by the CT Tech Act Project? Join the Assistive Technology Advisory Council and impact our AT future in Connecticut! The AT Advisory Council meets virtually 4 times [...]

31 10, 2022

Holiday Shopping Just Got Smarter!

2022-11-01T08:44:43-04:00October 31st, 2022|Product Spotlight, Smart Home Tech|

Written by Amy Norton, EASTCONN & Arlene Lugo, CTTAP Smart home technology devices make awesome holiday gifts, especially for individuals with disabilities or aging adults who might be looking for ways to enhance access to their home, improve their functioning, and make a real difference in increasing their independence! Here are some of the [...]

28 10, 2022

New Program Alert: Bridging the Digital Divide

2022-10-31T09:32:05-04:00October 28th, 2022|Announcement|

A collaboration between the Department of Aging & Disability Services (ADS) State Unit on Aging & the CT Tech Act Project (CTTAP).  This 2-year pilot program allows us to have a full-time Digital Divide Coordinator (DDC) at two of our community AT Partner agencies: the NEAT Center at Oak Hill & UCP of Eastern [...]

28 10, 2022

Excellent Resources from the AT3 Center

2022-10-31T09:27:10-04:00October 28th, 2022|Announcement, ICT Accessibility|

by Arlene Lugo, Program Director, CTTAP The National Assistive Technology Act Technical Assistance and Training Center, also known as AT3, offers a wide array of resources on the AT3 Center website. If you haven’t had a chance to take a look around I encourage you to do so. I’d like to call out two of [...]

5 04, 2022

Thank You to the CT Tech Act Project AT Partners!

2022-04-05T09:52:04-04:00April 5th, 2022|Announcement, Uncategorized|

AT Awareness Day is also a day to give thanks and recognize Assistive Technology professionals. The CT Tech Act Project is extremely grateful to our community AT Partners whose staff do a fantastic job providing AT services to individuals with disabilities and aging adults in Connecticut!  CREC: Assistive Technology Services Berkshire Bank  Assistive Technology - [...]

4 04, 2022

National Assistive Technology Awareness Day is Wednesday, April 6, 2022!

2022-07-12T08:29:51-04:00April 4th, 2022|Announcement, Events|

The CT Tech Act Project and our AT partner agencies are celebrating National AT Awareness Day to bring attention to the important role Assistive Technology (AT) plays in the lives of individuals with disabilities and aging adults. What is AT? AT is any item or piece of equipment that is used to increase, maintain or improve the functional [...]

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