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12 07, 2022

The Access Through Technology Program Makes a Difference!

2022-07-12T09:34:15-04:00July 12th, 2022|Access Through Technology|

By Muriel Aparo, CT Tech Act Project In CT, the FCC’s National Deaf Blind Equipment Distribution Program is known as Access Through Technology. We provide equipment needed to make telecommunications, advanced communications, and the Internet accessible to individuals who have a combination of significant vision and hearing loss. In June of 2019, we received applications [...]

12 07, 2022

CT Schools Can Transfer Assistive Technology Devices to Graduating Students

2022-07-12T15:43:35-04:00July 12th, 2022|AT Reuse|

Written by Gretchen Knauff, Director, Office of Services for Persons with Disabilities, City of New Haven When children and young adults with disabilities leave a school system there is often a gap in services, especially when they transition from school to the adult service system or higher education opportunities. This gap is really evident for [...]

12 07, 2022

A Booklover’s Story of Finding Her Voice

2022-09-12T11:41:02-04:00July 12th, 2022|AT Success Stories|

Co-authored by Ann Bedard, EASTCONN and Meredith Daggett Sydney Daggett’s early life started in Texas alongside her twin sister, Maddie. Early on, her family noticed Syd was globally delayed. All of the typical milestones that babies and toddlers experience came much later for Sydney. Years of Birth-to-Three services, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech [...]

12 07, 2022

SCSU Creating Switch-Adapted Toys for Local School

2022-07-12T09:06:48-04:00July 12th, 2022|Events|

by Lauren Tucker, Ed.D. The graduate students in Southern Connecticut State University’s Assistive Technology Program participated in an adapted toy workshop this spring to learn how to increase the accessibility for many toys. Unfortunately, many switch-adapted toys are very expensive and have limited options. To learn the process of adapting and to give back to [...]

12 07, 2022

SCSU New Assistive Technology Certificate

2022-07-12T09:16:42-04:00July 12th, 2022|Announcement|

Written by Lauren Tucker, Ed.D. Southern Connecticut State University is excited to be offering an Assistive Technology Graduate Certificate (ATC) starting Fall 2022.  This 12-credit program focuses on assistive technology (AT) across the lifespan through four hybrid graduate courses with hands-on project-based learning experiences. This program is ideal for any professionals supporting students or adults [...]

12 07, 2022

AT Tools Benefit Student with Complex Learning Needs

2022-07-12T08:42:02-04:00July 12th, 2022|AT Success Stories|

by Stacey Fulton, EASTCONN A student diagnosed with Dyslexia, poor phonological awareness, impacted by ADHD and speech apraxia was referred to EASTCONN for an AT evaluation, specifically focused on written expression. (The student was using some tools for accessing text and more recommendations were added for reading as a result of the evaluation.) Her handwriting [...]

12 07, 2022

Supply Chain Challenges, AT3 Center publication

2022-07-12T08:28:48-04:00July 12th, 2022|AT Reuse|

AT Reutilization Programs have never been more important State and Territory Assistive Technology Act Programs face a number of challenges, and two years into the pandemic, supply chain issues have rippled well beyond the ER and personal protective equipment to include non-COVID-related medical supplies. The AT3 Center Issue Brief highlights the work of Assistive Technology [...]

5 04, 2022

Nancy’s Story

2022-04-05T09:34:43-04:00April 5th, 2022|AT Success Stories|

Seniors - even those with no computer experience - have gained valuable skills through the Stay Connected program. During the height of the COVID pandemic, Nancy, an older adult living independently in her own home, was beginning to feel socially isolated as she was unable to get together with her friends for their [...]

10 12, 2021

Emergency Broadband Benefit becomes a Permanent Program!

2021-12-10T14:31:44-05:00December 10th, 2021|Announcement|

Great news for households who need broadband access in their homes! In the new Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, signed into law on Nov. 15, 2021, the Emergency Broadband Benefit became a permanent program – now called the Affordable Connectivity Program. Households who meet the 200% of poverty level may receive a $30.00 per month [...]

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