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Sharing the latest Assistive Technology news, tips, products, accessibility information and success stories with you. If you would like to contribute an article or share an upcoming event or activity, please use this link to Contact Us and review the “Guidelines for Articles” post.
Guidelines for Article Submissions
Want to share your articles, information and/or upcoming event? We would love to hear from you & include your contributions in the next CTTAP News e-newsletter and on our blog! Article Submission Guidelines are: One feature article of 1,200-2,000 words Several [...]
Don’t Ditch the Smartphone: A Care Giver’s Guide to their Loved One’s Phone
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 [...]
Home Safe Home
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 [...]
SAVE THE DATE! ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY EXPO, hosted by CT TECH ACT
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 [...]
JOIN THE CTTAP ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY ADVISORY COUNCIL
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 [...]
Holiday Shopping Just Got Smarter!
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 [...]
Combating Social Isolation Using Assistive Technology
written by Pam Fields, ATECH The degree to which individuals are interconnected and embedded in a community has a powerful impact on their health and personal wellbeing. Social isolation is typically defined by a low frequency of social contact, [...]
New Program Alert: Bridging the Digital Divide
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 [...]
Excellent Resources from the AT3 Center
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 [...]
8 Ways to Turn a Traditional Home Into A Smart Home
Written by Pam Fields, ATECH With advancement in technology improving every day, assistive technology keeps getting better and better, providing more seamless integration into our lives. As direct-care givers, what’s the best, and easiest way we can use the new [...]
The Access Through Technology Program Makes a Difference!
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 [...]