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 [...]

10 12, 2021

Using AT for Everyday Tasks

2021-12-10T14:30:35-05:00December 10th, 2021|General|

Written by Stacey B. Fulton, OTR/L, ATP, CAPS & Carlie Clayton, OTR/L EASTCONN’s Assistive Technology Department teamed up with EASTCONN’s EXCELS program for an all-inclusive Thanksgiving activity! Our team included students, related services (OT/Speech) and a paraprofessional working together with assistive technology to make it possible to create a yummy Thanksgiving treat. In order to [...]

10 12, 2021

How Assistive Technology Can Support Those Experiencing “Long COVID”

2021-12-10T14:15:25-05:00December 10th, 2021|Resource|

Reposted from IL_NET TA, National Technical Assistance Center for Independent Living What Are “Post-COVID Conditions (Long COVID)?” According to the CDC, post-COVID conditions are “a wide range of new, returning, or ongoing health problems people can experience four or more weeks after first being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19.” Often referred to as [...]

10 12, 2021

Bushnell Sensory-Friendly Performances with Communication Supports

2021-12-10T13:01:50-05:00December 10th, 2021|General|

Written by Dr. Lauren Tucker The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford continued its sensory-friendly series with a production of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical” at the end of November. The Bushnell has established a series of sensory-friendly or relaxed events that increase access to the theater for all patrons. During the [...]

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

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 [...]

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