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

Combating Social Isolation Using Assistive Technology

2022-10-31T09:30:12-04:00October 28th, 2022|Product Spotlight, Smart Home Tech|

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, and is often associated with lower quality of wellbeing. Recent research has been giving attention to whether [...]

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

8 Ways to Turn a Traditional Home Into A Smart Home

2022-10-31T09:26:55-04:00October 28th, 2022|Product Spotlight, Smart Home Tech|

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 and emerging smart-home devices to assist in providing better care? Even if the current living [...]

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

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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