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

Center for Educational and Assistive Technology Partnering to Expand

2021-12-10T14:04:17-05:00December 10th, 2021|Announcement|

The Center for Educational and Assistive Technology (CEAT) at Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) is excited to partner with the Special Education Department and the Assistive Technology Program to increase community partnerships. Bogdan Zamfir, the Director of CEAT, is working with Dr. Lauren Tucker, assistant professor in the Special Education Department and Director of the [...]

27 09, 2021

Movia Robotics Shares a Look into Robot-Assisted Instruction

2021-09-27T12:05:34-04:00September 27th, 2021|Product Spotlight|

Written by Muniba Masood​, Vice President, Movia Robotics Children with autism have always had to change for the world; but now the world is starting to change for them! Devoted to improving the lives of children with autism through Robot-Assisted Instruction, MOVIA Robotics is an innovative tech company that designs products for both the home and [...]

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

SCSU Partnering for Virtual AT Success

2021-09-27T11:55:19-04:00September 27th, 2021|Resource|

Written by Dr. Lauren Tucker The COVID-19 Pandemic resulted in all educational settings unexpectedly converting to alternative teaching formats. Although a challenging conversion, this transition revealed a huge opportunity to collaborate with practicing teachers for the Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) Graduate Program in Assistive Technology. Two initiatives were implemented in the 2020-2021 academic semesters [...]

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 [...]

17 12, 2020

Instructional Robots have Moved into Oak Hill!

2020-12-17T11:28:41-05:00December 17th, 2020|Product Spotlight|

By Adam Kosakowski, NEAT, Assistive Technology Specialist Meet Kebbi! Kebbi is an educational robot that integrates artificial intelligence, software, and hardware technology to provide a variety of facial expressions, body movements and communicative interactions. Kebbi provides a unique set of capabilities that offer students with autism and other special needs a unique approach to learning [...]

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