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

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 [...]

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 [...]

4 03, 2020

Accessibility Tip: Everyone Uses Captions!

2020-05-13T07:34:18-04:00March 4th, 2020|ICT Accessibility|

Written by Adam Kosakowski, M.Ed., ATP, Assistive Technology Specialist at New England Assistive Technology (NEAT), an Oak Hill Center If you’re deaf or hard of hearing or know someone in that population, you likely know about captioning and how it’s needed on videos in order for them to be accessible. But, did you also know [...]

3 03, 2020

Smartwatches as Assistive Technology

2020-05-13T07:40:00-04:00March 3rd, 2020|Product Spotlight|

Written by Nicole Natale, MS, CCC-SLP, ATP, CREC Resource Group There is no denying the rise in popularity of wearable technologies, especially smartwatches. The market is saturated with many devices that have a multitude of features. Smartwatches provide many benefits to people with disabilities and can be used as part of anyone’s Assistive Technology toolkit. Many [...]

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