The [AT] Connects Blog

New Assistive Technology Data Brief

Posted By Anne Long | Jul 24, 2014

http://www.catada.info/sites/catada.info/files/files/AT_Issue6_Finalaccessible.pdf 

This AT Act Data Brief is a national summary of State Assistive Technology Programs' FY 2013 data. The brief contains 5-year trend data for core activities and highlights Assistive Technology program success stories.  


UCEDDs Take Part in a Thank You Video for Senator Harkin for his Dedication of People with Disabilities

Posted By Anne Long | Jul 24, 2014

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On July 16, 2014, the Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs (ATAP) presented this " Thank You to Senator Harkin! " video in recognition of the Senator's work on the developing and sustaining this national network. More than a dozen UCEDDs are lead entities on the implementation of the AT Act in their state.


Funding Work-Related Assistive Technology for the Transition-Aged Special Education Student

Posted By Anne Long | Jul 08, 2014

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AT & Employment Webinar Series: Funding Work-Related Assistive Technology for the Transition-Aged Special Education Student

Join us for a Webinar on July 23

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Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
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The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) has concrete criteria for when AT devices and services are available to ensure that a student benefits from his or her education.  When a student is transition-aged (generally ages 14 to 21), the IDEA contemplates a detailed planning process to prepare the student for the move to vocational training, higher education, and/or work.  This session will explain these IDEA requirements and explore how a range of AT devices and services can be funded to support these transitions.

RESNA Catalyst Project Partners James R. Sheldon, Esq., Neighborhood Legal Services, and Ronald M. Hager, Esq., National Disability Rights Network, will be presenting this webinar.  This webinar will include live captioning, and .1 CEU will be available for a $16 fee.  For questions, please contact Paul Galonsky at pgalonsky@resna.org.

Title:

AT & Employment Webinar Series: Funding Work-Related Assistive Technology for the Transition-Aged Special Education Student

Date:

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Time:

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM EDT

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet


FCC to Host Free Event on Making Social Media Accessible for People with Disabilities

Posted By Anne Long | Jul 01, 2014

Disability.gov updates

FCC to Host Free Event on Making Social Media Accessible for People with Disabilities - July 17

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Accessibility and Innovation Initiative is hosting an event called "Accessing Social Media" on July 17, 2014 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the FCC Headquarters in Washington, DC. The event is free and open to the public. Representatives from government agencies, disability advocacy groups, technology companies and members of the public will discuss tools and best practices for making social media accessible. RSVP to AccSocMedia@fcc.gov, or watch the event live via webcast on July 17. After the event there will be demonstrations of accessible technology solutions in the FCC's Technology Experience Center.