Monday, February 28, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
The Washington Assistive Technology Act Program is pleased to announce the launch of the EverGREEN AT Exchange website! The site is free for everyone to use and is a great alternative to discarding unused assistive devices and durable medical equipment. It’s easy to sign up for an account and post ads; you can also search statewide for lower cost, gently used products for sale, trade and exchange. C’mon and give it a try!
Friday, February 18, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Accessibility Application Installers® allow you to easily adjust the existing accessibility settings and add additional accessibility applications such as a talking email client, video magnifier, accessible music player and GPS navigation aids. For use with text-to-speech applications, Best Voices for Android® allows you to easily comparison shop for SVOX Pico voices with a variety of language choices.
These applications are tailored per carrier and per version of the Android Operating System, so consequently not all options will be available depending upon the your phone's configuration. Despite this, the installer will walk you through the process of downloading and installing the Accessibility Application and will assist in setting up the device with the most useful accessibility applications available for the Android device.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Monday, February 7, 2011
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON SEATTLE CAMPUS, JUNE 2011
The University of Washington Center for Technology and Disability Studies will offer “Summer Institute on Technology and Disability: An Introduction to Assistive Technology” a series of workshops, June 27–30, 2011. Topics will include assistive technology: the fundamentals; augmentative and alternative communication; computer access technologies; funding for assistive technology; technology for people with learning and cognitive disabilities; seating, positioning, and mobility; hearing assistance technology; iDevices and Apps; web accessibility and individuals with low vision or blindness; and case studies and consultations. During the hands-on labs, participants will also experience alternative computer access hardware and software, and software to aid individuals who have blindness or low vision, limited mobility, or difficulties with reading and writing.
The fee for the entire institute is $495.00. For an additional fee, University of Washington Academic Credit and Puget Sound Educational Service District Clock Hours will be available to those completing the entire Institute. Rehabilitation Counselor Certification Credits (CRCC) are also available to those completing the Institute at no additional cost. For more information including registration, please contact UWCTDS at 206-685-4181 (V/TTY), 206-616-1396 (TTY/TTY Message), via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on the Web at http://uwctds.washington.edu/education/SummerInstitute.asp.