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Smart Cars: Move Over George Jetson!

In Assistive Technology Articles, Blog, Featured, News by Lisa Horton

When I was a child, one of my favorite television shows was The Jetsons. The Jetsons lived in a futuristic world called Orbit City. George and Jane Jetson lived in a Skypad Apartment, full of push-button convenient labor-saving devices, robotic contraptions, and inventions that made life easier. Fast forward to 2017. Smart cars (or, self-driving cars) are trending in the …

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Braille and Emerging Technologies: Combining Forces

In Assistive Technology Articles, Assistive Technology Resources, Blog, Featured, News by Anna Gouker

There are 1.3 million people who are legally blind in the U.S., and the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 285 million people worldwide are visually impaired — 39 million of them are blind, and the remaining 246 million have low vision. Historically, people with blindness or visual impairments have been limited to using braille to read.  But just as digital books have changed …

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Assistive Technology Advocacy

In Assistive Technology Articles, Blog, News by Theresa Kulow

Are you or someone you work with having issues with getting funding for assistive technology and related services for people with disabilities? Here’s a resource to be aware of for these situations. Disability Rights Wisconsin challenges denials for funding for assistive technology and related services for people with disabilities. If a person needs assistive technology and is denied funding for …

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Social Security Adds Website Feature to Read Web Pages Out Loud

In Assistive Technology Articles, News by Theresa Kulow

Making websites accessible to the broadest possible audience not only benefits people with disabilities visiting your site, but can really benefit all visitors to your site. For example, Social Security recently added a new feature to their website called “BrowseAloud” that allows the content of their website to be read aloud. This feature might be useful for individuals many individuals …

Computer Shortcuts

In Assistive Technology Articles, Blog by Phil Goodman

Since I began providing computer access support for folks with visual deficits I have changed the way I use a computer myself. I guess it isn’t surprising that those of us with fair to good vision never “see” that there are alternatives to the way we access our computers on a day to day basis. The biggest change I have …

Back It Up!

In Assistive Technology Articles, Blog by Phil Goodman

Consequences of Failing to Back Up Your Email Email has undoubtedly become a large part of many of our lives for both work and personal use. Losing all of the information that is stored in the email program that you use could be devastating, and I am always surprised to find out how many of you never back up the …