AT for the Would-Be Virtuoso Who is Blind or Has Low Vision

Music is a force like no other. It has the power to soothe and relax; invigorate and inspire; comfort and heal. It is a poignant remedy for the soul and an expressive outlet for the heart. As American musician Billy Joel described, music is “an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by - no matter what culture we're from.” Through adapted musical instruments and other assistive technology (AT) devices, you can learn how to read and/or create your own music.

The FitBit as AT

A FitBit can be a helpful piece of assistive technology (AT) equipment for myriad health-related needs. One of AbleData's Information Specialists, Marleen Gonzales, recently purchased a FitBit to help her monitor her sleeping habits. Co-Information Specialist, Elizabeth Lee, interviewed Marleen on the benefits she's experienced with her recent purchase.

Elizabeth: What it is a FitBit?

Speech Therapists: What They Do and How They Use Assistive Technology

Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP), sometimes called speech therapists, play a key role in developing and maintaining an individual’s communication, cognition and independence. To understand the role of speech therapy, its use of assistive technology (AT), mobile devices, and future trends AbleData’s subject matter expert, Stephanie Mensh, interviewed Joan Green, M.A. CCC-SLP, a nationally-recognized clinician, expert and author on using AT for speech-language needs and founder of Innovative Speech Therapy.

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