We all love our assistive technology (AT) products that help us get around, work, play, learn –and, generally, enhance many aspects of our lives. But we all wish at times that some device feature was easier to use or didn’t break so often, or that the device could do more for us. Read more:
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.
AbleData guide to provide you with insights into assistive technologies to help you with farming.
Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) typically happen without warning. They can occur to anyone at any age. Stroke or TBI affects each person in a unique way, resulting in different levels of impairment and different needs. Read more:
A guide to provide you with insights into products available for students with learning disabilities (LD) such as dyslexia (reading), dysgraphia (writing), and dyscalculia (math).
A guide to provide you with an overview of assistive technologies available to help you with housekeeping chores.
Physical therapists (PT) play a key role in maintaining an individual’s mobility and physical independence.
Nationally and at the state level, Associations of Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) help seniors and adults with disabilities lead lives with dignity and choice in their homes and communities for as long as they can. But, how do AAAs accomplish this goal? Lesley Nesmith, AbleData’s Assistive Technology Specialist interviewed Sherri Smail from Iowa’s Association of Area Agencies on Aging (i4a) to find out more. Read highlights from their interview below.
Lesley: What are AAAs?
It turns out special education isn't just for special education students. And, it seems there's an app for almost everything and everyone. When Kim Janssen talks about how Attleboro schools use technology to teach students with disabilities, for example, she refers to something called "universal design." Read the full article.
Open source software (OSS) positively impacts many large industries from healthcare to education—these effects are now being felt at the individual level as well. The speed of delivery and cost efficiency of OSS enables developers to provide multi-use, flexible and readily available software as opposed to proprietary options. OSS allows software developers to create assistive technologies using open source interfaces that directly improve the day-to-day lives of members of the special needs community or individuals who have physical disabilities.