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.
The Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 ("CVAA") requires video game equipment, software and related services to be accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities. Read the full article.
Buying a new vehicle can be exciting, yet challenging – especially if you are buying your first conversion vehicle for yourself or a loved one with a mobility disability. Where do you start? AbleData’s Assistive Technology Specialist, Lesley Nesmith, spoke with Shelley Clark, a representative from a reputable mobility center, Total Mobility Services, to discover some helpful tips. Read highlights from their interview below.
On Tuesday, Google Inc published a blog post introducing the company's latest initiative — the Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities.