Assistive Technology

The federal definition of Assistive Technology (AT) describes AT as “any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially or off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.”

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National Deafblind Equipment Distribution Program

iCanConnect provides people with both significant vision and hearing loss with free equipment and training. iCanConnect is a national program with local contacts that helps people stay connected with friends, family and the world.

In this Perkins eLearning webcast, Jerry Berrier provides an overview of a variety of communication technologies for individuals who are deafblind. Jerry presents a historical view of different devices that have been used in the past and compares them with the technology that is available today.

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Paths to Technology (webinar from Perkins School for the Blind)

Paths to Technology – Perkins School for the Blind

The recent Chrome OS update has revamped ChromeVox to incorporate significant changes for Chromebook users who rely on a screenreader.

Learn more about the new ChromeVox here.

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