Make Your Voice Heard – Hearing Loss
This past week, I had the opportunity to participate in the Hearing Loss Association of America’s (HLAA) Annual Virtual Convention. HLAA’s mission is to “open the world of communication to people with hearing loss by providing information, education, support and advocacy.” While all the sessions were very interesting, I thought the sessions on access…Read More
Make Your Voice Heard – Hearing Loss
By Kathryn Wyeth This past week, I had the opportunity to participate in the Hearing Loss Association of America’s (HLAA) Annual Virtual Convention. HLAA’s mission is to “open the world of communication to people with hearing loss by providing information, education, support and advocacy.” While all the sessions were very interesting, I thought the sessions…Read More
A Fidgetarium of Possibility
One of my minor autistic traits is fidgeting. When I was a kid, I had to learn how to do hidden fidgeting, because people (especially adults) thought fidgeting meant I wasn’t paying attention, or I was acting weird. Actually, I needed to fidget to focus my attention, though I didn’t understand that at the time.…Read More
Access to Facebook
It is so wonderful to see advances in the social media platforms in recent years to make content more accessible to people with disabilities! Some of these advancements are within the platform and you don’t need to do anything. However, there is still quite a bit you can personally do to make sure your content…Read More
The Future of AT in Employment
Using AT to gain employment and support work over a lifetime has been a goal of our community for as long as we have been around. We have seen huge gains in the variety and flexibility of technology we can use as AT for employment in the last few decades. But, I think there may…Read More
Zoomsgiving: Connecting While Decreasing Social Isolation & Loneliness
By Jen Mullins, BS, CTRS, MATP Staff When I think about Thanksgiving, I think about connecting with my loved ones and enjoying food I like! This year with the pandemic, getting together with family for the holidays will be different. A friend recently shared an article with me about this: “Remember that ‘different’ does not…Read More
AT to Help with Wearing a Mask!
[Image description: the featured image of this video is of Jen Mullins, a white woman who has her wavy, brown hair up in a ponytail. Jen is smiling under a floral printed mask and is holding a silicone mask insert on the outside of her mask while holding up a thumbs up. Note: the silicone…Read More
The Marriage of Captions and Sounds
With a little practice, you can increase your enjoyment of videos, slides, and movies by playing available captions along with the sound track of the media. I have personally learned the value of combining these tools of accessibility over a period of decades. My first taste of the possibilities of combining captions and sounds was…Read More
3-D Printed AT for Writing, Painting, and Drawing (with Jen)!
[The featured image of the video above is of Jen Mullins, a white woman with long, brown, wavy hair. Jen is smiling and wearing a coral-colored cardigan and black shirt underneath. In one hand, she is holding a Palm Pen Holder device that is holding a paintbrush. In her other hand, Jen is pointing at…Read More
New Accessibility Features for iPhone, iPad, & More-Coming this Fall!
By Jen Mullins, BS, CTRS, MATP Staff This past Monday Apple announced that it will be releasing its iOS 14 update in the fall. Note: OS is the abbreviation for operating system. In general, an OS is the software that runs your device. I’ve been learning about some of the new accessibility settings that are included…Read More