Public access point/Community technology center

Free PDF reader for visually impaired people

According to a recent press release: "The Swiss National Association of and for the Blind (SNAB), in collaboration with the Access for All foundation and the service provider xyMedia, has developed an important innovation for visually impaired people.

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UCP of San Luis Obispo's iPads Without Limits Program

The iPad Without Limits program gives iPads to children and teens with disabilities. This video spotlights Tyler Monteiro, a San Luis Obispo resident who has both down syndrome and autism and is non-verbal. In Winter 2011, Tyler was given an iPad. He learned how to use it and more importantly how to communicate with it faster than we could have hoped for.

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Archived Webinar on Freeware: 50 Fabulous Freebies for Fun and Function

Many people do not realize that assistive technology is a continuum of devices and tools, from low-tech to high-tech. However, everyone agrees that the right assistive technology tools can provide a person with a disability the opportunity for increased independence and access to their community.

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AT and Transition Policy Webinar from RESNA

December 13, 2012
Noon Pacific, 3 pm Eastern

RESNA's Catalyst Project webinar is intended for state Tech Act projects who need to address Transition.

Statewide AT programs must spend 5% of its state leadership funds on transition activities. Transition activities must relate to students with disabilities transitioning under IDEA and activities related to individuals with disabilities maintaining or transitioning to community.

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Archived webinar on Built-in IOS Accessibility and Alternative Access to the iPad

The ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) SETSIG (Special Education Technology Special Interest Group) webinar from 10/12 focused on the many universal design technologies built-in to the iOS. They also looked at alternative access options to the iPad – from styluses, to keyguards, to switches.

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New Database of Free/Inexpensive Assistive Software

The Adaptech Research Network has posted an online database of assistive technologies that are available at little or no cost. The database can be searched by product name or function (writing, magnification, etc.). A brief description of each product is given.

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