Sports/Recreation/Play

Assistive Technology for People with Visual Disabilities

Tools that provide access to people who are blind or have low vision are available to help with a variety of tasks, including telephone use, cooking, self-care, and even carpentry. These tools usually provide output in at least one of three ways: audio, magnification, or braille.

Note: For information on computer access, see our articles on magnification, refreshable braille, and screen readers. For information on magnifying printed text, see our article on CCTVs.

Telephone Access

Large button telephones can make dialing easier for people with low vision. They may have additional features, such as audio amplification.

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Broadband Access and How It Is Redefining Quality of Life Issues for People with Disabilities

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Standard Time

This webinar will present a general introduction and overview of Broadband—both as a public policy agenda and as a quality of life issue for people with disabilities. The training will review the unique ways in which Broadband is redefining health care, education, employment, citizenship, and community participation for people with disabilities.

Description: This webinar will present a general introduction and overview of Broadband—both as a public policy agenda and as a quality of life issue for people with disabilities. The training will review the unique ways in which Broadband is redefining health care, education, employment, citizenship, and community participation for people with disabilities.

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Gaming Systems (Wii, etc.)

Gaming systems like Playstation, Wii, and XBox are powerful technologies for education, entertainment, and exercise.  They include a console, a handheld controller, game media, and a connector to a television for display.  Some connect to the Internet as well.

They can be used to play physical games or mental puzzles, chat by voice or text with others, browse the web, and watch videos.

There are specialized input devices for different activities, and some have been created or modified for people with disabilities.  New controllers include object, face, and voice recognition technologies -- exciting options for accessibility.

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Archved Webinar on Using Assistive Technology to Promote Children's Participation

The Virginia Early Intervention Professional Development Center has posted this archived webinar which concerns infants and toddlers.

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Making a Switch Toy


Instructions on how to convert a battery operated toy into a switch activated toy.

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Assistive Technology and Adapted Recreation: A Perfect Match

April 24th, 2013
11 AM Pacific, 2 PM Eastern

This webinar from Georigia Tech Tools for Live will highlight programs that specialize in adapted recreation.

When charged with the task of thinking of how assistive technology can benefit a person with a disability, we often focus on educational and job environments and goals. Social and recreational activities benefits each one of us as we are working towards our best life outcomes.

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Assistive Technology for Infants and Toddlers (3 hrs)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
6:00 AM Pacific, 9:00 AM Eastern

West Virginia's Birth to Three project sponsors this 3 hour training.

Research illustrates that infants and toddlers who use assistive technology early in their lives have increased skills and abilities to participate in the daily activities and routines of their families.

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Archived Webinar on AT for Infants and Toddlers (AT Network)

Assistive technology (AT) can do much to support diverse learners in the areas of communication, behavior, play and learning. This training is focused on giving participants an opportunity to learn about AT tools and learn strategies to create a preschool classroom or home environment designed to engage all learners, ages 0-5 years.

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Assistive Technology for Infants and Toddlers


A training presented on Thursday, January 19, 2012 by Debbie Drennan and Janet Nunez, Parents Helping Parents iTECH Center is called "From Velcro to…. Assistive Technology for Ages 0-5: Exploring the Potential"  Assistive technology (AT) can do much to support diverse learners in the areas of communication, behavior, play and learning.

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