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Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Awards Second Annual High Impact Innovative Assistive Technology Grants

The Reeve Foundation has awarded seven grants focused on exceptional access to assistive equipment and technology, totaling to $520,996.  Massachusetts, Arizona, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Illinois, Virginia and Kentucky have received support for their innovative assistive technology programs. For details….. read on

RESNA to introduce new, updated ATP exam in July 2016

Candidates who take the new, updated ATP exam between July 1 and October 31 2016 will receive a $100 discount off of the regular $500 exam fee. The exam has been updated to reflect current assistive technology practice.   During the past two years, volunteer subject matter experts representing a variety of AT specialty areas, practice […]

Wheelchair Access & Evacuation Devices

Now that school is in session many administrators are dealing with new and returning students in wheelchairs as well as students with short-term needs. Whether it’s allowing a student to access all areas of the school or allowing first responders to quickly move a wheelchair user to safety from a multi-story facility there are many […]

RESNA – AT in Schools job analysis study

RESNA is conducting a job analysis study of the work typically performed by assistive technology professionals in schools. AT practitioners who work in primary and secondary school settings are invited to participate in a survey to validate job tasks, knowledge and skills.  The goal of the study is to identify the core job responsibilities of […]

Web portal on accessible workplace technology

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy today announced the launch of http://www.PEATworks.org — a comprehensive Web portal spearheaded by ODEP’s Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology. From educational articles to interactive tools, the website’s content aims to help employers and the technology industry adopt accessible technology as part of […]