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ATIA – New Summer/Fall Webinars

ATIA has just announced its summer/fall webinar lineup! The all-new lineup features a range of AT topics, including proposed rules on website accessibility, switch activities for independence, and apps to assist with memory tasks. The following are just some of the great opportunities available to you to advance your AT skills in 2016.

ATIA On-line Learning

The ATIA’s Assistive Technology (AT) Online Professional Development program is the source of high-quality education from leading AT professionals for educators and service professionals working at the local, state and national levels in government and private organizations. Find the training you need in our extensive directory. What makes our Assistive Technology Online Education exceptional?

Facebook launches “Automatic Alternative Text”

Social media platforms may be a great way of telling the world about your life, but not everyone can appreciate these moments in full. Facebook is launching “automatic alternative text”; a tool that uses object recognition technology to identify and describe an image, so that visually impaired and blind people using screen readers will be […]

The National Cristina Foundation & Creating IT Futures Foundation Launch Online Computer Resource Guide

Supported by the Creating IT Futures Foundation, the National Cristina Foundation launched an online computer resource guide to make computers more accessible to military veterans. The guide is available as a content widget for potential partner websites as well. “Nearly every job touches on some aspect of technology, and we want to make technology as […]

Perkins Holiday Gift Guide

Byline: Alix Hackett  Perkins Solutions has the perfect functional and fun presents for kids and adults who are blind or visually impaired. Want to make someone smile this holiday season? Assistive technology can be a game-changer for people who are blind or visually impaired, offering ingenious solutions in the classroom, at home or in the workplace. […]

Freedom Scientific and Optelec Join Forces in Assistive Technology Merger

Freedom Scientific and Optelec announced that the two companies have merged to create the world’s largest assistive technology provider for the visually impaired. The two companies have a long history of providing innovative technology solutions that enable blind and low vision individuals to reach their full potential – to gain an education, obtain employment, succeed in […]

All New browsealoud from Texthelp – Improving Digital Access for All

Leading digital inclusion software browsealoud, from assistive technology experts Texthelp, today unveils a smart new, more user-friendly look with enhanced functionality. The all new browsealoud makes websites more accessible to all and empowers digital users to browse websites independently. Browsealoud, offering read aloud content and translation to web-users with print and language difficulties, sets the […]