Assistive Technology Gives Me Greater Independence

Assistive technology has had a tremendous impact on my daily life and how I function. I’m using it right now to write this blog post! Here are a few ways that assistive technology helps me as a student, a therapist and allows me to live a more independent life. Assistive Technology in My Work andContinue reading “Assistive Technology Gives Me Greater Independence”

How Society Perceives Assistive Technology

I’m both a disabled person and someone who professionally studies the way we learn, think, speak, and teach about disability, whether we intend to or not. I’m sometimes asked by parents or even kids if my husband and I, both wheelchair users, allow our kids, family members to “play” with our wheelchairs. The answer mightContinue reading “How Society Perceives Assistive Technology”

Using Smart Devices with Assistive Technology

When it comes to technology, almost every 13-year-old kid is obsessed. What most 13-year-olds don’t have to worry about, however, is trying to access certain features on a phone, iPad, or any piece of technology while having limited mobility. Throughout my childhood, I used an iPad. With the help of an iPad mount and voiceContinue reading “Using Smart Devices with Assistive Technology”

Raising Awareness for Disability Employment

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, a month that raises awareness, celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates about the value of a diverse workforce, inclusive of the skills and talents that disabled people bring. As part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, it’s important to recognize the assistive technology that helpsContinue reading “Raising Awareness for Disability Employment”