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Happy #ATAwarenessDay Everyone!
Assistive technology (A.T.) is everywhere, from our mobile devices to our eyeglasses, our wheelchairs to our grab bars, our speech-to-text to our text-to-speech. Today we celebrate how assistive technology makes a difference every day for most everyone.
To raise awareness about the importance of A.T., we reached out to our community of A.T. users, family members, and service providers to learn what you most love and enjoy. Thank you to everyone who contributed!
Let these words of wisdom and photographs inspire you to create your own posts and share on your favorite social media platform. Happy #ATAwarenessDay everyone!
“I have seen the power of matching the right A.T. tool with the right person from working in the field for decades. My favorite is showing someone text-to-speech; it’s simple and life-changing!”
“One my favorites has to be the Seeing AI app from Microsoft.[…] It combines so many useful features for blind and low vision users into one easy-to-use, free app that is available across platforms. Where a person once needed to carry several bulky, expensive single-function items, they can now use Seeing AI for a variety of daily tasks from currency identification to color identification to barcode scanning.”
“My favorite A.T. is my calendar and contacts app on my phone. The calendar app keeps me organized and the contacts app keeps me in touch with people.”
Carol Page, SC
“Communication apps on tablets! I love seeing people of all ages being able to communicate with others, sharing their joys and opinions.”
The AT3 Center, the Association of AT Act Programs (ATAP), and the Administration on Community Living (ACL) make no endorsement, representation, or warranty expressed or implied for any product, device, or information set forth in this blog. The AT3 Center, ATAP, and ACL have not examined, reviewed, or tested any product or device hereto referred.
The Assistive Technology Act Technical Assistance and Training Center (AT3 Center) is a project funded under grant award #90ATT0003 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Community Living (ACL). The AT3 Center provides technical assistance and support to AT Act Programs funded under Section 4 of the Assistive Technology Act of 1998, as amended (P.L. 108-364). The AT3 Center is a sponsored project of the Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs (ATAP). The information on this website does not necessarily reflect the position or policy of ACL, and no official endorsement should be inferred.
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